revised NPS summer 23
Thank you to everyone who came out to the first weekend of our native plant sale so eager to add these beneficial beauties to their landscapes. Our plants were nearly sold out in just a few hours on the first day! We appreciate your enthusiasm and support of biodiversity.

The few remaining plants from the weekend will be at the nature center Tuesday through Friday this week if you want to drop in to see what is left. But, to give our grower a chance to catch up, we will not be holding the June 10 and 11 sale. We will be back on schedule though for the June 17 and 18 sale with more awesome native plants!

Watch for a species list to be posted during the week and, as a reminder, you can reach out to our grower directly with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Chippewa Yacht Club, in partnership with Medina County Park District, is pleased to present this comprehensive boating safety course to kids aged 12-15 years old. Students will have the opportunity to obtain their Ohio Boating Education Course licenses, will learn how to operate different types of watercraft including sailboats, paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, SUPs, and motorboats; and participate in water-based activities that provide the opportunity to develop lifelong skills. Based on a “learn by doing” program, students develop self-esteem, exercise teamwork, safe seamanship, boating, and water safety practices and also demonstrate responsibility. Life jackets are included with registrations.

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Get outside and fish at your Medina County parks this spring from March 20 through June 20. This self-guided program is the perfect way to spend time with family and friends and can be completed at your convenience.

Click HERE for details.

Click HERE to download the form. Get outside and explore your Medina County parks on accessible trails! “Strolling Through Spring” is great for strollers, wheelchairs, and walkers of all abilities. Complete five or more of the designated trails between April 1 and June 30 to qualify for an award. Hikes are FREE for all participants. The award for all hikers is a unique commemorative art print created by local artist and long-time park volunteer George Parmelee.

Buy back program
Click HERE to learn morea about the Buy-Back Program.
woodland health
MULTIPLE DATES SCHEDULED THIS SPRING! Join us for a day of service pulling an aggressive weed from sensitive wildflower habitats. OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Medina County and Medina County Park District Volunteers will educate you about the habitat garlic mustard threatens and about some of the wildflowers we are protecting. You will learn everything you need to know about identifying and removing this invasive species. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to your community and ensure a healthy park for future generations. Bring your own work gloves, and dress appropriately for the outdoors. Ages seven to adult. Registration is required. Click HERE for a flier with all the dates/times/locations.