Public Places: Parks/Reservations
Alderfer/Oenslager Wildlife Sanctuary is the home of the Medina County's Environmental Education Center. The area is named after the family who donated the original 103 acres to begin this site.
This site boasts one of the finest reforestation areas in Ohio. Beginning in the 1930s, Stan Allard planted trees on areas too steep to farm. Over his lifetime, more than 100,000 trees have been planted at Allardale.
Named for the grove of buckeye trees found along the stream in the Schleman Nature Preserve, the park provides a variety of experiences for visitors. The east side of the park is the setting for soccer and softball fields available for use by reservation.
This is a traditional amusement park with 18 rides for children and adults. Pay by the ride, or buy an unlimited ride pass. Open daily at 2 p.m. during the summer.
This 62-acre facility was once a gravel pit. Visitors to the park today would never know its past, as they enjoy the grassy slopes and wooded nature trail. Active recreation facilities in the form of football and softball fields are located in this park.
Hubbard Valley Park came into existence as a further benefit of a flood control project on the Chippewa Creek. When the Hubbard Valley Dam was constructed, additional land was purchased to permit the development of a permanent reservoir. This 18-acre lake provides a great spot for family fishing, either from the shore or from your rowboat or canoe.
The Lester Rail Trail is the first example of conversion of a former rail corridor for public use to a bike/hike trail in Medina County. The trail extends 3.2 miles from Abbeyville Road to Lester Road in York Township.
The site is crossed by a winding tributary of the Black River. A picnic shelter is available for reservation at this facility. Shady, wooded picnic grounds are located near the parking lot for your family's enjoyment.
Plum Creek Park is one of the best examples of recycling found in Medina County. Formerly the Brunswick Township landfill, this site has been transformed into a scenic park by the park district. Beginning with the original 30-acre landfill site, the park district has added more than 160 additional acres. The 1.5-mile nature trail at Plum Creek offers visitors a chance to enjoy the scenic, mature forest located on this property.
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