“A healthy, safe park represents more than a walk in the woods… it represents a school, a beacon to workers, a health club, a carbon offset, an art gallery, a preventative care facility, a tourist attractor, a mental health sanctuary, a water purification system, a community center, a laboratory, a library, a source of added value for nearby private property and a competitive boost for business. It is hard to imagine a more efficient use for a public dollar.”
Director Sean D. Logan,
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Ohio state park units include natural reserves, recreation areas, and historic sites. These breath-taking lands are found in every corner of the state and are supported by tax dollars and private donations.
The Ohio State Parks application, for your iPod touch and iPhone, is a resource you can use to discover new places to enjoy your favorite activities. It includes park description, location, activities, operation hours, and contact information. Use the app to search for your favorite activity, find the best park, preview photographs, find current weather conditions, and plan your next experience.
While you're there, you can snap a photo or two right on your device (if available) and submit the photo(s) to be included for everyone to enjoy as they plan their next experience.
There are treasures in our own backyards we don't even know about. Now is the time to discover a whole new world of possibility, without the hassle of the hunt.
*The Ohio State Parks application is neither provided nor endorsed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
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Thu, 12 May 2016 15:09:26 GMT
Merger of State Parks, Boating Operations Clears Ohio Senate
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A proposal to combine Ohio's parks and watercraft operations into a single office has cleared the Ohio Senate. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources included the merger in its budget this spring as a cost-cutting measure.
Mon, 02 May 2016 04:37:11 GMT
Ohio's state parks get spruced up
As the summer outdoor recreation season approaches, visitors to state parks in Northeast Ohio will notice significant facilities improvements. The improvements are being made possible by $88.5 million allocated in the state budget for state-park ...
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Thu, 12 May 2016 12:42:44 GMT
Protecting America's national parks
Logan Daily News
In Ohio, we are blessed with 13 National Park Service sites, including Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which is one of the top 10 most popular National Parks in the country. We are also home to nearly 4,000 sites on the National Register of Historic ...
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Thu, 05 May 2016 12:50:34 GMT
Celebrate national parks' centennial at CVNP
Akron Leader Publications
The Northeast Ohio park will be the site of several activities and special events planned starting this month. CVNP officials hope the public will take advantage of the opportunities to further explore sites and features of the local national park ...
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:05:07 GMT
Metro Parks: Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail bridge destroyed by arson fire
Hide Caption. Previous Next. AKRON, Ohio - A Summit County Metro Parks bridge was set on fire early Tuesday morning and now officials are investigating the case as arson. The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail north of Wilbeth Road was destroyed in the ...
Arsonist sets fire to bridge on Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath in Akroncleveland.com
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:01:54 GMT
Capital budget directs money to improve Columbus parks
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus City Council is taking a close look at the newly-announced capital budget. There is a lot to read, too. It is the largest capital budget the city of Columbus has seen. One aspect touching multiple neighborhoods is Parks and ...
Thu, 05 May 2016 15:45:15 GMT
New Scioto Grove Metro Park opens Friday
Outfitter REI donated $20,000 to Metro Parks to install five backpacking campsites on elevated pads along a 1.2-mile trail named for the co-op retailer, said parks spokeswoman Peg Hanley. Backpackers will use orange guideposts to find their way along ...
Thu, 12 May 2016 12:12:47 GMT
Sky Zone Trampoline Park coming to Saginaw County with 'Ninja Warrior Course'
Fitzgerald believes the new Sky Zone will be Saginaw County's first indoor trampoline park. Aftershock, another indoor trampoline park, opened in Midland last year. She said the parks are a growing trend. The Sky Zone in Columbus, Ohio, the first one ...
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Wed, 11 May 2016 15:15:29 GMT
Los Angeles Times
How big is too big? Some theme park riders fear small seats and 'the walk of shame'
Los Angeles Times
The uncomfortable scene is a familiar one to anybody who has ever visited a theme park: The overweight rider becomes increasingly embarrassed as the ride attendant pushes and shoves with all his might on the over-the-shoulder restraint that stubbornly ...
Tue, 10 May 2016 23:45:08 GMT
Summit Metro Parks approve two-mile extension of Freedom Trail in Akron
Akron Beacon Journal
The park district has a $500,000 federal grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation that could be lost if there are major delays on the project, he said. The hike-and-bike trail now runs 6.2 miles from the Portage-Summit county line through ...
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