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Medina County’s Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, Princess Ledges reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend

The Plain Dealer  Cleveland logo The Plain Dealer Cleveland 5/22/2020 By Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland.com

MEDINA, Ohio -- Those looking to get outdoors for a stroll in the fresh air now have two more options in Medina County, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

Decisions regarding the reopening of Medina County Park District sites are based on continued developments in the COVID-19 crisis, as well as recommendations from the Medina County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health.

Based on those recommendations, two parks are reopening after being temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Road in Medina -- one of the most popular parks in the system -- reopened on Friday (May 22).

Unfortunately, that will not include the dog parks and playground at this time, but both the paved trail and the wooded nature trail will be available for walkers, and the lake will be open for fishermen.

Also reopening Friday was Princess Ledges Nature Preserve at 4361 Spruce Ave. in Brunswick Hills Township. That park contains a mile-long wooded trail, bordered by spring wildflowers and offering views of impressive sandstone ledges.

Still closed to the public until further notice are Wolf Creek Environmental Center, Susan Hambley Nature Center and park district headquarters.

All playgrounds and drinking fountains remain off limits, and all programs and reservations have been canceled through at least June 30. Young Naturalist Camps and youth fishing camps have been canceled for this summer.

In the 17 open parks and on the three open multipurpose trails, the park district asks visitors to follow these guidelines to help prevent the spread of the COVID -19 virus:

1/4 u00b7 Stay home if you feel ill.

1/4 u00b7 Keep a six-foot distance between yourself and others.

1/4 u00b7 Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.

Visitors utilizing the park district’s open-air shelters must adhere to public health orders issued by Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health that limit gatherings to fewer than 10 people.

Park district rangers will enforce these orders and require larger groups to disperse.

For additional information, visit www.MedinaCountyParks.com.

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