Ohio State Parks received a total of $10M grants for conservation, renovations, and upgrades from The National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund.
This grant funding was announced by Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office and is part of the legislation passed in June 2020.
Out of the 18 grants, 3 state parks that got the highest grants are Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon with $2.5 million, Salt Fork State Park in Lore City with $1.5 million, and $1.1 million will be directed to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Oak Harbor. The grants will be used for upgrades, facility renovations, and development.
Also receiving grants are the cities of Euclid, Beavercreek and Piqua; the village of New Paris; Countryside Park in Washington Township; Van Buren State Park; the Conneaut Township Park Board; the MetroParks of Butler County; the Preservation Parks of Delaware County; Chaparral State Nature Preserve in West Union; Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs; Stage’s Pond State Nature Preserve in Ashville; Tar Hollow State Forest in Laurelville; and Wildlife District 3 Headquarters in Akron.