State parks open; offices closed to public


Park staff will respond to phone calls, emails

The Times-Gazette



In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s guidance, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) closed all Ohio State Park offices to public visitation at 5 p.m. on March 17 to protect the health of both visitors and staff.

Staff will be available by phone and email at local park offices to respond to questions regarding local facilities, as well as current and new reservations. Visit ohiostateparks.org to find the park office number for each park.

To reschedule or cancel current reservations, as well as make new reservations, the public is encouraged to visit www.reserveohio.com or call the toll-free reservation number 866-644-6727.

For more information on COVID-19 and ODH’s recommendations on prevention and preparation, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

“This situation is evolving quickly, but as of right now, unless otherwise specified, ODNR properties are open to the public,” the park system said in a news release. “We are closely monitoring the situation and will make any changes that the conditions warrant. We will update the media and the public should any of our properties close unexpectedly. For the latest information on ODNR operations during the Coronavirus outbreak visit our website.”

The website address is ohiodnr.gov.

Park staff will respond to phone calls, emails

The Times-Gazette