10 Ohio state parks received new playground equipment

OHIO — Ten state parks in Ohio received new playground equipment this summer.

The parks that had new equipment installed received a climbing structure, slides, tubes or bridges, and four swings. Most of the parks also added climbing rocks to their playgrounds.

“My wife, Fran, and I have made so many memories with our children and grandchildren at Ohio State Parks,” said Gov. Mike DeWine.

The following state parks received new equipment:

  • A.W. Marion State Park
  • Buckeye Lake State Park
  • Cowan Lake State Park
  • East Fork State Park
  • Geneva State Park
  • Indian Lake State Park
  • Maumee Bay State Park
  • Salt Fork State Park
  • Strouds Run State Park
  • Wolf Run State Park

“Recently, we have been updating our nature centers and adding Storybook Trails, and now we have added additional playground equipment to keep our youngest guests happy, healthy, and active during their visits,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz.

The gear for the playgrounds was purchased from Snider Recreation, a family-owned and operated playground and recreation business based in Ohio.

The new playgrounds were installed for about $40,000 each and Ohio State Parks’ general fund was used to purchase the new equipment, according to a news release.