Rangers warn against cliff jumping, swimming at Greene County parks

Rangers warn against cliff jumping, swimming at Greene County parks
Indian Mound Reserve (Gabrielle Enright/Staff Photo)

GREENE COUNTY — Over 150 citations or warnings have already been issued in 2019 to people caught cliff jumping or swimming at Green County parks and trails, according to park rangers.

Cliff jumping and swimming at all Greene County parks are prohibited, but rangers are also warning about the dangers, especially with high amounts of rainfall in the area this year.

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“After the rain, the water comes up and gets high. We don’t see debris. There could be an entire tree that no one sees,” Chief Ranger Brady Smith told News Center 7’s Gabrielle Enright.

The busiest places for rangers this year to issue citation include Indian Mound Reserve in Cedarville, The Narrows Reserve and Nature Center, and Glenn Thompson Reserves in Beavercreek, according to rangers.

“I know it’s all over social media that this is a great place to go cliff-diving, but its not legal,” Smith said.

“If you come out, you’ll get a citation for doing so.”

Rangers also ask to report any suspicious activity at Greene County parks to them to be investigated.