Memorial Park

During the 1990's decade, Medina County was one of the top 5 fastest growing counties in the state of Ohio. The charming city of Medina, located right in the center of the county, was attracting people for its excellent schools, historical character, and being only a short drive to both Akron and Cleveland. Between 1980 and 1990, the population shot up 26 percent. Medina was the perfect little town to move to.

The 10.75 acre plot of land known as Memorial Park was donated and established as a city park in 1968. Situated between Harding St, N Harmony St, and E Homestead, Memorial Park had always been a place for families and kids to spend time all year round, offering sledding hills in the winter and a community pool in the summer. In response to Medina's rapid growth, in 1992, J.U.M.P. playground and a variety of other amenities were added to make this park a place for everyone.

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Public Pool

Public Pool

Medina's city pool is located at Memorial Park. It is open to the public at a very low admission price. The pool has an attendance of up to 30,000 people a year, providing a refreshing place to cool down during the hot summer months. The pool was the kind of place where people would go and hang out when they were just looking for something to do. From the last day of school, to the end of July, the pool was packed every day. Recreational activities, like the city pool, are very important to the citizens of Medina. Image curtesy of Tessa Johns View File Details Page

Memorial Pool Lifeguards

Memorial Pool Lifeguards

t was a great place for teenagers, especially college students to get summer jobs. It was almost entirely staffed by teenagers and since the pool closed at 9, the lifeguards could still go out after work. In the 80's, the pool was packed every day it was open-1:00 to 9:00 PM- with 6 or 7 lifeguards on duty at all times. For many years, the pool at Memorial Park has been a prime place for kids and teenagers alike to spend their summers. View File Details Page

J.U.M.P. Playground

J.U.M.P. Playground

J.U.M.P. Playground was added to Memorial Park in 1992, during the peak years of growth in Medina. The goals were to build a safe, high quality, wheel chair- accessible playground for the community, to create a unique community service project, to involve the children of the community in every aspect from organization to construction, and to enhance the family, hometown image in Medina. This playground is very well known and loved to all of the children that spent their childhoods in the tight-knit, neighbotly community. Image curtesy of medinaoh.org View File Details Page

Planting Flowers

Planting Flowers

Groups from all around the community, like this one, the K-Kids Club from Sidney Fenn Elementary, all pitch in to keep the parks looking beautiful. This shows how important it is to the people of Medina to make sure our recreational places remain a place for families to be. The K-Kids Club plants flowers at J.U.M.P. Playground to make sure the park stays beautiful and looking colorful. Parks like Memorial Park are very important to the Medina citizens, so the community members work together to maintain these areas that the city has provided for us. Image courtesy of Shannon Conley View File Details Page

Memorial Park Pavilion

Memorial Park Pavilion

Another beautiful amenity of Memorial Park is it's pavilion. The 56'X31' pavilion is open to anyone who chooses to use it and includes electricity, water, and a grill. It has a seating capacity of 75-90 people, making it a wonderful place for schools like Sidney Fenn Elementary and Eliza Northrop Elementary to have field trips and Last Day of School parties. What used to be a garage dump is now a beautiful wooded picnic area. Image curtesy of Tessa Johns View File Details Page

Disc Golf

Disc Golf

Other amenities of the park include a 9 hole disc golf course for beginners, a natural amphitheater with sledding hills, a fenced in dog park for people to let their pets run around unleashed, and a beautiful wooded area. All of these amenities along with the pool, playground, and pavilion make this park a wonderfully preserved area that is well loved by all the children and families of Medina. The city parks are most certainly something for the little town to be proud of. Image curtesy of Tessa Johns View File Details Page

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Tessa Johns, “Memorial Park,” Discover Medina, accessed March 24, 2017, http://discovermedina.org/items/show/166.

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