Park District

Jason Larson
Executive Director

May 4, 2020

In light of the recent concerns about the spread of COVID-19 around the US and with Governor DeWine declaring a state of emergency within the state of Ohio, we want everyone to know that the Richland County Park District is committed to ensuring the citizens of Richland County that we can continue to serve our community should we see a significant spread of the virus in our area.

Richland County has set up a website for more Coronavirus information: Richland County COVID-19

As a result of this executive order, the Richland County Park District (RCPD) is implementing a temporary policy to allow for staff to work from home, avoid non-essential travel and cancel in person meetings and programs.  As a result, the Gorman Nature Center Visitor Center will be closed until Friday, May 29th. In addition, all programs, group meetings, events, etc. will be cancelled until at least March 29th. All public hiking trails on our properties (Gorman Nature Center, the B&O Trail, etc.), will remain open dawn-to-dusk, throughout the year. Outdoor restrooms are available at Gorman Nature Center.

In the event that the virus continues to spread, we may extend the period of time that the park district offices will be closed to the public. Should this occur, please use one of the following methods to reach us or check for updates and additional information:

Email: gormannaturecenter@richlandcountyoh.us
Website:  http://www.gormannaturecenter.org/
Facebook: Richland County Park District
Phone: 419-884-3764

The restrooms are closed until May 29th.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause to the general public. The health of our board, staff and volunteers, as well as the general public is our primary concern. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you for your continued support of the Richland County Park District!