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Ohio State Parks Foundation and RV Wholesalers Offering Membership Gifts at the Ohio State Fair’s ODNR Park

OSPF and RVWholesalers set up at ODNR Park at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Parks Foundation (OSPF) and RV Wholesalers, an official sponsor of the Ohio State Parks, are offering membership gifts to current and new members of OSPF’s Heart of Parks program who visit their table, which will be located in the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Park at the Ohio State Fair, which runs from July 24…

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Vote For Your Favorite Ohio State Parks

Back by popular demand, the Ohio State Parks Foundation is once again encouraging park enthusiasts from throughout the state to Vote For Your Favorite Park! Last year Hocking Hills and Lake White were the top vote-getters. Who will it be this year??  Starting on Earth Day, April 22nd, you can show your love for your favorite State Park, broken...

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Health and Wellness Benefits of the Outdoors

As park enthusiasts, we know that heading outdoors means more than just getting some exercise or a way to spend the afternoon, it is a key component of our health and overall well-being. We understand that spending time in nature makes us feel better, both physically and mentally.   Whether it’s hiking, biking, kayaking, or even camping, let’s break down…

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Ohio State Parks Foundation Launches New Membership Program: Heart of the Parks

Welcome to the Ohio State Parks Foundation’s Heart of the Parks Membership Program – a community of advocates passionate about making a lasting impact on Ohio’s 76 State Parks.   By becoming a member, you are contributing to the enhancement, preservation, and protection of our beautiful state parks while earning some sweet swag while you’re at it!  The Heart of…

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A Message from Former Governor Bob Taft

Former Governor Bob Taft and Hope Taft at Alum Creek State Park.

Click below to see a message from Former Governor and Founding Member of the Ohio State Parks Foundation, Bob Taft and Hope Taft. Transcription: “Hello everyone, I’m former Governor Bob Taft, Chair of the Ohio State Parks Foundation, and we’re here today at Alum Creek State Park. And I’m Hope Taft, and I love the Ohio State Parks. We’d…

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Your Dollars Make a Difference

The mission of the Ohio State Parks Foundation is to enhance visitors’ experiences at state parks by partnering with individuals, corporations, and other entities to support innovative projects that educate park visitors, increase inclusivity, support sustainability, and promote health and wellness.  Public spaces are for everyone, and the Foundation focuses on ensuring that all visitors feel welcome and safe. Funds will…

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Get to Know Zach Price, OSPF Donor and Park Enthusiast

Images of Zach Price and his family at Ohio State Parks. #DonorStory for the Ohio State Parks Foundation

Zach Price has long been a lover of the outdoors. You can find him many weekends kayaking, canoeing, sailing, hiking with family, and visiting state parks across Ohio.   While he is an outdoor enthusiast, he is also a huge fan of educational opportunities related to nature. In fact, he used to be a professional rock and ice climbing guide;…

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The Best of the Ohio State Fair!

Stop by the Natural Resources Park at the Ohio State Fair to see us! Look for the RVWholesalers’ RV parked across from the gift shop on the north east side of the Natural Resources Park. The park is located on the southeast area of the fairgrounds near the Rabbit and Poultry Building and 11th Avenue. MAP A special thank…

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June 2023 Newsletter: Your Dollars at Work

An aerial photo of an ADA-compliant kayak launch in Wingfoot Lake State Park. The words "OSPF June Newsletter: Your Dollars at Work!" appear.

We recently celebrated several big “reveals” in the past couple of months starting with an accessible playground at Dillon. We also funded ADA picnic tables, a pollinator garden and sensory path at Van Buren, and an accessible kayak launch at Wingfoot. All of these enhancements were made possible through generous donations from several sources, including community foundations and Goodyear. …

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