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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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VOTE for Your Favorite Marquee & Gemstone Ohio State Park

It’s OFFICIAL…the second annual Ohio State Parks Week will kick off on Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd. Join the Ohio State Parks Foundation in celebrating Ohio State Parks Week and VOTE for your favorite marquee and gemstone park. We invite you to think about your favorite park, and what it truly means to you. If you love Ohio…

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Estate Giving to Benefit the Ohio State Parks Foundation

What will your Legacy be?  Share your joy for the outdoors with planned giving to benefit the Ohio State Parks Foundation.  A well-planned strategy for giving back to causes that are important to you through estate giving also referred to as planned giving can provide a range of benefits, from reduced taxes to a sense of personal fulfillment and…

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Meet Byron Guy, a spark for Ohio State Parks!

Byron Guy wears many different hats regarding Ohio State Parks. His work includes the Buckeye Trail Association, E.G.G.S. Hike, OH/KY American Discovery Trail ™, and more. He recently used his birthday to create a Facebook Fundraiser for the Ohio State Parks Foundation, and we caught up with him to explain why and share his donor story. “What is your…

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