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Partner Projects

Partner Projects

People in bright yellow and orange construction vests and hard hats standing in front of a partner project, a two story frame of a building.

We can’t do this without you!

– Ohio State Parks Foundation

For decades, our state parks have been the crown jewel of Ohio. Let’s continue to support and enhance them with new lodges, cabins, marinas, education centers and more!

An example of a partner project.

Alum Creek Marina

The grand opening of the Alum Creek Marina is scheduled for June. The new facility will include amenities such as outdoor dining, public restrooms and shower facilities.  

In addition to the new marina, upgrades at the park include a Storybook Trail, rentable kayaks, a new playground, a new camp store, cabins, and 18 new campsites. 

Read more: https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/discover-and-learn/safety-conservation/about-ODNR/news/Construction-Milestone-Alum-Creek-Marina 

Hocking Hills Lodge, a partner project.

Hocking Hills Lodge

A grand opening of the new state-of-the-art lodging facility, with 81 guest rooms, a conference center, an indoor and outdoor pool, and other 5-star amenities are being planned for summer.

Read more:  https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/go-and-do/plan-a-visit/find-a-property/hocking-hills-lodge 

Lake White Boating Education Center

The new building will include a 2,020 square-foot park shelter with storage rooms, restrooms, patios, and a pavilion area.

Read more: https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/discover-and-learn/safety-conservation/about-ODNR/news/New-Place-to-Learn

Hueston Woods Nature Center

The new Nature Center building will include terrariums with native wildlife and Big Woods themed displays.  Visitors will also be able to enjoy an improved bird-viewing area and an overview of the park’s vast geological history.  Construction is expected to be complete in May of 2022. 

Read more: https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/discover-and-learn/safety-conservation/about-ODNR/news/Hueston-Nature-Center-Under-Construction

Xenia Native American Interpretive Center

The state’s newest park, located in Xenia will be the site of an interpretive Native American Center, the first of its kind in the state. The center will commemorate one of the largest-known Shawnee settlements in Ohio. The traditional longhouses used by the Shawnee tribe inspired the design concept of the interpretive center, estimated to be about 6,000 and 7,000 square feet once completed. 

Read More: Ohio state park is first step in representation – Indian Country Today 

Southern Ohio Eco-Corridor, a partner project.

Southern Ohio Eco-Corridor

Plans are underway to rehabilitate 40,000 acres adjacent to the internationally known animal conservation area, the Wilds. This land was previously used by AEP for mining. Planned amenities include trails, lodging, and camping.