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 State Parks like many of the other millions of annual visitors, you likely have many fond memories of hikes, picnics, camping trips, and more. Whether it’s with family, friends, or alone in a quiet spot by your favorite tree or favorite creek, Ohio State Parks mean so much to so many…
As a bonus, three random, lucky voters will win an official Ohio State Parks passport book. The passport book is a fun way to visit all of Ohio’s scenic state parks with the added benefit of giving visitors a chance to commemorate each visit.
Ohio State Parks Week kicks off on Earth Day and covers Arbor Day – both important initiatives and celebrations of nature, the environment, and the community. Ohio State Parks are one of only seven state park systems in the nation where park admission remains free and accessible to all. Because of this, everyone can enjoy the benefits of our parks—whether it be by wandering trails, attending community events, spending time with friends, or simply finding moments of quiet respite in the outdoors.
New this year…
Donations made in support of the Ohio State Parks Foundation will be shared with the top vote-getters in each category. The winning park in each category above will receive 25% of the donations submitted through this form. The remaining donations will support the work of the Ohio State Parks Foundation.
How the Voting Works
- Visit the Ohio State Parks Foundation voting page during Ohio State Parks Week
- Vote for your favorite park – no donation required!
- OR, vote for your favorite park, AND donate to the park!
Voting closes on Sunday, April 30th at 11:59 PM. We will announce the winning parks a few days later. Thank you for sharing your love for our amazing, beautiful, and free Ohio State Parks.