Web Content Viewer
Web Content Viewer

Ohio State Parks Foundation

With Your Support, We Can Make Our Parks Even Better

Learn How You Can Help

Established in 2021, the Ohio State Parks Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that supports Ohio's State Parks by enhancing projects, activities, and programs in the parks.

The Ohio State Parks Foundation is committed to supporting Ohio State Parks by enhancing our treasured outdoor spaces for safe, high-quality recreational experiences for all visitors through continued investment.

Recent Gifts

Shawnee State Park will receive new playground equipment and additional playground offerings thanks to a $25,000 donation to the Foundation from the local medical community.


Thanks to a grant from NiSource, Maumee Bay State Park will receive ADA kayaks, an all-terrain wheelchair, and mobility mats to improve access to the beach.

Trail Chair

At Van Buren State Park, the Foundation is working with a local community foundation to purchase ADA picnic tables and to install a sensory path and pollinator gardens.  A dedication will take place this summer after installation is complete.

Pollinator Garden
Sensory Path
ADA Picnic Table

Coming Soon

Several additional Storybook Trails will be added this summer, sponsored by generous donations to the Foundation.