MWCD to Close Buildings to the Public

March 17, 2020

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) prioritizes the safety and health of our community: the visitors we serve, our employees, volunteers, and neighbors. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to align operations with the orders/ recommendations of national, state, and local public health experts. We are closely monitoring the situation and will make any changes that the conditions warrant. We will update the media and the public should any additional properties or facilities close unexpectedly. Please check our website and social media channels for the latest on our operations.

Employees will continue to report to work or telecommute where applicable, but the MWCD is closing all buildings to the public beginning March 18 until further notice including: 

  • Main office: 1319 3rd Street NW, New Philadelphia, OH
  • Main office Annex: 2050 Reiser Ave. SE, New Philadelphia, OH

The following Park/ Marina buildings are also closed to the public at this time. Although the buildings are closed to the public, MWCD staff will be available during normal business hours. Please call if there are any questions that can be addressed over the phone. If in-person meetings are required, arrangements can be made as long as they are in compliance with CDC recommendations.  

Law Enforcement staff will continue to patrol MWCD properties and aid the public.

Buildings closed at Atwood Lake:

  • Welcome Center
  • Activity Center (Food service will continue via carry-out from the Activity Center)

Buildings closed at Charles Mill Lake:

  • Park Office
  • Messerly Building

Buildings closed at Pleasant Hill Lake:

  • Welcome Center
  • Marina (Not yet open for the season)

Buildings closed at Seneca Lake:

  • Marina
  • Welcome Center
  • Dockside Restaurant

Buildings closed at Tappan Lake:

  • Park Office
  • Marina
  • Activity Center
  • Latitude 40 Restaurant

Clendening and Piedmont Marinas will also be closed to the public.

What is open?

Outdoor facilities at our parks and marinas will remain open along with our trails and public boat launch ramps when lake levels allow. To check lake levels, click here.

Atwood Lake Marina will remain open. The Atwood Dock, and Lighthouse Bistro will provide carry out service on the weekends with limited hours. Please visit The Atwood Dock, and Lighthouse Bistro Facebook pages for hours and menus. 

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