The board of county commissioners of any county may acquire, construct, improve, maintain, operate, and protect parks, parkways, and forests, and provide an agency for their administration. For such purposes the board may acquire real estate in fee or a lesser interest, and may receive and execute the terms of gifts and bequests of money, lands, or other properties.
This section does not authorize a county to appropriate any property acquired by a park district pursuant to section 1545.11 of the Revised Code. The board may make contributions to a park district pursuant to section 307.281 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 03-14-1980 .