I spoke with you on the phone yesterday regarding your contact with a Park District Ranger at Woodland Mound on June 12,2012. I would like to update you on some steps we have taken on our end to address the situation. I met with the staff of Ranger Supervisors collectively to review the incident. Supervisors were briefed on the legalities of Open Carry and the scenario likely to occur when a park visitor makes a report of a subject in possession of an open carry firearm. I addressed the firearms handling concern with our department firearms instructor and recommended a block of instruction for in-service training to educate officers on proper “unloading” of firearms of various makes/models and action types. I relayed the information you provided regarding planned group outings scheduled for Woodland Mound and other Hamilton County Park District venues.
I would like to serve as a point of contact for future correspondence. Please feel free to contact me at Ranger Headquarters at (513) 521-3980 or via email
Thank you for your input,
Hamilton County Park District Rangers