Chestnut Hills Park

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From dream to reality! The Ravenna Community Playground was designed from our children's dreams and ideas, funded through donations from the community, and built through the work of volunteers. "It consumed the town, from a tiny spark to a roaring fire. Everyone pulled together. Children were in ecstasy! Parents glowed! We did this together." In 2008 the Friends of the Park project saw to completion the creation of a community playground for our children to enjoy. In early summer, over 1000 volunteers converged on the site on N. Chestnut St. to make the dream a reality.

 

The project began in 2006 with over 500 Ravenna elementary school students meeting with designers from Leathers & Associates to express their dreams and ideas for the park. At the end of the day, an amazing playland was unveiled featuring acastle, a tower with a dungeon for the boys and a beauty salon for the girls, a pirate ship, a rocket, and much much more.

 

Volunteers were recruited from all walks of life, both skilled construction professionals and those who had never touched a hammer participated. Donations were sought from individuals as well as businesses. Many individuals and businesses really stepped up to the plate and dug deep to make the project possible. Today, the park, which is located on North Chestnut St. (SR 44) approximately 1/2 mile south of State Route 14, is a great asset to the community, providing a safe, enjoyable place for parents to bring their children to play. A community garden has also sprung up next to the park and ideas are already floating around for future projects at the site.

AMENITIES:

  • Children's Playground

  • Bathrooms

  • Community Garden

  • Covered Seating Area

  • Nearby Hike/Bike Trail

Chestnut Hills Dr
Ravenna, OH 44266

John Tontimonia Field  of Dreams

Ravenna's City Park of Dreams contains 25 acres of well-developed recreation facilities. Facilities include: baseball, softball, basketball, playground, tennis, restrooms, and pavilions.

City Park is the home of three shelters that are available for rent. 

Cunningham Shelter holds up to 120 people and has electricity. This shelter is near the playground, tennis courts, and restrooms. It is equipped with picnic tables, and BBQ grills. 

Memorial Shelter holds up to 80 people and has electricity. This shelter is located near the ball fields, skate park and small playground. It is equipped with picnic tables, a fireplace, and BBQ grills. 

The small shelter near the basketball courts holds up to 40 people and does NOT have electricity.  This shelter is near the basketball courts. It houses four picnic tables. 

Contact our office at 330-296-2864 for current fee information and to place your reservation. 

AMENITIES:

  • Basketball

  • Baseball

  • Softball

  • Playground

  • Skate Park

  • Pavilions

  • Restroom Facilities

  • Tennis 

  • Pickleball

165 Oakwood St.
Ravenna, OH 44266

Havre Woods Park

Havre's Woods Park is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. With multiple softball and soccer fields, a well equipped playground for the younger children, a convenient pavilion, and nature trails, this park has it all. During the warmer months it's a great place to come out and watch league softball or soccer.

The Vita course is a great way to stay in shape! It offers various obstacles and exercises to do while you walk or run along the trail. 

Havre Woods is home to the Sterling Smith Shelter. It holds up to 80 people, and does NOT have electricity. This shelter is equipped with picnic tables, BBQ grills, and portable toilets. 

Contact our office at 330-296-2864 for current fee information and to place your reservation. 

AMENITIES:

  • Soccer

  • Softball

  • Playground

  • Vita Course

  • Pavilion

  • Walking Trail

5893 New Milford Rd.
Ravenna, OH 44266

Lake Hodgson

Parks + Rec does NOT manage Lake Hodgson. Call 330-296-6326.

The 180 acre Lake Hodgson not only serves as a water supply for the City of Ravenna, but also as a recreational area during designated months. The lake is stocked periodically with a variety of fish. Lake species include walleye, trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, northern pike and catfish. Boat rental is available.

Lake Hours:

April 2nd - May 31st ... 6:00 am - 8:00 pm


June 1st - September 3rd (Labor Day) ... 6:00 am - 9:00 pm


September 4th - October 15th ... 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Gate closes and is locked at 10pm SHARP

Rules

  • Return ALL rental boats to rental shore.

  • All rental equipment must be returned to office by 8pm or deposit is FORFEITED.

  • There is a $200 fine for littering

  • No Open Fires

  • No Swimming

  • No Gas Engines

Creel Limits

  • Panfish: No Limit, please take every fish you catch

  • Trout: Minimum 12” length, Limit of Four (4)

  • Bass: Minimum 15” length, Limit of Four (4)

  • Walleye: Minimum 15” length, Limit of Six (6)

Please observe limits and practice catch and release if possible to help maintain fish populations.

AMENITIES:

  • Fishing

  • Boat Rental

  • Picnic Areas

5331 Lakewood Rd.
Ravenna, OH 44266

330.296.6326 (Reservations+Info)
330.296.6004 (Fishing Cabin)

FEES

Single Day Pass           Resident                  $5.00

Single Day Pass           Non-Resident          $7.00

Boat Stake - Season    Resident                  $75.00