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  Chestnut Hills Park

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.


  • Children's Playground

  • Bathrooms

  • Community Garden

  • Covered Seating Area

  • Corn-hole Courts 

  • Nearby Hike/Bike Trail

  • COMING SEPTEMBER 2023- Four regulation size Corn-hole courts!

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, ga-ga pit, playground, tennis, restrooms, pickleball and pavilions.

City Park is the home of four 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, and BBQ grills. 

Tower Lodge is our indoor facility  equipped with a functioning kitchen including microwave, stove/oven, refrigerator and a small warming oven. We provide one 5' ft. table, eleven 6'ft. tables, four 8' ft. tables and 75 chairs. The building and amenities are ADA compliant.   

The North Shelter  This shelter is near the basketball courts holds up to 25-40 people and does NOT have electricity.  It houses four picnic tables. 

Contact our office at 330-296-2864 or click the icon on the right for current fee information and to place your reservation. 


  • Basketball

  • Baseball

  • Softball

  • Playground

  • Skate Park

  • Pavilions

  • Tower Lodge

  • 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.

Havre's 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 and BBQ grills. 

Ballfields can be reserved March 1st- November 1st. The front field is also is equipped with lights for night games. 

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


  • Soccer

  • Softball

  • Playground

  • 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 o
n Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Gate closes and is locked at 10pm SHARP


  • 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.


Single Day Pass           Resident                  $5.00

Single Day Pass           Non-Resident          $7.00

Boat Stake - Season    Resident                  $75.00


  • Fishing

  • Boat Rental

  • Picnic Areas

5331 Lakewood Rd.
Ravenna, OH 44266

330.296.6326 (Reservations+Info)
330.297.5739 (Fishing Cabin)

Emerald Lake Land Preservation 


The City of Ravenna's Parks and Recreation was awarded a grant through the Ohio EPA's Water Resource Restoration Sponsorship Program to acquire over 112 acres of pristine undeveloped land within the city limit. Our project, Emerald Lake Land Preservation, was supported by the Northeastern Ohio Regional Sewer District in the spring of 2022. The contractual agreements were completed in the fall of 2022, between The City of Ravenna, the EPA, and the NEO Sewer District.

This preservation will provide educational opportunities, animal habitats, environmental protections, 

endless opportunities to understand ecological changes, and passive enjoyment for all to enjoy.

UPDATE: 2023

March -The Environment Covenant was signed and recorded. 

May/ July - Plugging and Decommissioning the oil and gas wells on the property (now completed). 

Sept- Nov- Invasive species is scheduled for removal.


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