Richfield Heritage Preserve
formerly Crowell Hilaka, is Ohio's Hidden Treasure. 336 acres of winding streams, lakes, and wooded uplands, it was farmed by the pioneer Oviatt family and then became the estate of inventor Jim Kirby. During the 1920s Kirby constructed a patented lake, a mill to generate electric power, a house air-conditioned with spring water, and a dance hall built on springs. Upstream, the Neal family built their fairy tale houses and operated a thriving fruit farm. The land was purchased by the Cleveland Girl Scouts in 1937 and enclosed for the protection of the girls. In 2015, the property was purchased by the citizens of Richfield. It is being transformed into a park for public enjoyment.
Richfield Heritage Preserve is open to the public every day, dawn to dusk.
No admission charge.
The main entrance is at 4374 Broadview Rd,
just south of the Richfield Giant Eagle.
The Preserve is administered by the Park Board :
Richfield Joint Recreation District ( RJRD )
Friends of Crowell Hilaka ( aka FoCH. pronounced "folk" ) is a nonprofit advocacy group partnering with the RJRD to preserve, protect, enhance, and promote Richfield Heritage Preserve, formerly Crowell Hilaka. more...
Weekend Warriors: Park volunteers will meet at the Pack Out Building at 9am on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Weather permitting, we will paint the Waterfront Latrine in preparation for the Revere Class of 67 Reunion. If time permits, we will move cinderblocks from Waterfront to the saw mill.
Forestry: we weed out destructive, non-native plants that could disrupt the natural balance. Weeding is good excersize, great therapy ( you win most battles! ) and an opportunity to meet fellow nature-lovers while supporting the environment. For next class session, contact Lynn Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org 440-667-3367
Trail upkeep: if you would like to help improve the trails, contact Jenny Austin 216-288-8196 email@example.com
For more ways to be part of this exciting team click on Volunteer
This video was produced by SkyCam.photography for the 2014 campaign.
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Get to Know your Park
Third Tuesday every month
Wetlands at RHP
David and Carol Wolfe
Location: Gund Hall at Richfield Heritage Preserve 4374 Broadview Rd
Richfield, OH 44286
Candlelight Mystery Players present:
A Deadly Picnic in the Park
Saturday, August 18
This interactive murder mystery includes dinner and dessert. Proceeds benefit FoCH and Richfield Historical Society.
For deadly details, click here
or see display at left
S'more Day Hike
Sunday, August 19
details in display at left
Sunday, September 16
Crowell Hilaka Memories Project: Camp alumni & families: What do you remember about Crowell Hilaka? What did it mean to you? We are collecting memories! Please click here for more information.
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