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 Richfield Joint Recreation District ( RJRD )
Tuesday, November 21 Gund Hall - Corey's Fireside Chat ( see sidebar )
Sunday November 26, 2017 Hike & Help on the Trail 1- 4 pm ( see flier below)
Saturday December 2 Annual FoCH Christmas Cookie Sale
Sale 10 am - 1 pm ( while supplies last)
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:30 Presentation at Richfield Library
" The Elusive Mr. KIrby "
What is "Friends of Crowell Hilaka" ?
( aka FoCH. pronounced "folk" )
FoCH is a nonprofit advocacy group partnering with the RJRD to preserve, protect, enhance, and promote Richfield Heritage Preserve, formerly Crowell Hilaka.
This video was produced by SkyCam.photography for the 2014 campaign.
Become a Member
3rd Tuesday of every month. Everyone welcome!!
November 21, 2017 Gund Hall
6:00 Scrapbooking & fireside snacks 7:00 Corey Ringle's
FIRESIDE CHAT :
An overview of FoCH this year
a membership conversation about the programs and events we propose to take on in 2018.
There is a place by the fire for YOU!
FoCH is serving donuts, cider,
and chestnuts roasting by an open fire!
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.
Shop and help!
FoCH is part of Amazon Smile and eBay for Charity. A portion of your purchases or sales can be directed to FoCH. Visit the Donate page for details!
The Property Map - Directions
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