Parks and Pools
The City of Willoughby Hills will provide residents with a subsidy rate to use the
Osborne Park Pool in Willoughby.
The rates are as follows:
THE COST OF A POOL PASS IS $135 PER INDIVIDUAL
Season Pass (up to age 59) Resident cost would be $85 (City pays $50)
Season Pass (for Seniors 60+) Resident cost would be $75 (City pays $60)
In addition to our own city parks, the City of Willoughby Hills uniquely hosts three separate parkland agencies within its borders.
Located immediately behind City Hall, Campbell Park is available for rental and features two covered pavilions with electricity, grills, restrooms with running water, a children's playground, tennis courts and a basketball court. Parking for this facility is available on the north side, off Eddy Road, and on the south side, at the City Hall parking lot. The cost to rent one of the Pavilions is $50 each for a resident or $150 each for a non-resident. Please call the Recreation Department for more information or to book a pavilion at 440-975-3540.
Located immediately behind the Community Center, Roemisch Fields features one covered pavilion and several baseball diamonds.
Located at the Northeast corner of Chardon and River Roads, Garfield Park is used for Soccer.
Veterans Memorial Park
The City dedicated this new park on Memorial Day, 2013. It features a gazebo and permanent amphitheater-style seating and will be used for the annual Memorial Day and Veteran's Day ceremonies, as well as summer concerts and other recreational activities.
The City is still accepting donations from anyone interested in honoring or supporting veterans. All revenues received will be used exclusively for the construction and maintenance of the facility and sponsors will be recognized on permanent markers at the facility. If you are interested in donating to this worthy cause and help us further recognize the contributions of the veterans of our armed forces, please click here to download and print the donation form.
To see a map showing the placement by donors, click here
PARKS PROVIDED BY OTHER AGENCIES:
THE CLEVELAND METROPARKS
Since the 1920s, North Chagrin Reservation has been a special combination of outdoor recreation areas and wildlife sanctuaries. Located in Mayfield Village, Willoughby Hills, and Gates Mills, the reservation includes a nature center and nature education building, a number of trails and picnic areas. Sanctuary Marsh and Sunset Pond are both popular areas to observe waterfowl.
An interesting feature of the reservation is Squire's Castle. Built at the turn of the century by F.B. Squire, it was to serve as the gatehouse of his country estate, but plans for the remainder of the estate never materialized.
The reservation is also home to Manakiki Golf Course, located off SOM Center and Eddy roads in Willoughby Hills. See www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Reservations-Partners/North-Chagrin-Reservation-11.aspx for details.
1) Gully Brook Park is a 174-acre park and represents land obtained by the Lake Metroparks district over the past ten years. It includes a 1.4 mile gravel trail, a picnic shelter on the bank of Gully Brook, a flush restroom, and a playground. See www.lakemetroparks.com/select-park/gullybrook.shtml#home for details
2) Pleasant Valley Park covers nearly 80 acres of land along the Chagrin River and provides public access to 2,000 feet of fishable stream. Since the acquisition of this former commercial nursery at the end of 2007, Lake Metroparks has worked to restore it to a functioning floodplain corridor. Cottonwood and sycamore trees continue to reclaim the valley floor in the shadow of an 80-foot high bank on the Chagrin River.
See www.lakemetroparks.com/select-park/pleasant-valley.shtml for details.
The sanctuary, located at the end of Skyline Drive, is an 81-acre forested tract overlooking the beautiful Chagrin State Scenic River valley. It has been a protected as a bird sanctuary since 1944.
See http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/location/hach_otis/tabid/891/Default.aspx for more details