In 1973, Orange Village purchased 31 acres of undeveloped land from the Rosko family with the hope that one day it could be the site for a new Village Hall. A small baseball field (Hazlett Field), accessible from Pike Drive, was constructed shortly after the land was purchased.
The first park plans were prepared in 1989, the park entry drive was installed, and construction of our park was underway. In 1991, council passed Ordinance 1989-18, which provides for the imposition of a $750 impact fee on new construction to be used for recreational development. By the end of 1995, Orange Village had acquired 15 more acres of land, increasing the size of our park to 46 acres. During this same period, recreational facilities had been expanded to include nature preserves with a half mile of paved trails, two baseball fields with bleachers and back stops, an ice skating area, tether ball, volleyball, and two tot lots with picnic pavilions, tables and grills, as well as our new municipal facility.
The Greenspace Plan establishes goals for open space protection and restoration in Cuyahoga County, including significant improvement to quality of life, regional competitiveness, green infrastructure, environmental and human health, and recreational opportunities.
An additional 3 acres were acquired in 1998 and a 3 acre lot was purchased in 2000, increasing the total area to more than 52 acres. Orange Village was awarded a Natureworks grant in 1998 to construct an additional mile of paved nature trails, install fitness stations, and build 3 information kiosks. A soccer/football field was constructed in 1999. Last summer, a sandlot volleyball court and a gazebo/band shell were added to the park
In 2003, the Orange Village Community Park was added to the Cuyahoga County Greenprint, which is part of the Cuyahoga County Green Space Plan that was prepared by the Planning Commission.
The most recent addition to the park system involves 10 acres of land at the corner of Lander Road and Pike Drive.
The land was acquired in 2011 with the purchase of the St. Margaret of Hungry church property.
A portion of the land will be used to extend the park system with additional trails and an event pavilion.
Residents may reserve the ball fields and picnic pavilions by contacting Village Hall at 440 498-4400.
Click here for a printable Park Reservation Form
Chipping and Putting Greens
|During the winter months a sledding hill is available to Orange Village residents.
The community garden is really catching on! Vegetables and flowers of all kinds are popping up everywhere.
Learn all about our Community Garden and see how you can get involved.
Codified Ordinance 505.085 REMOVAL OF DOG FECES
(a) No person being the owner of or in charge or control of any dog, shall permit such dog to commit a nuisance on school grounds, Village grounds or other public property, or upon any private property other than the property of such owner or person, without the permission of the owner of such other property. Where the owner or person in charge or control of such dog immediately removes all feces deposited by such dog and disposes of the same in a sanitary mananer, such nuisance shall be considered abated.
(b) Whoever violates this section and does not abate the nuisance as provided in subsection (a) hereof is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.