The Orange Village Park System has been growing and evolving since 1989. Orange Village is a Community For All Generations and our park system has amenities for all ages and interests. Now we even have a space for dogs!
To reserve a plot in the Community Garden you must learn the rules, sign a waiver and submit the forms along with a payment. The payment will cover the annual fee and refundable deposit. The necessary forms can be found on the Community Garden page.
Completed forms can be dropped off at Village Hall Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm or mailed to Orange Village Hall, 4600 Lander Rd., Orange Village, Ohio 44022
[CLICK HERE] for a reservation form. Choose from:
- Wooddell Room
- Council Chamber
- Dubyak Diamond
- Hazlett Field (Pike Drive)
- Soccer Field
- Singer Pavilion
- Pike Drive Pavilion
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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. A sandlot volleyball court and a gazebo/band shell were also 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.
Ten acres of land at the corner of Lander Road and Pike Drive were 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.