Parks & Shelters


  • ​Children’s Playground
  • Bathrooms
  • Community Garden
  • Covered Seating Area
  • Nearby Hike/Bike Trail

​Chestnut Hills Dr.
Ravenna, OH 44266

Chestnut Hills Park

From dream to reality! The Ravenna Community Playground was designed from our children’s dreams and ideas, funded through donations from the community, and built through the work of volunteers. “It consumed the town, from a tiny spark to a roaring fire. Everyone pulled together. Children were in ecstasy! Parents glowed! We did this together.” In 2008 the Friends of the Park project saw to completion the creation of a community playground for our children to enjoy. In early summer, over 1000 volunteers converged on the site on N. Chestnut St. to make the dream a reality.

The project began in 2006 with over 500 Ravenna elementary school students meeting with designers from Leathers & Associates to express their dreams and ideas for the park. At the end of the day, an amazing playland was unveiled featuring acastle, a tower with a dungeon for the boys and a beauty salon for the girls, a pirate ship, a rocket, and much much more.

Volunteers were recruited from all walks of life, both skilled construction professionals and those who had never touched a hammer participated. Donations were sought from individuals as well as businesses. Many individuals and businesses really stepped up to the plate and dug deep to make the project possible. Today, the park, which is located on North Chestnut St. (SR 44) approximately 1/2 mile south of State Route 14, is a great asset to the community, providing a safe, enjoyable place for parents to bring their children to play. A community garden has also sprung up next to the park and ideas are already floating around for future projects at the site.


  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Playground
  • Skate Park
  • Pavilions
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Pickleball

​165 Oakwood St.
Ravenna, OH 44266

John Tontimonia Field of Dreams

Ravenna’s City Park of Dreams contains 25 acres of well-developed recreation facilities. Facilities include: baseball, softball, basketball, playground, tennis, restrooms, and pavilions.

​City Park is the home of one indoor lodge and three shelters that are available for rent.

Tower Lodge is now open for rentals! The Lodge is  ADA compliant and complete with a fully functioning kitchen this is a perfect space to hold a baby shower or throw a graduation party! You can comfortably host up to 150 guests in this newly renovated space. Table and chairs are provided. 

Cunningham Shelter holds up to 120 people and has electricity. This shelter is near the playground, tennis courts, and restrooms. It is equipped with picnic tables, and BBQ grills.

​Memorial Shelter holds up to 80 people and has electricity. This shelter is located near the ball fields, skate park and small playground. It is equipped with picnic tables, and BBQ grills.

North Shelter This shelter holds up to 25-40 people and does NOT have electricity.  This shelter is near the basketball courts, which houses four picnic tables. 

​Contact our office at 330-296-2864 for current fee information and to place your reservation.


  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Playground
  • Vita Course
  • Pavilion
  • Walking Trail

5893 New Milford Rd.
Ravenna, OH 44266

Havre Woods Park

Havre’s Woods Park is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. With multiple softball and soccer fields, a well equipped playground for the younger children, a convenient pavilion, and nature trails, this park has it all. During the warmer months it’s a great place to come out and watch league softball or soccer.

​The Vita course is a great way to stay in shape! It offers various obstacles and exercises to do while you walk or run along the trail.

​Havre Woods is home to the Sterling Smith Shelter. It holds up to 80 people, and does NOT have electricity. This shelter is equipped with picnic tables, BBQ grills, and portable toilets.

​Contact our office at 330-296-2864 for current fee information and to place your reservation.


  • Fishing
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Areas

​5331 Lakewood Rd.
Ravenna, OH 44266
330.296.3864 option 0 (Reservations + Info)
330.297.5739 (Fishing Cabin-boat rentals, fishing, etc.)

Lake Hodgson

Lake Hodgson will be closed to all activities from April 9th through April 11th, and possibly April 12, 2024.  They will be doing their first stocking of the lake during this time and will need time for the fish to acclimate.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but is necessary for the viability of the lake.

The 180-acre Lake Hodgson not only serves as a water supply for the City of Ravenna, but also as a recreational area during designated months. The lake is stocked periodically with a variety of fish. Lake species include walleye, trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, northern pike and catfish.

Lake Hours:

April 1st – May 31st … 6am – 8pm
June 1st – September 3rd (Labor Day) … 6am – 9pm
September 4th – October 26th … 6am – 9pm

Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Gate closes and is locked at 8pm SHARP


  • Return ALL rental boats to rental shore.
  • All rental equipment must be returned to office by 8pm or deposit is FORFEITED.
  • There is a $200 fine for littering.
  • No Open Fires
  • No Swimming
  • No Gas Engines

Creel Limits

  • Panfish: No Limit, please take every fish you catch
  • Trout: Minimum 12” length, Limit of Four (4)
  • Bass: Minimum 15” length, Limit of Four (4)
  • Walleye: Minimum 15” length, Limit of Six (6)


  • Single Day Gate Permit Resident $5.00
  • ​Single Day Gate Permit Non-Resident $6.00
  • ​Boat Stake – Seasonal Resident $130.00 + Seasonal Resident Gate Permit Fee $35.00

For further information and pricing, please call the Lake Hodgson cabin beginning April 1, 2024, at (330) 297-5739

Reservations for Lake Hodgson are being accepted, please call (330) 296-3864 option 0.  If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will get back with you as soon as they are available.  The lodge is available from April 1 – October 26, 2024.  There will be no reservations taken during the off-season.