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Park improvement project at Chagrin River Park
Reeves Road entrance is now open
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Park information • Directions
|3100 Reeves Road, Willoughby, OH 44094
Lon: 81° 24' 20.943" W • Lat: 41° 39' 30.609" N
1000 Rural Drive, Eastlake, OH 44095
Lon: 81° 25' 4.628" W • Lat: 41° 39' 41.175" N
37699 Erie Road, Willoughby, OH 44094
Lon: 81° 24' 48.379" W • Lat: 41° 39' 4.211" N
Amenities: 237 acres. Picnic area with grills. Picnic shelter. Drinking water. Restrooms. Hiking trails. Playground. Fishing. Sledding hill.
Fire ring with firewood. Volleyball court. Ball/game fields. Pay phone.
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In 1993 Lake Metroparks acquired 101 acres along the Chagrin River, located in the communities of Eastlake and Willoughby. Most of the park's natural areas are made up of dense shrubs with pockets of mature forest bordering wetland areas. Archaeologist Charles Whittlesey found evidence of earthworks along the Chagrin River just downstream from this park.
The site is named the Reeve Village site for the property's owner, Dr. George N. Reeve. People living here between 1250 and 1500 AD have been named the Whittlesey Culture after the archaeologist. During several excavations, a variety of artifacts were found including clay vessels, bird bone beads, projectile points, scrapers, and a large number of smoking or ceremonial pipes. These can now be seen at the Indian Museum of Lake County.
Look for great blue herons, kingfishers, bank swallows, and sandpipers near the river. Two wetland areas support frogs, salamanders, and a variety of songbirds. The seasonal wetland near the picnic shelter serves as a haven for great blue heron and ducks, such as mallards and blue-winged teal. Park land on the east and west bank of the Chagrin River are linked by a pedestrian bridge. Access is provided to more than 2.83 miles of trails.
Reeves Road entrance: - Take Rt. 2 to Lost Nation Road and go north. Turn left onto Reeves Road. Chagrin River Park is located on the left.
Rural Drive entrance: - Take Rt. 2 to Lost Nation Road and go north. Turn left onto Reeves Road; pass the Reeves Road entrance and follow to Rural Drive. Turn left and the entrance is located at the end of Rural Drive.
Erie Road entrance (From the east): Take Route 2 to the Lost Nation Road exit and go south to St. Clair Street (directly across from the east-bound Route 2/Lost Nation exit ramp). Go west on St. Clair Street to Erie Road. Turn right. Chagrin River Park is located on the right.
Erie Road entrance (From the west): Take Route 2 to the Lost Nation Road exit. Follow St. Clair Street (located directly across from the exit ramp) to Erie Road. Turn right. Chagrin River Park is located on the right.