Friends of Richfield Heritage Preserve
4374 Broadview Rd., Richfield, OH 44286
Open dawn to dusk. Free.
Richfield Heritage Preserve, formerly camps Crowell & Hilaka, is Ohio's Hidden Treasure. In the 20's-30's it was home to vacuum cleaner inventor James Kirby who built a rustic home, patented lake, dance hall on springs, and hydroelectric mill. The Cleveland Girl Scouts bought the property and the adjoining Neal Fruit Farm and enclosed them to make 2 camps. In 2015, they were purchased by the citizens of Richfield and made into a public park with fishing, hiking, and scheduled activities. Some buildings closed pending restoration. The Lodge (formerly Gund Hall) and some shelters can be rented.