Forest Hill Park (Ohio)

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Forest Hill Park
Forest Hill Park (Ohio) is located in Ohio
Forest Hill Park (Ohio)
Forest Hill Park (Ohio) is located in the US
Forest Hill Park (Ohio)
Location East Cleveland, Ohio & Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Coordinates 41°31′20″N 81°34′37″W / 41.52222°N 81.57694°W / 41.52222; -81.57694Coordinates: 41°31′20″N 81°34′37″W / 41.52222°N 81.57694°W / 41.52222; -81.57694
Built 1938
Architect Albert Davis Taylor
Architectural style Other
NRHP Reference # 98000072[1]
Added to NRHP February 27, 1998

Forest Hill Park is an historic urban park that was a portion of John D. Rockefeller's estate, located in East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Two-thirds of the park lie in East Cleveland, and the remaining third is in Cleveland Heights.[2] The 248-acre (1.00 km2) park has six baseball diamonds (four lit), six lit tennis courts and walking trails[3] that have retained the natural green space as intended by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who deeded the park to the two cities in 1936.[4] A fire destroyed the estate house in 1917. Albert Davis Taylor was the park's landscape architect. It is the largest single body of green space between two large metroparks on the far east and west sides of Cleveland.[5]

On February 27, 1998, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Forest Hill Park". Cleveland Heights Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  3. ^ Cleveland Heights Patch, Community Resources, Parks & Gardens: Forest Hill Park (accessed 15 May 2013)
  4. ^ "Forest Hill Park". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. July 16, 1997. Retrieved April 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to the City of East Cleveland". City of East Cleveland. Retrieved 2006-05-23. 

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