The Eastwood Preserve is a twenty-eight acre parcel of land located in the heart of Richfield. It was the property of the Harry Eastwood Family. Upon Harry's death, the family wanted to see the land preserved forever. The Eastwood Preserve was acquired through a Clean-Ohio Grant in 2004.
The Summit / Medina Land Conservatory is the administrator of the property. Development of the Preserve started with the house property and the community gardens.
The Eastwood Preserve has a diverse variety of features. The pond, which is the headwater to Yellowcreek is open for fishing. It is a catch-and-release pond. There were open fields still present that were farming fields and grazing fields for cattle. There is also a wooded area with wetlands.
With the development of the Preserve, paths have been put in place for hiking. In 2009, a community garden was installed and "rented" out to local gardeners. In 2010 the gardens were expanded into a second field.
Features, Gardens and Programs
We have added a Children's Garden, teaching our youth how to sow and grow, and previously held Master Gardener classes. We offer an Eastwood Speaker Series where various speakers come to talk about gardening, compost, bees, and so much more. Our Annual Fall Fest is also held at the preserve. That event includes hayrides, food trucks, a variety of vendors, live music, and pumpkin ice cream!
Community Garden Plots
Reserve your plot today in our community garden for the 2023 season. It is unbelievable what you can grow in a 12 foot by 12 foot plot. Plan now on what to plant. This a first come first serve basis and spots are limited.
We have water access to all THREE of our gardens!!
All of our gardens are ORGANIC and PESTICIDE FREE!!