Strawberry Acres Park
Strawberry Acres Park is located at the corner of McCord and Angola Roads. The park originally consisted of 19 acres of land donated to the Village by the Strawberry Festival Organization for the enjoyment of area residents. The Village gifted the Toledo Lucas County Library with a portion of park land to build the Holland branch of the library.
In the summer of 1938, the first Strawberry Festival was held in the park, since then the festival has outgrown the park and is held annually in June at Community Homecoming Park on Angola Road.
The park contains two playground areas, grills, picnic tables, seven pickleball courts and a walking path. The walking path was constructed with Nature Works grants and is 6/10 of a mile long. Two open air pavilions were also constructed with grant funding. All-year restroom facilities with interior heaters and accelerated hand dryers are available at the north end of the park. A new restroom is in place at the south end of the park near the pickleball courts and kiddie playground, this restroom is seasonal use only.
New for 2018 will be the istallation of exercise stations located around the walking path.
The Lodge at Strawberry Acres, funded in part by a grant from the State of Ohio is also located in the park. The facility is available to rent for reunions, receptions, etc. The availability calendars are posted online.
Many different species of trees are located in the park with several species experiencing infestations from oak wilt, emerald as borers and gypsy moths. More information on how these insects and diseases can affect trees on your property may be found at the Ohio State University Extension Office.
Aerial spraying for gypsy moth infestation was conducted in May 2017 at the park with an 87% reduction of gypsy moths being acheived.