Munson Township

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Geauga County, Ohio

Munson Township - Geauga County, Ohio

Munson Township Park & Recreation Board

The Munson Park & Recreation Board guides the growth and direction of the Munson
Township Parks. Current board members, appointed for three-year terms, are Dave Jirsa
(Chair), Jim O’Neill and Bert Diehl (Vice Chair), Rick Webb and Glenn Kinter. The Park &

Recreation Board meets the second Monday of each month at 6:15 pm.

Munson Township Park-12641 Bass Lake Road

Munson Township ParkIn the fall of 1995, the Munson Township Trustees purchased 30 acres for a township recreational park. A park dedication was held Saturday, May 19, 2001 and the first community picnic in Aug. 2004. The Park includes two pavilions, three little league ball fields, a major league field, a football/soccer field, two tennis courts, a basketball court, two sand volleyball courts, pickleball court, two small playgrounds, and a Vita Course. A restroom facility was added in 2003. Nets are removed and restroom facilities are closed from Oct 31-Mar 31.

Nero Nature Preserve-12150 Bean Road

In December 1999, the Munson Trustees purchased 165 acres of park land from the Domenic Nero family at the northeast corner of Route 44 and Bean Road nearly contiguous with the existing park. The 165 acres is a mixture of woods, wetlands, hills and flat space. Park board members, trustees, and residents from the community met to discuss long range goals for the new park on March 18, 2000. The land is protected by a conservation easement held by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. In 2002 a gravel roadway, parking lot and utility connections were put in. Area scout troops constructed park benches and wooden trail sections, and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy lent its expertise and assistance in cutting in walking trails, which are close to completion. Two small picnic shelters were erected in 2006. Only foot traffic is allowed anywhere in the park - absolutely no ATV’s or other motorized vehicles.

Scenic River Retreat-10900 Mayfield Road

In 2005, the township purchased a beautiful tract of land from the Klatka family on Mayfield Road near Alpine Valley overlooking The Fowlers Mill, and an abutting property from Heather Hill at the corner of Auburn and Sherman Roads. Like the Nero Preserve, this land is also protected by a conservation easement through the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, which makes it available for passive park purposes only, such as hiking and picnicking. Pavilions were erected in 2006. The park  was opened to the public in June 2009. The lower pavilion has grills and picnic tables - electric was installed at the pavilion in 2011. Fishing at the lake is catch and release only.

See also Zoning Board


Munson Township • 12210 Auburn Road • Chardon, Ohio • 44024-9454 
Township Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
  Phone:  440.286.9255 • Fax: 440.286.1180 

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