South Russell Village Park

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South Russell Village Park
Coordinates: 41.4249982, -81.3578367
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Tips for birding South Russell Village Park
A wetland was created in this park in 2019 and it was already attracting birds in 2020. There was a “wet spot” at the west end of the meadow (Bell Street side) and they scraped it out, added an overflow pipe and some appropriate wetland plantings and the birds came! Should get better as the years go on.
From Matt Valencic

This park is a good place to look for Bobolinks during the late spring and summer breeding season.

About South Russell Village Park
Historically farmed, South Russell Village Park’s peaceful open fields have become an essential habitat for the bobolink, a bird that migrates to South America every year and is noted as a species of concern in Ohio due to habitat loss. The park provides long hiking trails with scenic views through old field habitat and mature forest, and a beautiful pavilion for events.
From Western Reserve Land Conservancy Parks and Preserves webpage

South Russell Village Park is owned and operated by the Village of South Russell. The park is adjacent to Frohring Meadows which is owned and operated by the Geauga Park District.

Restroom on site, portable toilet in the parking lot on Bell Street for visitors to use, but no facilities on the East Washington Street side.