History of The Commons

1977
The West Geauga Community Joint Recreation district was formed. The Board comprised of nine members: Chester Township, Russell township and the West Geauga School Board of Education each appoint three trustees. The mission of this board is to acquire and develop land to meet recreational needs of the West Geauga Community.

1978-1986
Under the leadership of the Board, community volunteers developed a roadway and two athletic fields used for soccer. The WGCJRD was awarded two community grants for beautification of the park.

 

1986-1989
The WGCJRD was awarded ODNR Land & Water Matching Grant in the amount of $150,000 for Phase II Development of the Commons Park. This included a Baseball Field, Jogging Trail, Maintenance Service Shed, Outdoor Restrooms and a Pavilion.

1996
Developed three sand volleyball courts.

1998
Installed a children's playground adjacent to the Pavilion.

2000
Installed a regulated Basketball court.

2001-2003
Developed a sports equipment shed. Major Erosion Control project completed.

2005
Constructed youth soccer field

2012
Awarded ODNR Nature Works Grant to construct additional, upgraded restroom facilities.

Currently
The WGCJRD is a government sub-division. The board has levying power. Currently, the WGCJRD receives tax revenues for operation and maintenance of the Commons Facilities.

2018

Xavier Zup, Eagle Scout contributes to bringing the sign back to life. Thank you Mr. Zup. Good luck to your future endeavors.

Xavier Zup, Eagle Scout replaces the worn and decaying sign at the West G Commons, and added the street address.  Thank you Mr. Zup.  Good luck to all your future endeavors.

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