South Russell Village Park

South Russell Village Park

Bell Street South Russell, Ohio 44022

South Russell Village webpage
Western Reserve Land Conservancy Parks and Preserves webpage

Also, see all the hotspots at:
Geauga County West Birding Drive

Tips for Birding

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.

Birds of Interest

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

About this Location

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 habitats and mature forests, and a beautiful pavilion for events.

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.

Restrooms on site.

Content from Western Reserve Land Conservancy Parks and Preserves webpage and Matt Valencic