A new playground which will feature equipment that is accessible for children with all disabilities will be coming to Randolph this summer.  The playground will be located at the "Old School Park which is located on State Route 44, about a quarter mile north of Waterloo Road.  Below is a fact sheet provided by the the Fields Playground organization:

  • Fields Playground Group seeks to provide an inclusive playground in Portage County, Ohio, for children of all ages and abilities. 
  • The playground will be nationally recognized on six principles (and counting) of inclusive design. 
  • Our website highlights featured equipment to help with adaptive play for children of all ages and abilities: https://www.fieldsplaygroundgroup.org/featured-equipment/ 
  • Playground equipment (majority) and design by Game Time
  • This inclusive playground will be built at Old School Park in Randolph, Ohio (the old Middle School land) – 1776 St. Rt. 44, Atwater, Ohio 44201. 
  • We have raised money both from corporate and private donors. Even more funding is needed to improve all aspects of design from the poured rubber surface installation, fencing, and to the equipment features we have selected. 
  • General fund donations are easily made through PayPal, check or cash.
  • Sponsors are able to help with purchasing equipment, building materials, benches, etc. A full list of sponsor suggestions can be found on our website here: https://www.fieldsplaygroundgroup.org/support-the-playground/sponsorship-opportunities/ 
  • In-kind and services donations are also greatly appreciated
  • All major sponsors and donors will be featured on the playground’s sign, website and social media accounts
  • Social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram
  • Tentative projected groundbreaking 2021
  • Current big ticket items/services needed: elopement fencing, playground sign construction, and poured rubber surface materials/installation. Full list on our website.
  • Playground named: “Mila’s Hope and Rowyn’s Dreams Playground” – With our name, we honor FPG President, Susan Monegan’s granddaughter Mila and FPG Secretary Amy Decker’s daughter Rowyn. Mila’s Hope, is that all who come to play, will find new friends along the way. Rowyn Dreams, of brothers and sisters at play, side by side if just for a day.
  • Thank you for your consideration and feel free to visit our social media and website for more details. If you have any further questions please contact Amanda Phipps, Field’s Playground Group’s Social Media Director.

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Historical Society Looking For Old Field High Yearbooks

The Suffield Township Historical Society is hoping to complete their collection of old Field High School, and old countywide yearbooks.  These were originally known as "Speedometers".  Needed are books from the following years: 1916, 1917, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.  Call or e-mail Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625 or "suffieldtwphistory@gmail.com" to donate old books or to learn more.


Annual Historical Society Plant Sale Is On For May 7th & May 8th

The Suffield Township Historical Society will have their annual plant sale on Friday May 7th (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM) and Saturday May 8th (9:00 AM to 2:00 PM) at the Historical Society Museum.  To donate plants, call or e-mail Elizabeth Vence at 330-354-3625 or "suffieldtwphistory@gmail.com".  Hearty plants and great bargains will be available.  The museum will also be open to the public during the same times that the plant sale is occurring.


Trustee Meetings Now Open To Public

The Suffield Township Board of Trustees will hold their regular meetings at the normal times.  These meetings will still take place at the Suffield Community Room at 1256 Waterloo Road.  Social distancing will be required, but otherwise they will be open to the public.  Because of distancing guidelines, access to the meetings will on a first come, first serve basis.  Welcome back!


Tax Incentive Review Council Approves Three Business Property Tax Abatements

The Suffield Township Tax Incentive Review Council met on Thursday March 4th and approved continuing property tax abatements for Bednar Properties (Hunter's Manufacturing), GP Tree Service and Hamrick Manufacturing.  Each resolution passed by a 5-0 vote.


BZA Tables Variance Request To Build Accessory Building Before House

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals heard a request from Collin Kunkle to allow him to build an accessory building on his lot at 1460 Saxe Road before building the primary residence.  The Board tabled the request at Kunkle's request to allow him time to get the Health Department to issue a permit, or at least approve the location of a septic field.  No date was specified on when the hearing will continue.


BZA Issues A Variance To Allow Wine Making At A Private Residence, But Denies Permission To Allow On-Premises Wine Tasting

The Suffield Township Board of Zoning Appeals heard an appeal from Richard Rohr of 1353 Brookwood Drive to grant a variance that would allow Rohr to make wine on his R-1 zoned property.  They approved this measure by a 4-0 vote.  The Board, however, denied a variance to allow a "wine tasting room" in his basement.  The Brookwood Estates residents that came to the hearing were fairly evenly split on their opinions.

Suffield Township Website Passes 670,000 Visitors Since April 1, 2015

As of March 30, 2021, Suffield Township's website had 670,058 visitors since April 1, 2015.  Since the "new" website was adopted, the daily viewership has risen from about 40 per day to over 421.16 per day.  Thanks for taking a look at "suffieldtownshipohio.com".  Tell your friends about us.








Wingfoot Lake State Park

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Wingfoot Lake State Park is Suffield's only park.   It was opened by the Ohio State Parks & Recreation Department in 2009.  Goodyear had operated the park since the 1960's as a private playground for its employees and for corporate retreats.  As the company footprint grew smaller in the Akron area Goodyear decided to close the park in 2006.  To learn more about the park, such as rental of the facilities, visit the park's website:  http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/wingfootlake

Town Hall Rental

The historic Suffield Town Hall can be rented by residents and non-residents for various events.  For complete information on the availability, costs and regulations on renting the Town Hall, please call the Town Hall administrator Shannon Eldreth at 330-807-0384.


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