Historic Mill Creek Park
Founded in 1891 as Ohio's first park district, Mill Creek Park encompasses a unique wealth of natural and designed features that have been the backdrop for generations of family memories, spanning three centuries. A remarkable visionary, park founder Volney Rogers argued that the land itself could improve the lives of Youngstown's residents. Through fresh air for mill-weary lungs and tree laced horizons for workroom-bound spirits, he knew a park would make the community a better place for families. And he succeeded magnificently. Rogers and the nationally known landscape architects that he hired created breathtaking vistas of Lanterman's Falls and scenic gorges and designed trails, drives, and three pleasure lakes. Other park features include nature preserves, display gardens, recreational fields, a Donald Ross-designed golf course, and a legacy of historic structures. Mill Creek Park indeed has earned its legendary claim as the most beautiful urban park in America.
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Lantermans Mill and Pioneer Pavilion
Structures and Attractions
Fellows Riverside Gardens
Al Davies bathhouse Bear Creek beauty Bill Whitehouse Boardman Township Bruce built Canfield Road Cascade Run Chaney High School Charles Eliot Columbiana County constructed Courtesy create Elizabeth Fellows's facility Fellows Riverside Gardens Ford Nature Garden Forum German Lanterman golf course gristmill H. W. S. Cleveland honor Idora Idora Park Julius Schweinfurth Lake Glacier Dam landscape architect Lanterman's Falls left to right Lily Pond located Mahoning Avenue Mahoning River Mahoning Valley Historical memories Mill Creek Gorge Mill Creek Park nature education program Ohio Old Furnace Road Old Log Cabin Old Mill Museum Paolano park superintendent park's nature education passenger boat photograph picnic Pioneer Pavilion planted Price Road quarry Recreation Area renovation Robinson Rogers's sandstone scenic shown Slippery Rock Bridge Slippery Rock Pavilion spanning Mill Creek stone Suspension Bridge trees Valley Historical Society Vindicator visitors vistas Volney Rogers Field Volney Rogers Playground Warren H west side Youngstown Youngstown Bridge Company