The birth of Firestone Park

The Historical Society of Columbiana — Fairfield Township will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church. Jay Groner, former superintendent of Firestone Park and Cemetery (1980-1994), will present the program, “Early History of Firestone Park,” discussing the concept of the park, the first steps taken to make it a reality and how it moved forward. Shown looking over the site that would become “Mirror Lake” is a historic picture from 1934-1935 of the original Firestone Park Board members Ray (Reilly) Rock, Ray Miller, Otto Souder, Dr. Friend W. Trader, first board president; and Earl Newell, park engineer.