In 1930, the Northern Ohio Traction & Light Company, the predecessor of Ohio Edison, donated 144 acres of its land to Summit Metro Parks. From the 1880s until then, the area hosted parks of a different sort – the High Bridge Glens and Caves and Riverview amusement parks, both of which featured a rollercoaster and dance hall.
We on North Hill know it as THE GORGE! The perfect playground for us as youths, right down the road and full of adventure. Back in our day, it didn't matter if you were on the park side or the North Hill side, the fun started when the sun rose and didn't end until after the sun set.
(This tribute design inspiration credit to Jenna Collins)