Opened in 2005, Heritage Park evolved from the reconstruction of the Cuyahoga River lock abutting the old stone arch dam and the redirection of the river around both the dam and lock.
The park is located beneath the Main Street Bridge in downtown Kent on the west bank of the Cuyahoga River and is one of the city's most popular parks.
Large, flat stones offer a natural feel to water access, and several points allow for fishing and kayaking access. A seasonal waterfall flows over the historic dam, and two stairwells allow for access to the park from the Main Street Bridge spanning the river.
- Hours: Daily, dawn - dusk
- Handicap Accessible: No
- Founding Date: 2005
- Parking: On-street: free
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: One of the original gates from the stone arch dam is on display in the park. Interpretive panels explain the history surrounding the dam, canal lock and triple-arch bridge spanning the park.
- Features: Benches
- Permit requirements: Fishing
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No fires
- Wi-Fi: None