Opened in 2005, Heritage Park evolved from the reconstruction of the Cuyahoga River lock abutting the old stone arch…More 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.
Weaving along the Cuyahoga River, Franklin Mills River Edge Park stretches along the river's west bank from Fairchild…More Avenue to Stow Street.
The park offers the most basic amenities of benches and picnic tables, yet provides some of the city's most beautiful park views of the river.
Though nestled downtown, the noise of the city's retail and commercial district fades away along the trails. But inescapable are the sounds of train horns as diesel locomotives roar down the tracks lining the east bank of the river.