Volunteer Park Reopening

Posted on July 29, 2022

The City of Fort Wright is pleased to officially announce major park improvements that have been completed at Volunteer Park, located at 31 Park Road.

Volunteer Park was first constructed in 1985 by members of the Fort Wright Volunteer Fire Department and over time the need to replace the aging play structure became necessary for safety purposes. City Council took this opportunity to re-imagine the area to better appeal to a broader range of children and individuals wishing to utilize outdoor spaces.

Volunteer Park, a small pocket park nestled on approximately one (1) acre of green space that is interwoven in one of our many thriving neighborhoods, is now home to a multifaceted modern play structure geared towards children ages 5 to 12, and a new handicap accessible swing which is situated on a natural looking poured in place rubberized safety surface.

Playing off the history of the property, which at one time was a portion of the Green Line Trolly System, the park features a green steam engine customized for imaginative toddler play. This area also features a Little Free Library and comfortable chairs nearby for reading children books. Other park amenities available are a picnic table, and a small open field for free play. Visitors can also bring their leashed and friendly dog for an outing. We kindly ask that you clean up after your pet by utilizing a newly installed pet waste disposal system. Park hours are dawn to dusk.

Mayor Hatter, Councilman Abeln, Councilman Feinauer, Councilman Wall, Councilman Weber, Councilman Wessels, and Councilwoman Witt are excited to share this new community amenity with everyone and are paying tribute on the entry sign to not only those who helped construct Volunteer Park in 1985 but to all of those who volunteer freely their time and talents for the betterment of our society.

Any further inquiries can be addressed to Jill Cain Bailey, CAO - City of Fort Wright at [email protected].