Firestone Park Renovations

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake has been part of the Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park since construction began in 1936. Its renovation, completed in 2019, has transformed it into a place of beauty and serenity with refreshed plantings, impressive stonework, terraces, waterfalls, and a lovely strolling perimeter path. Three majestic stone pillars have been erected at its north end, in honor of Harvey S. Firestone and his two famous companions, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, who both visited the village of Columbiana several times during their era. A beautiful garden has also been added near the stone pillars as a memorial to former Columbiana resident, David Tingle.

Mirror Lake has been a part of the Harvey S. Firestone park since 1935. Today’s Mirror Lake has been transformed with refreshed plantings, shoreline improvements and a lovely strolling perimeter path. At the lake's north end, three stone pillars have been erected celebrating Harvey Firestone's friendship with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, who visited Columbiana frequently. A memorial flower garden has also been added at this location.

"Duck Pond"

Mirror Lake, once known as the "duck pond," is the hub of the park, sought by two-legged and winged visitors alike. Local Columbiana resident, Lloyd Miller, who earlier carved the beautiful new entrance signs for Firestone Park, is now working on sculptures of two white swans to be placed on the west side of Mirror Lake with a plaque telling their story. According to local historians, "George and Gracie" were live swans at the lake for several summers back in the day and then disappeared from sight. A historic postcard commemorated the habitation of these two gorgeous creatures on the lake.

Mirror Lake is the hub of the park, sought by two-legged and winged visitors. Columbiana residents enjoy fishing in the Spring and Summer months and beautiful vistas in Fall and Winter.

As Mirror Lake continues to blossom season-by-season, it remains an exciting destination within Firestone Park for visitors who enjoy fishing in the Spring and Summer and magnificent vistas in Fall and Winter.

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