Firestone Park Renovations

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Restoration and Beautification Committee Projects

Concerts in the Park return in Columbiana
The Morning Journal, June 26, 2021
“Gustafson enjoys bringing people into the park and admires recent renovations. ‘We get anywhere from 50 to 250 people, it just depends on the group,’ Gustafson said. ‘It’s amazing, the Restoration and Beautification Committee and Chamber of Commerce came together and made the park a beautiful location.‘”
“Columbiana Craft BeerFest: Ales for Tails” wristbands now available online
The Salem News, June 24, 2021
“The Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana’s (R&B) Firestone Dog Park Committee is pleased to announce wristbands for Columbiana Craft BeerFest 2021: Ales for Tails, set for Saturday, Oct. 9, 4-8 p.m., at Firestone Farm’s Town Center, are now on sale at: ColumbianaCraftBeerFest.com.”
Donation of $12,502 made toward building of Firestone Dog Park
The Salem News, June 21, 2021
“The Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana (R&B) has announced BirdFish Brewing Company, Blue Ribbon Chiropractic, Lamppost Farm and their partners have donated $12,502 toward the building of Firestone Dog Park, putting the dollars raised at more than half the $80,000 fundraising goal.”
Fundraiser to build dog park in Columbiana gets closer to its goal
WKBN TV, June 19, 2021
“A fundraising campaign to build a dog park within the Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park is now closer to reaching its goal.”
Luau on Main planned for Saturday
The Morning Journal, June 18, 2021
“Non-Profits expected are the Dog Park, Tourism Bureau and ADAPT of Columbiana County.”

Columbiana celebrates sports courts reopening
The Morning Journal, June 4, 2021

“Columbiana Chamber of Commerce held a grand reopening at the Firestone Park sports courts Wednesday.”
Firestone Park in Columbiana reopens sports courts after renovations
WFMJ TV, June 1, 2021
“A park in Columbiana has reopened its sports courts following renovations.”
Chick-fil-A, pickleball exhibition, planned for grand re-opening of sports courts at Firestone Park
WKBN TV, June 1, 2021
“‘It’s looking great,’ Columbiana City Manager Lance Willard said of the new sports courts at Firestone Park.'”
Chick-fil-A truck coming to Columbiana
The Morning Journal, June 1, 2021
“The popular Chick-fil-A food truck will be in Columbiana at the grand re-opening of the newly renovated sports courts in the Harvey S. Firestone Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.”
Firestone Park gearing up for summer
The Morning Journal, May 26, 2021
“Activities and events are resuming and renovations are getting a major push at Firestone Park in Summer 2021.”
“Columbiana Craft BeerFest: Ales for Tails” to benefit Firestone Dog Park
570 WKBN (iHeart) radio, May 24, 2021
“The Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana’s (R&B) Firestone Dog Park Committee is pleased to announce that Columbiana Craft BeerFest 2021: Ales for Tails will take place from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Town Center in Firestone Farms, 101 Town Center Ave., Columbiana 44408.”
Columbiana’s Firestone Park pool will safely open to entire community this summer
WKBN TV, May 13, 2021
“During the downtime, Shaffer said they were able to do some much-needed renovations to improve the pool even more. ‘A new roof, new stucco sides. We have brand new tennis courts, pick-up ball, basketball courts are opening here shortly. So a lot going on here at Firestone Park,’ Shaffer said.”
New signs adorn entrances to park
The Morning Journal, May 8, 2021
“Lloyd Miller of Salem and Diane Less of Spotted Horse Studio in Greenford handcrafted new mahogany entrance signs at the entrances of Firestone Park.”
The pool house: a fresh clean look for a charming and picturesque building
The Morning Journal May 8, 2021
“The pool house, originally referred to as the Bath House, was the first building to be constructed in Firestone Park some 80 years ago.”
Bark in the Park (images)
The Morning Journal May 4, 2021
Photos from the May 1, 2021, Bark in the Park event.
Community raises money for new dog park
WKBN TV, May 1, 2021
“The process to build a dog park in Columbiana is underway.”
Community raises money for new dog park
WYTV, May 1, 2021
“People and their dogs were welcomed to the area of Firestone Park Saturday, where the new dog park will be built.”
Firestone Dog Park to Present “Bark in the Park May 1”
Metro Monthly, May 1, 2021
“Firestone Dog Park and the Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana will present “Bark in the Park” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park, 338 East Park Ave., Columbiana.”
“Bark in the Park” being held Saturday in Columbiana to raise funds for new dog park
WKBN TV, April 30, 2021
“Harvey S. Firestone Park in Columbiana will be bustling with fur on Saturday.”
New dog park planned for Firestone Park
WFMJ TV, April 29, 2021
“Plans for a new dog park are underway in Columbiana and this Saturday, May 1, there will be a community event to fundraise for Firestone Dog Park.”
Mix 98.9’s Co-host for Tuesday morning is Heidi Datillio & Park in the Park
Mix 98.9FM, April 27, 2021
“The Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana is holding Bark in the Park on Saturday. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and last until 2 p.m.”
Fundraiser Set Saturday for Firestone’s New Dog Park
The Morning Journal, April 26, 2021
“The Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana is holding Bark in the Park on Saturday. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and last until 2 p.m.”

The Scene: Fundraising events in Northeast Ohio in April, May and later
Akron Beacon Journal, April 25, 2021

“Bark in the Park 2021: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park, 338 E Park Ave, Columbiana. Enjoy pet-related vendors, a pet parade with prizes, and the scenic location. Vendor opportunities available. For more information on R&B’s efforts in Firestone Park and throughout Columbiana, please visit http://RestoreColumbiana.com. To learn more about Bark in the Park 2021, please call 234-567-6767.”
Fundraiser Hopes to Help Build Firestone Dog Park
WFMJ TV, April 17, 2021
Firestone Dog Park fundraiser.
Gone to the Dogs: Local Community Coming Together to Raise Money for a Park
WKBN TV, April 7, 2021
“Members of the Columbiana community are coming together to help the Restoration and Beautification Committee raise funds to help build a dog park at The Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park.”
Columbiana Boasts ‘World-Class Park’ with Upgrades at Firestone: Next on the List is a Dog Park
WKBN TV, April 6, 2021
“As you drive through Firestone Park, a few things have changed over the years. Because of the money raised by the Restoration and Beautification Committee, many of the projects are almost done.”
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Dog Park funding campaign gets boost
The Morning Journal, April 5, 2021
“City Councilman Richard McBane is helping residents and the Restoration and Beautification committee come closer to bringing a dog park to the area. McBane is matching donations made to the Firestone Dog Park campaign throughout April. McBane will match funds up to $20,000.”
Columbiana Councilman Adds Boost to Dog Park Funding Campaign
Salem News, April 5, 2021
“City Councilman Richard McBane is helping residents and the Restoration and Beautification committee come closer to bringing a dog park to the area. McBane is matching donations made to the Firestone Dog Park campaign throughout April. McBane will match funds up to $20,000.”
Columbiana Announces Firestone Dog Park in April
Metro Monthly, March 31, 2021
“The Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana is announcing that throughout the month of April total donations made to the Firestone Dog Park Campaign will be matched up to $20,000 by Firestone Dog Park committee member Richard McBane.”
A Hiatus and a Dog Park for Firestone
Morning Journal, February 6, 2021
“As construction work shuts down during the winter months of January and February on the restoration of Firestone Park, a new project, making a welcome addition to the park, is about to begin. Before launching into that, here is an update on Phase I progress.”
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Did You Know about this Restoration of Firestone Park?
Morning Journal, October 3, 2020
“After years of planning, fundraising, and meetings with many groups, the work on Phase 1 of the Restoration of Firestone Park began on the first day of September 2020.”
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Restoration and Beautification Project Underway at Firestone Park in Columbiana
WKBN TV, June 23, 2020
“A $250,000 project is currently underway at Firestone Park in Columbiana. Through grants from the state and money from the city’s Restoration & Beautification Committee, the project will help spruce up the 83-year-old park.”
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Donation of Artwork to the Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township
Morning Journal, March 16, 2020
On behalf of the Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana, Pat Tingle, recently presented a signed and framed piece of artwork to Mary Louise Dicken, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township.
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Firestone Park’s Mirror Lake drained for repairs
Salem News, November 15, 2018
Fish taken from Mirror Lake during the draining process were relocated to other lakes nearby, and the trees removed will be replaced by new trees.
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Mirror Lake dredging may have to wait until the fall
Morning Journal, July 28, 2018
The Mirror Lake project is moving forward, although dredging of the lake may not happen until this fall, the Columbiana Restoration and Beautification Committee told council this week. Mirror Lake is located within the Harvey S. Firestone Park and the project will improve the landscaping around the lake and create a new David A. Tingle memorial garden, as well as new seating.
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City Celebrates Firestone Legacy
Morning Journal, July 7, 2018
Kimball Firestone was born the same year that the Harvey S. Firestone Park in Columbiana was created, and on Friday Kimball stood inside that same park to join the city in a celebration of his grandfather’s legacy. Born in 1933, the 85-year-old Kimball Firestone said his family appreciates the generosity the city has shown the family over the years. “It’s a beautiful place. It’s going to get more beautiful, and Columbiana is lucky to have it,” he said of the park.
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Columbiana preparing for Firestone festivities
Morning Journal, July 5, 2018
While it may have taken the idea from one man to create the Firestone Tire Co., it has taken several people over the last several years to preserve and maintain that man’s legacy in Columbiana. Columbiana Restoration and Beautification Committee (R&B) Chairwoman Pat Tingle said Firestone is Columbiana’s “most famous native son,” and that his life played a role in the city’s history, and the local park in particular.
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Firestone descendants due for a visit to Columbiana
Morning Journal, July 3, 2018
The July 6 visit coincides with the city’s recognition that this year marks the 150th anniversary of Firestone’s birth. The visit will also coincide with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Mirror Lake project spearheaded by the Columbiana Restoration and Beautification Committee (R&B) that was largely funded through a private donation from R&B chairwoman Pat Tingle.
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Town Center at center of weekend entertainment
Morning Journal, June 14, 2018
Mackall said there will also be other giving opportunities available during the event for those interested in donating for certain phases of the extensive park project spearheaded by the Columbiana Restoration and Beautification Committee.
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Giant Mural Showcases History of Columbiana
Salem News, September 11, 2017
A giant mural showcasing the city’s history is in place at the Main Street Common.
The mural — a digitized scan of a painting done by nationally known artist Ray Simon — was hung along the side of the building earlier late last week.
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Work on Firestone Park Improvements set to begin in January
Salem News, September 7, 2017
Work on the more than $3 million project to improve the Harvey S. Firestone Park should begin in January, Pat Tingle of the Restoration and Beautification Committee said this week.She and the city’s park board president, Dr. Ron Detwiler, gave an update to council on Tuesday.Phases 1 and 2 of the project are ready to get under way soon, Detwiler said, noting that Phase 1 consists mainly of improvements to Mirror Lake while Phase 2 will focus on the historic brick gutters and brand new sidewalks.
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Columbiana Pocket Park Nearly Funded
Salem News, April 24, 2017
Only about $15,000 is needed to fund the remainder of the Main Street Common project, also known as the pocket park on South Main Street. Pat Tingle, of the Columbiana Restoration and Beautification Committee (R&B), said a $15,000 sponsorship recently came in for the project, eliminating half of the roughly $30,000 that was left to funding.
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Committee Outlines Improvement Plans for Park
Morning Journal, August 21, 2016
The local committee working on a major improvement project for Firestone Park is turning its attention toward the outdated brick gutters, and plans are also in the works for new memorial benches.
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Columbiana Group Cuts Ribbon on New Green Space
WKBN27, August 17, 2016
The Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana is turning an empty lot on South Main Street into a community green space.A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for the new park, which is going to be called The Main Street Common. The Restoration and Beautification Committee raised $40,000 for the first phase of the project, including landscaping at the city-owned lot.
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Updates proposed for Firestone Park in Columbiana
WFMJ, October 5, 2015
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Firestone Recreational Park in Columbiana, a non-profit organization is proposing a face lift. Monday, The Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana presented their plans to the public. The plans include a variety of improvements: Restored and improved Mirror Lake, Historic walkways to replace brick gutters, Updated landscaping…
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Columbiana restoration panel sets sights on Firestone Park
Salem News, March 25, 2014
The committee responsible for the beautification of the traffic circle and Main Street is turning its focus to Firestone Park. Restoration, Renovation and Beautification (RR&B) Committee trustee Vaughn Musser said the group is gathering input from the city’s Park Board and Tourism Bureau on the new project, and from at least one member of council.Trustees spoke with Park Board Chairman Ron Detwiler, Tourism Bureau President Rob Schwartz and former mayor and current councilman Dick Simpson about their ideas, and that includes bringing the park back to its original design.
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