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Hyland and Rocky Ridge Parks

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Hyland and Rocky Ridge Parks

Rocky Ridge Park was acquired in 1892 from a partial exchange of land originally owned by Trinity College.  Historically the area was a former quarry for street stones.  The Park Board established a limit of work line for quarrying operations foreseeing park uses.  


In 1903, Theodore Wirth, park superintendent, developed the park design plan which was published in the Board of Parks Commissioners report for 1904. Rocky Ridge and Hyland Parks were opened for public use on April 24, 1911 after acquisition of an additional southern portion in August, 1907 which was named as Hyland Park.  The legal documents state that “no portion of said land shall be used for building purpose, but the same shall be used by the City only as ornamental grounds or for the park.”  


Hyland Park                       18.12 acres

Rocky Ridge Park             21.63 acres

Total:                                    39.75 acres

Rocky Ridge  18.12 acres

1 Softball Field

1 Playscape

1 Football/Soccer Field

Hyland Park   51 acres

1 Basketball Court

2 Little League Fields

1 Softball (non regulation)

1 Recreation Center

1 Baseball Diamond

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