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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring a group to Preston's H.O.P.E.?
Absolutely.  Groups of any size are welcome at the park.  Please note that for groups of 25 or more, a $100 donation or more is strongly encouraged.
Please visit our Groups and Parties page for more information.

Can we reserve the pavilion for a party?
The park is open to the public, so we are not able to take reservations for specific events.  Please note that seating in the pavilion is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please do not "save" tables when not in use.  For detailed guidelines please check out our Party Information page.

How can I donate to Preston's H.O.P.E.?
Donations to the endowment fund will help keep Preston's HOPE maintained.  You can donate in any of these ways:

  • Feed any denomination of cash - or even checks - directly into our donation machine at the park (near the restroom area)
  • Mail your tax-deductible donation to:
    Preston's HOPE, PO Box 510, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
  • Donate with your credit card through our online system.
  • Purchase an engraved plaque on the Walkway of Stars.

Please visit our Donations page for more information.

What are the park hours?
The park is open daylight hours during the fair weather months.

What are the park rules?
See a full list on the the Park Rules page.

When does the park close for the season?

Like any other park, weather permitting, we won't officially close for the season.  However, please note that the restrooms are closed from November to April.
 
Can you tell me about the accessible features of the park?
It would take quite a while to list them all.  The park was built with many custom-designed elements  The large windows in the village houses allow parents to use sign language to communicate with hearing impaired children while they play inside.  Broad ramps throughout the park let youngsters in wheelchairs get a loftier view of the world.  And, the slides have transfer decks so children in wheelchairs can be helped onto the equipment.  

What type of surfacing is throughout the park?
The park was recently resurfaced with a soft artificial turf.  We do not have crumb rubber associated with our turf, but rather an alternative health-conciuous sand.  This special sand was more costly, but provides a soft, safe cushion surface.