Letha House Park

Letha House Park East
5745 Richman Road - Park
Spencer, OH 44275

Letha House Park West
5800 Richman Road - Enclosed Shelter
Spencer, OH 44275

GPS Coordinates
Letha House Park East
North:  N 41 06' 54.378
West:   W 082 03' 28.050

Letha House Park West
North:  N 41 06' 51.960
West:   W 082 03' 28.872

Letha House Park is located in scenic Chatham Township. The Letha House Foundation was instrumental in providing funding for the acquisition of the land to create this park. The site is crossed by a
winding stream that is a tributary of the Black River.

A shady, wooded picnic ground is located near the parking lot for your family's enjoyment. The wooded nature trail winds though a mature forest and features a large stand of Paw-Paw trees. The trail
passes the Gray’s Creek which is a prime location for children's nature programs.

An observatory located on this site is operated by the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association. The dark night skies of Letha House Park provide excellent conditions for viewing the heavens in all seasons.
Watch for the announcements of public viewing. Click HERE to view the current program schedule.

A horse trail that leads from the parking lot and meanders through restored wetlands and wooded areas is provided for the enjoyment of equestrians.

Additional activities include fishing in the deepwater pond and wildlife viewing in the wetland area. Children can enjoy playing on the playground at Letha House Park West.

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Letha House Park Activities/Amenities


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  • Letha House Shelter Information

    Letha House West
    8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Handicap accessible
    Capacity: 48 people
    Room sizes:

         Entry room 15’ x 17’, ceramic tile
         Main room 30’ x 38’, ceramic tile
    Small front porch
    Back porch 30’x 24’ (three picnic tables and a 28" x 36" grill)
    Tables: Eight 30" x 72" and two 24" x 72"
    Chairs: 48
    Counter/cabinets, refrigerator, kitchen sink, and a utility sink
    Flush restrooms: Two (ADA accessible)
    Drinking fountains: Two
    Automatic projector screen and projector (with HDMI and VGA connections at each end of the room)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    Alcohol permitted inside the building only
    Outdoor outlets: Two
    Indoor outlets: Six in main room, five by the sink/counter, three in entry room

    Internet hot-spot access is available upon request on a first-come, first-serve basis for $25.
    Items subject to change; call for verification

    Resident - $100/day; Non-resident - $150/day
    $50 refundable key/cleaning deposit

    Letha House East
    Size:  20’ x 33‘, concrete base
    Picnic tables: Eight 6’
    Chairs: None
    Grills: One 20” x 24”
    Benches: None
    Serving shelves: None
    Outlets: None
    Capacity: 64 people
    Misc.: No water

    There is NO fee for this shelter; it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Items subject to change; call for verification

    To make a shelter 
    reservation, click 
    on the calendar.


    The key/cleaning deposit for Letha House Park enclosed shelter is $50. The key must be picked up at the park district headquarters one or two business days before your reservation.  For weekend reservations, you must pick the key up either Thursday or Friday as the park office is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is closed weekends and holidays. The key must be returned in person to the park district office.  Please wait at least two business days to return the key to allow time for office staff to receive the building inspection report.  Please do NOT mail the key. The key/cleaning deposit will be refunded provided the key is returned, and the building is left clean and undamaged.  If the key is lost, $25 will be retained from the deposit for replacement.  Should damage to the facility occur at a cost that exceeds the maintenance deposit, the patron will be billed the difference.