Interesting Events Of The Past And Today

Many interesting events have been held in Parma Heights Village. One event was the Ohio field hunting championship trials for pointer dogs. On October 29, 1936 a four-day event was held beginning at the Parma Heights (horse) Riding Academy located at 6321 Pearl Road. Area Judges, dog owners along with spectators rode horses across rural farm land in Parma Heights, Middleburg, and Brookpark Villages on a nineteen mile course. It was very common for area farmers to allow hunters to track small animals that lived on their property.

Today, deer are allowed to be hunted by bow hunters during deer season with permission from land owners, local Police Chiefs, in the Cities of Parma, Broadview Heights and North Royalton. Hunting is done from tree stands on private property where signs are posted to protect public during daylight hours. An application with two permits are required: one from the specific city and the other permit issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The white tailed deer is the official State of Ohio animal. At the moment, there are no registered and certificated bow hunters in Parma Heights who hunt white tailed deer since hunting is allowed only on private property parcels consisting of five acres or more. Many private land parcels in the City of Parma Heights are less than five acres.

Kenneth Lavelle

Paralegal. Local Historian.

Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 9:45 AM, 02.05.2018