The quality of life in Minerva Park can best be described as tranquil and serene. It has narrow, tree-lined streets that give you a true "community" atmosphere and take you back to a time when life moved at a much slower pace. Minerva Park is actually its own village, located northeast of Columbus, Ohio between Columbus and Westerville. The community was named for the Minerva Amusement Park, which operated here from 1895 to 1902 and had up to 25,000 visitors daily during its peak period.
The village of Minerva Park was incorporated in 1940 and has a Mayor's court, police department, village council, community center, golf club, and swim club. http://www.minervapark.org. There is also beautiful Minerva Lake situated within the village. The population of Minerva Park in July, 2008 was about 1,205, with 545 households, and 408 families.The median resident age is 46 years, with an estimated median household income in 2007 of $71,597. Ohio's median household income is just over $46,000. The estimated median house value in 2007 was around $191,000.
The community has special events and programs throughout the year, to include the local Welcome Wagon, Family Fun Night, Wine & Cheese Pool Party, Founders Day (in lieu of Fourth of July) and Annual Garage Sale to name a few. It also has an annual Halloween party and annual Christmas carriage rides with horse-drawn carriages through the village.
The Village of Minerva Park is serviced by Westerville City Schools www.westerville.k12.oh.us and includes 16 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and three high schools. The Westerville City Schools district is a culturally and economically diverse area of 52 square miles in northeastern Franklin and southern Delaware counties. The student population is approximately 14,250 students and is the 10th-largest district in Ohio. It earned a rating of "Excellent" from the Ohio Department of Education on the most recent State Report Card.
The community's racial mixture is nearly 97% white with ancestry from Germany (30.7%), England (19.7%), Ireland (18.6%), United States (8.9%), Italian (8.2%), French (4.4%).
Directions to Minerva Park: From downtown Columbus, take 71north to161, Exit 117 (Dublin Granville Road); exit right onto 161 north; travel about 2 miles to Cleveland Avenue; turn right onto Cleveland Ave; travel about 1 mile to Minerva Lake Road; turn left into the village. From 270, take 270N to 161 Worthington/New Albany exit; exit left to 161; take 161 (Dublin Granville Rd) to Cleveland Ave; turn left onto Cleveland Ave; continue about 1 mile to Minerva Lake Road; turn left into the Village.