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Lenau Park

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In 1970, the Danube Swabians original home, the Banater Club, became too small and a larger property was found on Columbia Road in Olmsted Township. The money was raised through donations from members and soon the property was purchased. Soon after, a soccer field, tennis courts, small lake, a bar and restroom facilities were built for the club’s summer activities.

Members were once again asked for donations for the construction of a clubhouse. The official dedication and grand opening of the clubhouse was on May 17th and 18th, 1986. The Clubhouse is a multilevel building; the basement contains a two-lane bowling alley, a party room, a dance practice room, meeting rooms, classrooms, and an indoor soccer field with locker rooms. The main floor hosts a large ballroom, kitchen facilities and a large bar. The upper level houses a large board room and offices. In 1996 a front lobby was added to the building and throughout the years many updates have been made.

The namesake of Lenau Park comes from Nikolaus Lenau, who was a famous German poet, that in 1932 came to Ohio and became a farmer. After a few months he returned to his homeland and spent the rest of his short life there.