Community Projects

All monies raised by the Chardon Square Association are used to reinvest in the community either through projects or events. The focus of the projects is for the betterment of the community while events help establish bonds, camaraderie and a sense of community ownership through shared experiences.

Courthouse Lighting

This gift to the citizens of Chardon and Geauga County was the vision of the Chardon Square Association. The courthouse lights were officially unveiled on November 29, 2014.

Giving Garden

The garden is used to grow vegetables that are donated to Pilgrim Christian Church, one of the seven food pantries of the Geauga Hunger Task Force.

Park Benches

To celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2020, the Chardon Square Association purchased 13 new park benches for the community to enjoy. Look for them in and around the square!

Free Food Pantries

Similar to a Little Free Library, our Little Free Food Pantries provide 24-hour access to non-perishable foods and toiletries for those in need.

Flower Baskets

Since its inception in 1980, the flower baskets that grace Chardon Square in early Spring and throughout the growing season were a capital project of the Chardon Square Association.

Letters to Santa

Each year, our North Pole mailbox goes up on the square for local kids to send their letters to Santa. Just before Christmas, our dedicated team of elves have a letter writing party and respond back to each child with a personalized letter.

Electronic Sign

This electronic informational message sign on the southwest corner of the square was a collaborative effort between the Chardon Square Association and the City of Chardon.


The Chardon Square Association was proud to offer $2,500 towards this project. The City of Chardon worked with the vendor to select a new replacement pole, which houses a mechanism used to raise and lower the flag inside the pole itself to protect it from the weather.

Butterfly Garden

In 2022, the Square Association approved the installation of a Butterfly Garden at 106 Water St. to beautify the space with a colorful array of plants that will be visually appealing and beneficial in providing nectar sources for butterflies and other pollinators. It will feature native perennials and a bird bath that will be visible from the street and to pedestrians walking by.

Square Decorations

Each year the Chardon Square Association hangs wreaths, bows and garland in and around the square for Christmas.


The Chardon Square Association, along with the City of Chardon, provides the American flags that hang throughout the square during the summer.

Giving Garden Mural

This colorful mural of Chardon Square was completed in July 2022 by local artist Elliot Miller, a 2020 graduate of Chardon High School.