Project Description

Washington Township’s
The Homestead Park
4675 Cosgray Rd.
Hilliard, Ohio

The Homestead Park is west of Avery Rd and south of Shier Rings Rd.

GPS Coordinates:
N 40 03.021
W 083 10.944

Nero3 Riverbox was created in 2011 by Giancarlo Calicchia as part of the Riverbox Tributary project.

Park adjacent to the administrative offices (the big white barn).


  • Begin your trek at the “Web Junktion” accessible playground.
  • Continue your stroll between the two playgrounds.
  • The train may have left, but you can still visit the junction.
  • Walk to the place you’d be waiting for a ride.
  • Hurry to catch the caboose.
  • The light on the barn will guide your way

Artist and Credits:
Nero3 Riverbox was created by artist Giancarlo Calicchia of Cleveland. “The soul of the earth is stone,” says Calicchia, who is also a geocacher. “My aesthetic and conceptual approach to art is based on my early childhood in the mountains of Italy. I’ve known nothing more inspiring and more graceful than the earth that we walk on. Urban art must tie into the natural environment that sustains us. I was born on a traditional Italian farm where everything we wore or consumed was grown or made on site. My passion as an artist is a continuation of this tradition …”

Calicchia works in natural materials, primarily stone. His artwork can be found in Italy, Mexico, Haiti, the U.S. and Canada.

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Get Inspired!

Artist Giancarlo Calicchia was born on a farm in Italy where he spent his childhood exploring the mountains and natural environment. Through his exploration as a young child, Calicchia developed the belief that “the soul of the Earth is stone” and from this he gathers his deeply rooted inspiration in geology.

Granite is Calicchia’s stone of choice when fabricating artwork. An igneous rock, granite is formed from the solidification of molten rock and is often recognized due to its presence in structural or ornamental use. Granite can be found in countertops, floor tiles, sculpture and paving stone, among many other objects. Natural formations of granite can also be found throughout the world.

Learn more:

Geology of Ohio

Geology for kids

U.S. Geological Survey

What is Granite?