Residents have a keen sense of their place in history, and are avidly working on restoring the George Barret Cement House. The Spring Valley Association of Community and Township Services for historical preservation are coordinating the work. The Spring Valley Community Library has an active circulation department. For outdoor pursuits, the Spring Valley Park hosts youth soccer and men's and women's softball. This tiny village holds a salute to the potato the Potato Festival every October, and the Posies and Porches Garden Tour every summer. Residents travel to Xenia for other cultural or outdoor pursuits.