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Tips for birding Sims Park
Sims Park is a stop on the Lake Erie Birding Trail.
Tips for birding Sims Park and Moss Point
Sims Park is a municipal park maintained by the city of Euclid. It has playing fields, some trees and clumps of bushes, a fishing pier and a beach. It has been an excellent place for migrant passerines in the past, but recent “improvements” have eliminated some of the wildest parts of the park. Check the tall trees for Olive-sided flycatcher and scour the bushy areas for Connecticut Warbler. In late fall and winter, it is an excellent place to view offshore waterfowl and gulls. From Interstate 90 east of Cleveland, exit at Babbitt Road, proceed north to Lake Shore Blvd. and turn right. The park entrance will be on your left in less than a quarter of a mile. Watch for a sign indicating Kenneth L. Sims Memorial Park; the entrance is at the east end of the park. Moss Point is just to the west of Sims Park. Instead of turning right at Lake Shore Blvd. from Babbitt, proceed straight ahead and enter Euclid Park. Take the first road to the left and follow it as it winds north, ending at a parking lot for the Euclid city clubhouse. Walk the gravel path out to the bluff overlooking the lake at Moss Point and scan the waters for gulls and waterfowl, and check the beach below the bluff for shorebirds.
From Dick Hoffman
About Sims Park
The 33.2-acre Sims Park is located on Lakeshore Boulevard (OH-283) between East 226th and East 232nd streets in Euclid. In 2013, a 250-foot fishing pier was completed. The handicapped-accessible pier features lighting, benches and a metal canopy. Paved walkways lead to the pier.
The park also features shaded green space, a playground, picnic pavilion, disc golf course and Sims Beach. The beach is available for passive recreation, such as walking along the shore and scenic views of Lake Erie. Swimming, wading and boat launching are not permitted.
Sims Park is also the site of the Henn Mansion, an English Tudor Mansion built in 1923. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
The park offers birding opportunities. Its tree-lined bluff, beach and near shore area attract scoters, waterfowl, and migrating songbirds.
From Lake Erie Public Access Guide
The Albert W. Henn Mansion, located at 23131 Lake Shore Boulevard, is a picturesque focal point in Euclid, Ohio’s Sims Park. Built in 1923 this brick English Tudor/Manor style home is located in a 30-acre park and bird sanctuary on the shores of Lake Erie.
From Albert W. Henn Mansion in Sims Park
Restrooms on site.