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Tips for birding Lakeview Park
Lakeview Park is a stop on the Lake Erie Birding Trail.
About Lakeview Park
Lorain County Metro Parks’ first lakeside recreational park, Lakeview Park, offers 20 acres along the north side of West Erie Avenue in Lorain, Ohio. This nearby neighborhood park, known for its Historical Rose Garden, spectacular sunsets and views of the Lorain Lighthouse, hosts a variety of recreational opportunities awaiting visitors of all ages, from swimming and sunbathing, to lawn bowling, beach volleyball, picnicking and much more!
From Lakeview Park webpage
The expansive 42.3-acre Lakeview Park is on US-6 (West Erie Avenue) one mile west of the Black River in the city of Lorain. Parkland is on both sides of the road with the northern 20 acres providing access to Lake Erie. Lakeview Park is also an access point along the Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail.
Lakeview Park includes a one-third mile groomed swimming beach. The foot-friendly sand is darker than many Ohio beaches because 110,000 cubic yards of sand from an upland source was placed here in 1977 when the three breakwaters were constructed. The breakwaters, a large groin at the beach’s east end, and two smaller groins at the beach’s western extent stabilize the beach and provide fishing access. During summer months, lifeguards are on duty daily from noon to 6 pm.
In 2007, Lakeview’s beach area was transformed. The bluff was re-graded to allow for handicap accessible sidewalks leading down to the beach. A new bathhouse was constructed in the design of the original 1920s building. The bathhouse contains a café and eight family changing rooms (five with showers).
Playground equipment and volleyball courts are located on the beach and in upper areas of the park; amenities also include picnic shelters and tables, paved trails, the Historic Rose Garden, lawn bowling, two amphitheaters, spectacular sunsets and views of the Lorain Lighthouse. Parking is located north of US-6 which, shares its path with the Back Roads & Beaches Bike Trail through Lorain County.
Restrooms are in the Bathhouse when it is open.
Handicap accessible sidewalks lead to the beach.