Lake Park Wildlife Area
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About Lake Park Wildlife Area
The 93-acre Lake Park Wildlife Area is located one mile east of the city of Alliance on Lake Park Boulevard. The area may be reached by following US-62 east from Alliance and turning north on Oyster Road which is just east of the Alliance city limits. Proceed north on Oyster Road to Lake Park Boulevard turning east to the parking area at Lake Park Wildlife Area.
Lake Park Lake was constructed about 1900 by the old Stark Electric Company to furnish electric power for the trolleys in use at that time. Lake Park developed into an amusement area with a dance hall and bathhouse. A ball field was located south of the launching ramp. Lake Park was abandoned as an amusement area in 1951. Ohio Edison was the last owner prior to sale to the Ohio Division of Wildlife in 1956.
From 1956 through 2001 the primary activities at Lake Park focused on fishing. In 2001, the dam was deemed to be in need of repair and it was decided then to allow the spillway to remain open permanently. The land around Lake Park was then allowed to revert for increased opportunity for terrestrial and marshland hunting and trapping activities.
There are many game animals found on the area including fox squirrel, wild turkey, and cottontail rabbits. Furbearers such as mink, skunk, and opossum are also present. Many species of nesting and migrating birds also use this area at different times of the year.
From Lake Park Wildlife Area webpage
No restroom facilities.