Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More shelters available to reserve in 2015

Hidden Valley Park - photo by greennite (Flickr)
2015 Picnic Shelter Reservations begin December 1
for Lake County residents. Open reservations begins Monday, December 8.

Lake Metroparks is making three more of its shelters reservable bringing the total to 16 shelters throughout Lake County that may be reserved. These include Chapin Forest (Forest Shelter), Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach Shelter (west) and Lakeshore Reservation - Shadyside (east).

(All shelters provide picnic tables, grills, restrooms and other amenities and are great for family reunions or other special gatherings. Some of the shelters include power, nearby trails, playground equipment and volleyball courts for additional fun. For a complete listing of the shelters and their amenities, visit lakemetroparks.com and click Shelters under Make a Reservation.

Shelter reservations for 2015 begin Monday, December 1 at 8 am for Lake County residents. Open reservations begin Monday, December 8 at 8 am. Reservations may be made online at lakemetroparks.com or by calling the Registration Department at 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226.

Shelter reservations may be made for the following park locations:

Chagrin River Park (Reeves Road Entrance)
3100 Reeves Rd., Willoughby 44094.
Shelter capacity is 75. Park amenities include playground equipment, sand volleyball court, hiking trails, fishing in the Chagrin River, a recreational field and electricity.

Chagrin River Park (Rural Drive Entrance)
1000 Rural Drive, Eastlake 44095.
The shelter capacity is 75 and has electricity. Park amenities include hiking trails and a recreational field.

Chapin Forest Reservation (Twin Ponds)
10381 Hobart Road, Kirtland 44094.
Shelter capacity is 75 and has electricity. Park amenities include a playground area, recreational field, volleyball, hiking trails, cross-country skiing, ski rental, fishing and a fireplace in the shelter. 

Chapin Forest Reservation (Quarry Shelter)
10090 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306), Kirtland 44094.
The shelter capacity is 75 and overlooks a small pond. Park amenities include hiking trails and fishing.

Chapin Forest Reservation (Forest Shelter)
10090 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306), Kirtland 44094.
Shelter capacity is 40. No electricity. Park offers a playground, hiking trails and pond fishing.
This park has limited access in the winter (open May 1 through November 30). 
Reservable for 2015

Concord Woods Nature Park
11211 Spear Rd, Concord Twp. 44077.
Shelter capacity is 75. Park amenities include playground equipment, electricity, hiking trails, fishing and a fireplace in the shelter.

Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park - Beach Shelter (west)
301 Huntington Beach Dr in Fairport Harbor. The shelter capacity is 40.
Park offers electricity, a volleyball court, fire ring, restrooms and a guarded swim area nearby. The eastern side of this shelter is first come/first serve. Open year-round.
Western side r
eservable for 2015

Girdled Road Reservation (South entrance)
12926 Radcliffe Road in Concord Twp. 44077.
The shelter capacity is 250 and overlooks a pond. Park amenities include electricity, playground, hiking trails and fishing.

Gully Brook Park
2100 River Road, Willoughby Hills 44094.
The shelter capacity is 75 and has electricity. Shelter has grills. This park offers a hiking trail, playground and three additional picnic areas with grills.

Helen Hazen Wyman Park
6121 Painesville-Warren Road, Concord Twp. 44077 (alongside Big Creek).
The shelter capacity is 75. Park amenities include water, (May - October), playground equipment, fishing and game field. 

Hidden Valley Park
4880 Klasen Road, Madison Twp. 44057 (alongside the Grand River).
Shelter capacity is 75. Park amenities include electricity, ball field, hiking trails and fishing.

Lakeshore Reservation - Lakeview (west)
4799 Lockwood Road, North Perry Village 44081 (on the shores of Lake Erie). 
Shelter capacity is 75. Park amenities include electricity, sundial, gazebo and paved All Peoples Trail.

Lakeshore Reservation - Shadyside (east)
Located on Lockwood Road in Perry, on the shores of Lake Erie. The shelter capacity is 75.
This park offers electricity, a paved All Peoples Trail and access to the Lake Erie shoreline.
Reservable for 2015

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland 44094.
Shelter capacity is 75. Park amenities include hiking trails, Nature Center with gift shop, Wildlife Center and fishing.

Riverview Park
4895 Bailey Road, Madison Twp. 44057 (alongside the Grand River).
Shelter capacity is 75. Park amenities include electricity and winter sledding.

Veterans Park
5740 Hopkins Road, Mentor 44060.
Shelter capacity is 75. Park amenities include electricity, playground equipment, fishing, hiking trails and a fireplace in the shelter.

Shelter reservations are accepted online at lakemetroparks.com, by phone, mail or in person.
  • A $50 refundable deposit is required of Lake County residents wishing to reserve a picnic shelter.
  • Residents living outside Lake County pay a $50 refundable deposit and a $25 rental fee.
  • Deposits (payable by credit card, check or cash in person/phone and via credit card online) is required at the time of reservation.


Payment can be made online, by phone, in person or by mailing the reservation information to: 

Lake Metroparks Registration Department
11211 Spear Road
Concord Township, Ohio 44077.

In addition to the reservable shelters listed above, Lake Metroparks makes available the following shelters on a first come, first served basis:
  • Chapin Forest Reservation (Ledges Shelter)
  • Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park - Beach Shelter (east)
  • Hell Hollow - Shelter
  • Hogback Ridge - Shelter
  • Painesville Township Park - Shelter
Lake Metroparks offers a naturalist guide service providing a specialized nature program to your family or group visit to Lake Metroparks. Various topics and general discovery hikes available. Fee: $40 (1- to 1.5-hour program) For information call 440-358-7275.


No comments:

Post a Comment

There was an error in this gadget

Followers