Lakeview Park is one of Lorain County’s largest parks with a lake view. This park is broken into north and south portion by U.S. 6 (West Erie Avenue).
The popular beach, which is part of the Lorain County Metro Park system, was completely renovated in 2007 and includes a new bathhouse, a café and handicapped access to the beach. Pack the towels, shovels and few bucks for snacks and expect to spend the day at this park. This is a bona-fide beach with 1/3 mile of groomed sand including a large playground area on the beach. During summer evenings, volleyball games are in full swing.
Steps to the beach are accessible to the East Beach and West Beach. On top of the steps, visitors will find the park's historic rose beds containing 2,500 roses in 48 beds.
Beach: Lakeview Park
City: West Erie (US 6) and Parkview avenues, Lorain
Time/Miles/Directions from Electric and SR 83: By US-6 – 23 mins, 10 miles. By OH-2W – 27 mins, 19 miles
Beach size: 42.4 acres
Lifeguards: Yes. On duty from noon – 6 p.m. during summer months.
Swimming permitted: Yes
Unique features: This 90-year old park and beach features the Rose Garden at Lakeview Park that was dedicated in 1932. Shaped as an eight-spoke wheel, the garden features 2,500 rose bushes. The park also hosts The Rose Café, two amphitheaters and a large playground that sits on the sand.
Amenities: Bathhouse with 8 family changing rooms, picnic tables, gazebo, grilling, playground, boardwalk, benches
Bike Friendly: Yes, shares a path with the Back Roads & Beaches Bike Trail an is an access point along the Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail.
Activities: Basketball, tennis, basketball, volleyball, swimming, walking, watching the sunset.
Parking: Both sides of U.S. 6