One of several parks in Avon Lake, this one sits off of Electric Boulevard and connects to Redwood Boulevard. The…More park was named in honor of Ohio's bicentennial in 2003 and dedicated to honor longtime resident and community volunteer, Russell Lynch. The park is primarily used by walkers, joggers and bikers and features one long, paved path.
Russell Lynch, an Avon Lake Kiwanian who passed away in 2004, proposed the idea of adding 50 Buckeye trees for the "Buckeye Trail" in a nod to Ohio's official state tree. The park also has a small pavilion.
This pre-school is affiliated with the Avon Lake Presbyterian Church on Electric Boulevard. Cornerstone is ALPC's…More non-profit mission that strives to offer a pre-school to the church's community as well as others in Avon Lake.
While communication and listening skills are encouraged, the school also encourages its students to have a positive attitude about themselves and others while preparing for elementary school. Classes are offered for three- and four-year-old children.
Avon Lake United Church of Christ (ALUCC) is one of the most active churches in the area. Founded in 1896, it is the…More oldest church in Avon Lake. It considers itself a community church and hosts a number of groups including the Avon Lake Women's Chorus, Girl Scout, Cub Scouts, music and theater groups and three weekly Alcoholics Anonymous groups.
"We think of ourselves as a caring church family – a church for people who like to think for themselves," Pastor Kelly Brill said. "We care for one another through parish nursing programs and our Stephen Ministry program. We have Christian Education opportunities for all ages. Our full-time youth director organizes year-round service and learning activities for youth in fifth - 12th grade."
Brill noted that the church's communion table is open to all.
The church offers adult education courses including book and film discussion, Bible study and support groups. It also maintains two adult vocal choirs, a bell choir, and a children's choir.
ALUCC manages the Good Neighbor Thrift Shop on the corner of Lear Road and Electric Boulevard. The long-running store, which sells quality resale items, is an outreach ministry. The church is active in hands-on mission work and helps with Haven Center homeless shelter in Lorain, St. Paul's Community Church in Ohio City and the Family Promise Interfaith Hospitality Network. It also sponsors a mission hospital in India.
The church prides itself on its members heavy involvement in the church as well as the community. In 2010, the church began construction on a new youth center, called the Buoy.