Lorain County Metro Parks News

First phase of Lakefront connectivity plan moves forward

Thursday, October 19th, 2017


Sheffield Lake – The far west end of the city would be beautified by running a canal from the lake under Lake Road into what is currently the parking area at Shoreway Shopping Center to create a marina. The marina would be surrounded by town homes. Restaurants with lake views would be constructed on the site as well. Plans call for retaining the Apple’s …Read More

Residents help shape proposed Lorain County lakefront plan

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017


This represents one of the options under consideration to spur economic development along the lakeshore in Avon Lake.


AVON LAKE – Residents who attended last Wednesday evening’s Lakefront Connectivity meeting may have arrived unfamiliar with the term “active transportation,” which means any self-propelled, human-powered mode of transportation, such as walking or bicycling.

But by the time they left 90 minutes later, attendees not only …Read More

Residents and officials ‘connect’ on lakefront development

Thursday, May 11th, 2017


Ideas – Residents of Lorain County lakefront communities gathered last week in Sheffield Lake to offer ideas to county and city officials working on plans to enhance opportunities for lakeshore usage and development. Here, residents look over maps as they brainstorm those ideas. (Press photo — Michele Murphy)

Sheffield Lake/Avon Lake

By Michele Murphy

A fishing pier. Linked bike paths, separated from roadways when possible. Bike stations. …Read More

Not just any walk in the park

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Lorain County Metro Parks recently held its annual Road to Freedom program at French Creek Reservation.

Let’s talk wildflowers

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

With all the talk of nativism on the presidential campaign trail, it was time to switch gears to a more positive native form: native plants, including wildflowers. These are the plants that are indigenous to an area. Simply stated, Mother Nature puts them there. In northeast Ohio, we are blessed with dozens of varieties that begin to bloom as early as February and last into …Read More