Planning an Event in 2019? Lake Metroparks has 22 Reservable Shelters Available

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Are you already planning for a family reunion, birthday party, graduation party, company picnic? Lake Metroparks has 22 reservable shelters available to hold your special gathering. Reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. All shelters provide picnic tables, grills, restrooms, and other amenities. Some of the shelters include power, nearby trails, playground equipment, and volleyball courts for additional fun.

Reservations may be made online at Lake Metroparks, by calling the Registration Department at 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226 or in person at the Registration Department at 11211 Spear Rd. Concord Twp. Reservations for the shelters at Lake Erie Bluffs and Hidden Lake and the east shelter at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park must be made by phone or in person.

Beaty Landing (east) – Located on East Walnut St. in Painesville. The shelter capacity is 75. Park offers Grand River fishing access (Ohio fishing license required), canoe/kayak access, electricity and flush restrooms.

Blair Ridge Park – Located on Blair Rd. in Leroy. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. Park offers pit type restrooms, picnic tables and fishing (catch and release only). Reservations by permit only by phone (440-358-7275) or in person only.

Chagrin River Park (Reeves Road entrance) – Located on Reeves Road in Willoughby. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. Park offers flush type restrooms, a playground, sand volleyball court, hiking trails, fishing in the Chagrin River (Ohio fishing license required) and a recreational field.

Chagrin River Park (Rural Drive entrance) – Located on Rural Drive in Eastlake. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. The park offers flush type restrooms, hiking trails and fishing in the Chagrin River (Ohio fishing license required).

Chapin Forest Reservation (Twin Ponds shelter) – Located on Hobart Road in Kirtland. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has fireplace and electricity. Park offers flush type restrooms, a playground, recreational field, volleyball, hiking trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ski and snowshoe rental and pond fishing.

Chapin Forest Reservation (Forest Shelter) – Located on Rt. 306 in Kirtland. Shelter capacity is 40. No electricity. Park offers pit type restrooms, a playground, hiking trails and pond fishing. This park has limited access in the winter (open May 1 through November 30).

Chapin Forest Reservation (Quarry Shelter) – Located on Route 306 in Kirtland. The shelter capacity is 60. Shelter overlooks a small pond. Park offers pit type restrooms, hiking trails and pond fishing.

Concord Woods Nature Park – Concord Woods Nature Park shelter Located on Spear Road in Concord Twp. (Reservable from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.  to 11:00 p.m.). The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has fireplace and electricity. Park offers pit type restrooms, a playground, hiking trails and pond fishing.

Environmental Learning Center – Located on Alexander Rd. (off 608) in Concord Twp. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. Park offers portable restrooms and trails, including access to the Greenway Corridor.

Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park (East Shelter) Located at 301 Huntington Beach Dr. in Fairport Harbor. The capacity 50. The shelter is located on the beach with a sandy base and has no electricity. Park offers flush type restrooms, a volleyball court, fire ring and a guarded swim area nearby (summer season only, weather permitting). Between Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, the shelter is available to reserve on weekends only. Reserve by phone (440-358-7275) or in person only.

Girdled Road Reservation (Skok Meadow) – The shelter and surrounding area can accommodate up to 75 people. Shelter has electricity and charcoal grills. Park offers flush type restrooms, hiking trails and pond fishing.

Girdled Road Reservation (South Shelter) -Located on Radcliffe Road in Concord Twp. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity, a playground and a fireplace. Park offers pit type restrooms and hiking trails.

Gully Brook Park – Located on River Road in Willoughby Hills. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. Park offers flush type restrooms, a hiking trail, a fire ring near the shelter and a playground.

Helen Hazen Wyman Park – Located on Painesville Warren Road in Concord Twp., alongside Big Creek. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. Park offers pit type restrooms, a playground, fishing in the Grand River and Big Creek (Ohio fishing license required) and a recreational field.

Hidden Lake (Additional rental fees apply—call for details) – Located on Kniffen Road in Leroy Twp. The year-round indoor/outdoor shelter has a total capacity of 80. Shelter has a heated indoor area available ($25 utility fee), a fireplace and electricity. Park offers flush type restrooms, picnic tables, hiking trails, fishing (catch and release only) and canoe/kayak access. Reserve by phone (440-358-7275) or in person only.

Hidden Valley Park shelter. Photo courtesy of Greennite.

Hidden Valley Park – Located on Klasen Road in Madison Twp., alongside the Grand River. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. Park offers pit type restrooms, a playground, hiking trails and fishing in the Grand River (Ohio fishing license required).

Lake Erie Bluffs (Additional rental fees apply—call for details) – Located on Lane Road in Perry Twp., on the shores of Lake Erie. The year-round shelter capacity is 74. Shelter has fireplace and electricity. Park offers flush type restrooms, picnic tables, hiking trails, scenic overlooks, access to the Lake Erie shoreline and fishing (Ohio fishing license required). Reserve by phone (440-358-7275) or in person only.

Lakeshore ReservationLakeview (west) – Located on Lockwood Road in North Perry Village, on the shores of Lake Erie. The Lakeview shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. Park offers flush type restrooms, a sundial, a paved All Peoples Trail and access to the Lake Erie shoreline (Ohio fishing license required).

Lakeshore Reservation – Shadyside (east) – Located on Lockwood Road in North Perry Village, on the shores of Lake Erie. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. This park offers flush type restrooms, a paved All Peoples Trail and access to the Lake Erie shoreline (Ohio fishing license required).

Penitentiary Glen Reservation – Located on Kirtland-Chardon Road in Kirtland. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. Park offers accessible facilities, flush type restrooms, picnic area with grills, Park offers a Nature Play area, drinking water, hiking trails, Nature Center, the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center, snowshoeing and a bridle trail.

Riverview Park – Located on Bailey Road in Madison Twp., alongside the Grand River. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. Park offers pit type restrooms, trails, access to the Grand River (Ohio fishing license required), a fire ring near the shelter and a winter sledding hill.

Veterans Park – Located on Hopkins Road in Mentor. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has fireplace and electricity. Park offers flush type restrooms, a playground, hiking trails (some paved), pond and fishing (Ohio fishing license required).

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