Edgewater Park is divided into upper and lower areas by a sloping hill and spans an incredible 134.5 acres of lakefront land. Upper Edgewater Park sits off of Clifton Drive and consists primarily of picnic grounds and trails, while lower Edgewater is accessible via an exit ramp off of the Shoreway and includes a swimming beach, picnic shelters, a fitness course, and concessions. Both parks offer ample parking and are frequently patrolled by police officers.
This westernmost park in the Cleveland Lakefront park system is a great choice for catching a breathtaking sunset or taking an evening stroll, and is a summer hot spot for viewing the 4th of July fireworks and the Cleveland Air Show.
Upper Edgewater Park
With its impressive view of downtown Cleveland, upper Edgewater Park is a great way to appreciate nature while taking in the beauty of the city. The upper park also features a playground area for children and a statue of Conrad Mizar, the oldest monument in Cleveland.
Upper Edgewater is equipped with restroom facilities and is home to a renovated pavilion which can be reserved online or by calling 866-644-6727.
Lower Edgewater Park
If you’re looking for a place to take a dip on a hot summer day, you’ll want to check out lower Edgewater Park’s half mile sand beach, perfect for taking a swim in Lake Erie. If you’re in the mood to do some fishing, you’ll be able to cast your line on the 200 foot fishing pier or somewhere along the 2,360 foot seawall. Looking to fly a kite? North of lower Edgewater Park’s parking lot sits a huge mowed grass field great for kite flying, taking a jog with your dog, or spreading out for an evening picnic.
Lower Edgewater Park has its own pair of picnic shelters which can be used on a first come first serve basis. The lower park also has its own restroom facilities and is complete with a concession stand serving up cold drinks, ice cream, and snacks.