Cleveland Metroparks is committed to providing beach visitors with a safe, high quality lakefront experience.
After examining a number of alternatives, Cleveland Metroparks has received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to modify a portion of Euclid/Villa Angela Beach that will provide the community with a temporary, designated swim area. A temporary designated swim area has been created to provide the Euclid/Villa Angela Beach neighborhood residents and visitors the opportunity to access water for heat relief and other beach activities as Cleveland Metroparks continues to work on identifying a permanent solution for the site.
Shortly after taking over the management of Euclid/Villa Angela Beach from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Cleveland Metroparks identified a number of hazards, including unpredictable drop-offs and underwater debris that made swimming unsafe at the site. The designated swim area has been established to minimize those risks and to honor Cleveland Metroparks commitment to providing beach visitors with a safe, high-quality lakefront experience. The designated swim area will be available to the public beginning Saturday, July 25, 2015. Lifeguards will be on duty from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) starting Saturday, July 25 through Sunday, August 16, 2015.
The Beach Safety Patrol and Park Rangers will continue to be on-site to protect and educate visitors. Cleveland Metroparks will monitor the conditions of the designated swim area and will keep the community informed of any changes.
for the Euclid Beach swim guide.
The area outside of the designated swim area remains closed to swimming and/or wading due to unpredictable drop-offs and hazardous debris, making swimming conditions dangerous.
Items found underwater at Euclid and Villa Angela Beach
Lake bottom conditions are highly variable and can change without notice. Click here
for a map and more information about the lake elevation.
The floor of the lake shifts considerably. One step could have you dropping from 3 ft. to 7 ft. or even deeper. The drop off level changed from test to test - making it hard to define a safe area.
The following activities are permitted outside the designated swim area:
• Walking in the lake along the water’s edge up to ankle height
• Splashing into the water with hands and feet
• Using the water for sandcastle building
• Launching kayaks, stand-up paddle boards or canoes at the boat launch at Wildwood boat ramp
• Fishing at the fishing pier at Villa Angela
PLEASE BE AWARE:
• Lake Erie is potentially dangerous at all times
• Contact with water is at your own risk
• Drop-offs, debris and sharp objects may be present near shore
• Hazardous currents may be present
• Be aware of lake and weather conditions
• Water quality, wave, weather, current and lake bottom conditions can change suddenly
The Beach Safety Patrol and Park Rangers will be on-site to protect visitors. Please know that citations will be issued for failure to comply with park rules.
Cleveland Metroparks will keep the community informed as we continue to make progress towards the goal of delivering safe opportunities to access the lake