Cleveland Metroparks today announced updates on its lakefront amenities and safety measures for the 2020 spring and summer seasons. e55 on the lake, Cleveland Metroparks full service restaurant along the Lake Erie shoreline, is now open along with concessions across the park district. East 55th Street Marina and Emerald Necklace Marina are also now open for boaters with limited hours. Guarded swim hours at Edgewater and Huntington beaches begin June 6.
All park visitors are required to follow CDC safety guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 including practicing safe social distancing of at least six feet between other park users and limiting group gatherings to 10 people or less at all Cleveland Metroparks locations.
“It’s no question that our parks along the Lake Erie shoreline are some of our favorite places to gather together and connect with nature each summer,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian M. Zimmerman. “We’re excited to open some of our community’s favorite lakefront amenities with safety measures in place to protect our guests and patrons.”
Full Service Restaurants:
The following concessions are open or are expected to be open by the end of this weekend, weather permitting:
The following Cleveland Metroparks marinas will be open daily beginning Monday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends:
Water rentals at Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store
are now available on a limited basis including stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and tandem kayaks. Advance registration online is required for safety.
Guarded Swim Areas:
Lifeguards will be on-duty during posted dates and times at these Cleveland Metroparks guarded swimming areas
. Water quality, wave, weather, water current and lake bottom conditions can change suddenly and conditions and swim status are updated on-site and online throughout the guarded swim hours
Edgewater Beach and Huntington Beach:
Cleveland Metroparks Wallace Lake:
- Guarded swim hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning June 6 through August 9. Weekends only from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning August 15 through September 7.
- Guarded swim hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning June 6 through August 9.
Swimming at Villa Angela Beach, Hinckley Spillway Swim Area and Ledge Pool will remain closed for the 2020 season.
Park officials and police departments will continue to monitor attendance levels and safety at area beaches throughout the season and implement restrictions including partial or full closures if overcrowding or unsafe use occurs. Parking at area beaches may be limited to only designated parking spaces such as at Edgewater Beach to maintain a safe number of visitors.
For an updated list of impacts and closures due to COVID-19 visit clevelandmetroparks.com/COVID-19
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