4799 Lockwood Road
North Perry Village, OH 44081 Lon: 81° 7' 16.879" W
Lat: 41° 48' 39.727" N
The property was developed as a park because the site had the most naturally stable beach conditions with a mature stand of trees along Lake Erie in Lake County. The park district received assistance to purchase the lakeshore properties from the U.S. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The parcels of land were acquired between 1967 and 1973.
A memorial was dedicated on October 29, 1978, to Luanna Strock, wife of the park system's first naturalist, Don Strock. The memorial includes a sculpted sundial, a cable bridge, and a bronze cast of the area. The sundial was designed by nationally-known sculptor Carl Floyd of Madison. The bridge was donated by the Donum Fund. The Lake County Unit of the American Cancer Society dedicated a memorial sanctuary of plantings in the field north of the parking lot.
This property was once owned by ten individuals who had summer or permanent residences along Lake Erie. Several property boundaries are still visible because of treelines that remain. The largest piece of property was owned by Charles Irish, a well-known arborist. He planted various non-native ornamental trees and shrubs amidst the native trees, including a large number of rhododendrons near the east boundary of the park.
The Lakeview shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. Park offers a sundial, a paved All Peoples Trail and access to the Lake Erie shoreline. Click here to reserve or call 440-358-7275.
84 acres. Impressive sculpture garden. Picnic area and reservable picnic shelter. Handicapped accessible. Restrooms. Drinking water. Pay phone.1.6 miles of paved hiking trails. Fishing.
Take Route 20 to Antioch Road in Perry. Drive north on Antioch Road into the park, then left or right to one of two parking areas.
Ticks have been found in this park and are part of the natural environment.
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