1025 Hardy Road
Painesville Township, OH 44077
440-354-3885 · 440-639-9951 Lon: 81° 13' 51.786" W L
at: 41° 45' 59.849" N
Located on Lake Erie's shore, this
37-acre park was established in the
early 1920s as a popular recreational
area offering baseball fields, a dance hall, picnic areas, an open-air pavilion and a beach.
Through the years, Lake Erie has claimed the beach arid pavilion by erosion, but five softball fields and the dance hall remain as featured attractions. Lake Metroparks entered a cooperative lease agreement in 1991 with the Painesville Township Park commissioners to operate and manage the park. Since that time, more than $1 million worth of improvements have been made to the park, including extensive renovation of the dance hall and ball fields.
Community Center/Dance Hall
The dance hall, renovated in 1992 and now called the Community Center to reflect the many uses of the facility, is host to
ballroom and country dances. An admission fee is charged at the door to most dances. Recreational and community programs also occur in the Community Center.
The building may be rented for private functions when not being used for park-sponsored programs. The handicap-accessible facility consists of a large hall with a 5,000 square-foot wooden dance floor; seating at tables and chairs for 200 people (more can be accommodated if the dance floor is used for seating); a kitchen and concession area; and restrooms. Catering and event planning assistance is available.
The Community Center is a great place for seminars, showers, reunions, holiday gatherings, and meetings. To reserve the center or for more information call Lake Metroparks Registration Department at 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226
Painesville Township Park offers five regulation softball fields heavily used by leagues. For more information, contact Lake Metroparks Registration at
440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226.
To rent a field, call Vivian Potter at 440-639-9951.
37 acres. Accessible. Picnic areas, softball fields, food concession, pavilion, community center, drinking water, restrooms, playground equipment and a view of Lake Erie.
From the west: Take Rt. 2 east to the Fairport-Nursery Road/Bacon Road/Rt. 535 exit. Turn left (north) onto Rt. 535. Turn right (north) onto Hardy Road for approximately 1 mile. The park is located on the left (west). From the east: Take Rt. 20 west to Fairport-Nursery Road/Bacon Road/
Rt. 535 exit. Turn right (west) onto Fairport-Nursery Road for 1 mile. Turn right (north) onto Hardy Road for approximately 1 mile. The park is located on the left (west).