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Amenities: 100 acres. Handicapped accessible. Pier for fishing. Picnic area with grills. Picnic shelter with fireplace. Drinking water. Restrooms. Hiking trails. Playground.
Directions: Take Route 2 to the Route 615 exit and go north for about one mile to the Munson Road/Center Street intersection. Drive north on Route 615 (Center Street) for about one half mile to Hopkins Road and continue north to Veterans Park, located on the left (west) side of the road.
Shelter Rental: Lake Metroparks Registration Department 440-358-7275.
Voted Favorite Park and Favorite Place to Picnic in Mentor
Veterans Park protects the largest inland pond in the county and a remnant of original Ohio swamp forest.
The park offers four accessible fishing piers, a 1.78-mile loop trail though native wetlands with 830 feet of boardwalk, and a wetland/wildlife viewing area.
Please don't feed the wildlife. Click here to find out why.
The property was purchased from the Granger family by the City of Mentor in 1970 and was Mentor's first neighborhood park.
Fishing at Veterans Park
Granger Pond is generally stocked
with catfish, bass, bluegill and rainbow trout.
A valid fishing license from the state of Ohio is required to fish at Veterans Park.
Click here for more fishing opportunities in Lake Metroparks.
Lake Metroparks Fishing Report