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Granger Pond was stocked with 2,000 pounds of rainbow trout.
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Park information and trail map

5730 Hopkins Road
Mentor OH 44060

Lon: 81° 20' 32.081" W
Lat: 41° 42' 54.309" N

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.

The property was purchased from the Granger family by the City of Mentor in 1970 and was Mentor's first neighborhood park.

Veterans Park - Photo by Loretta Todd

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

Picnic shelter

The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has fireplace and electricity and is close to a playground, restrooms, Granger Pond and hiking trails (some paved). 
Click here to reserve or call 440-358-7275.


100 acres. Handicapped accessible. Pier for fishing. Picnic area with grills. Picnic shelter with fireplace. Drinking water. Restrooms. Hiking trails. Playground.


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.