Cleveland Metroparks To Reopen A Number Of Facilities

(Cleveland) - A bit of normalcy for Greater Cleveland, as the Cleveland Metroparks are reopening their lakefront dining, marinas, concessions, and swimming areas for the summer.

e55 on the lake, the Metroparks full service restaurant, is open for business. East 55th Street marina and Emerald Necklace Marina are now open for boaters with limited hours. Guarded swim hours at Edgewater and Huntington Beaches begin Saturday, June 6.

Cleveland Metroparks says CDC safety guidelines are to be followed by visitors, including social distancing, and limiting group gatherings to 10 people or less.

Here's a rundown on what's open:

Full Service Restaurants:

Concessions :

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:

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:

  • 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.

Cleveland Metroparks Wallace Lake:

  • 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.

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