Cleveland Metroparks Euclid Creek Reservation is named for Euclid Creek, a tributary of Lake Erie which runs from the Heights down through Euclid and Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood. The south portion of the reservation runs from Green Road north to Euclid Avenue and features wooded hillsides where the rare rock chestnut oak grows. Amenities include a paved all purpose trail for running or cycling, a ball field, picnic areas a sledding hill, and playgrounds.
Euclid Creek Reservation expanded in 2013 to include the northern portion of the watershed consisting of three lakefront city parks that were formerly managed by the state—Euclid Beach Park, Villa Angela Park and Wildwood Park.
Euclid Beach Park Once the site of the famous amusement park of the same name, Euclid Beach Park now features a 650’ beach with shaded picnic areas, a playground and a reservable pavilion.
Villa Angela Park Scenic overlooks and a wide variety of plant species can be seen along Villa Angela Park’s boardwalk that leads out to a fishing pier and the 900’ sandy beach. Open for swimming 11 a.m.-7 p.m., daily from June 4 to Aug. 14, and weekends through Labor Day. Check out beach conditions here.
Wildwood Park An angler’s paradise, Wildwood Park has a playground, a marina and a public boat launch to provide access to Lake Erie. Stream fishing in Euclid Creek, plus two lengthy rock breakwalls accommodate shore anglers. Wildwood is also the home of Discovery Dive Charters & Tours, home to the Linda Mae, Cleveland’s only head boat fishing charter, and kayaks for rent. Call (216) 481-5771.
And don’t miss the new bridge. This 150-foot, ADA accessible bridge connects Villa Angela and Wildwood parks by crossing over Euclid Creek at the existing trail. The project also includes 800’ of all purpose trail, trail lighting, and beach-front landscaping.
City of Cleveland pools are open free of charge in the summer.
Learn to Swim—Days, hours, vary by site. Register in person at the pool of your choice.
- Duggan Pool Catalpa Road.
- Neff Road Pool E. 193rd and Bella Road
- Mark Tromba Park Mandalay & Rudyard, south of St. Clair Ave.
Open during the summer when the temperature is at least 80°.
RJ Taylor Park Melville Road off Nottingham Road
Groton Park Groton Road south of Green Road