Experience the new 200 ft. public pier at Painesville Township Park
Oct 30, 2017 11:53AM
Photo by Andrew Cross
“We built this not for ourselves, not for the parks, but for the citizens of Lake County and for this area,” said Paul Palagyi, Lake Metroparks executive director.
In 1991 Lake Metroparks entered into a cooperative agreement with the Painesville Township Park Board to improve and manage the property and since that date over 2.5 million visitors have enjoyed the park. Unfortunately, erosion was taking its toll on the shoreline and forced the park district to close the trail to the beach several years ago. In partnership with the Painesville Township Park Board, a plan was developed to stabilize the eroding hillside and build a new public pier. Over the past three years, a new stone revetment wall was designed and constructed to protect the park property from further damage.
Painesville Township Park Information
Painesville Township Park has had a long history of hosting generations of Lake County residents. The property was purchased by Samuel H. Huntington in 1807 and the following year Huntington was elected governor of Ohio. His estate sold the property to the Painesville Township Board of Park Commissioners in 1911 and this property has been a public park for over one hundred years. The park was a very popular destination and included baseball fields and a dance hall at which the first dance was hosted in the summer of 1926.