Parks in the Eastlake-Willowick area are not as plentiful as those in surrounding towns, but locals cherish those that do exist. With only a short amount of travel, access to a large variety of Metroparks is available in Willoughby and the nearby Kirtland area.
Osborne Park, home to The Osborne Park Pool, is a local favorite for families and children who make good use of the massive water slide that has become a staple of summer fun in Lake County. Visited by families in the neighborhood who enjoy the expansive playground and basketball court, this park provides great exercise
for the little ones. Dudley Park in Willowick also holds a community pool, which is frequented by Willowick locals and has a history as the local summer hangout.
Get your fill of the great outdoors by taking a walk or bike ride at nearby Chagrin River Park. Scenic paths twist through a heavily forested area, and signs posted along the way provide instructions for suggested exercises and activities. Travelled frequently by locals and loved by pets,
this is a sure escape from busy city life.
Annual events include the Chagrin River Festival held in the warm summer months near the marina in Eastlake.
This carnival, complete with the most thrilling rides, brings everyone's favorite fair food right to the heart of the city. Highly anticipated by the locals, this summer favorite presents a variety of unique vendors the opportunity to show off their one-of-a-kind crafts. Stop by to get your fill of fun, or contact City Hall to join the local vendors to be a part of the action.