If there’s one thing that Northeast Ohioans know, it’s the seasons.
You won’t find many residents who don’t have some gripe with at least one of the four changes of season, and many take issue with summer 2010 – one of the hottest and driest on record.
Still, nearly all of them have trouble saying goodbye to summer in a meaningful way. That’s what makes Cleveland Lakefront and Headlands Beach State Parks’ farewell to summer party so sweet.
This Saturday, Sept. 4, from 7-9:30 p.m., the organization has planned a family-friendly “Farewell to Summer” party that celebrates Labor Day Weekend at the freshwater wonder of Cleveland’s Great Lake.
Edgewater Park on Cleveland’s near west side (off the Shoreway) sets the scene for a farewell to the warmest season of the year. Family activities abound, including live music, beach games and activities, cooking out, and more. All are planned to bring the city’s diverse populations together.
The picturesque park at 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway NW lies just west of downtown Cleveland, with several hundred feet of direct-access beachfront, hiking trails and an amazing view of the city’s skyline. With a swimming beach, picnic shelters, a paved bicycle path, “fitness course” and more, Edgewater and its party offer something to suit everyone.
Partygoers take note: Lawn chairs and beach blankets are, not surprisingly, welcomed. And, as many who work in downtown Cleveland during the week before Labor Day would say, glimpses of an air show in progress may be unlikely, but a fly-over from the Cleveland National Air Show’s Blue Angels is alwayspossible.