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  • 19 - Sims Park

    Euclid City Parks
    23131 Lakeshore Blvd.
    Euclid, OH 44123

    216.289.8114

    Public Access

    Open daily, dawn until dusk

    Amenities

    Restrooms, Picnic Area

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41° 36'1.69"; W 81° 31'36.58"

    Driving Directions

    From I-90, take exit 184A toward Babbit Road. Merge onto Lakeland Boulevard. Turn left at Babbit Road, then make a slight right at East 222nd Street. Take the first right onto Lakeshore Boulevard.

    What to Look For

    This small (33-acre) lake access site offers an excellent vantage point for viewing the waters of Lake Erie. A short pier extends into the lake and offers good vistas, especially to the east. On the west side of the pier is a small beach. The park's trees, especially along the top of the bluff just to the east of the pier, can attract lots of migrant songbirds both spring and fall.

    Sims Park is well known for being a reliable spot to find scoters. Apparently there is an underwater reef or other structure to the east of the pier, and from late October into winter scoters congregate this area, probably feeding on mussels. All three species can be present. A variety of other diving ducks are often present as well. The beach sometimes attracts flocks of Canada Geese, along with the occasional Brant.

    Local Resources

    City of Euclid
    Positively Cleveland
    Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

    Nearby Lake Access Site

    Euclid Park. A 3.5-acre park that features nearly 300 feet of beach. The park can be accessed from Bliss Lane, on the north side of Lake Shore Boulevard (State Route 283). Bliss Lane is across from where 222nd Street joins Lake Shore Boulevard.