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  • At-A-Glance
  • What to Look For
  • Natural Features
  • Local Resources
  • 26 - Wendy Park

    2800 Whiskey Island
    Cleveland, OH 44102

    216.904.9456

    Public Access

    Open daily, dawn until dusk

    Amenities

    Hiking Trails, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Handicap Accessible Trails

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41° 29'49.17"; W 81° 42'58.66"

    Driving Directions

    Get off State Route 2 at the Edgewater Park exit and head north toward Lake Erie. Turn right on the first and only road on your right. Keep veering to the right and follow the road as you wind past the Sewer District Plant Operations (on your left). Keep following the road, which will end at the Whiskey Island Marina guard gate and the entrance to Wendy Park.

    What to Look For

    Wendy Park only covers 25 acres, and much of it is mowed grass lawn. But there are plenty of thickets and strands of cottonwood trees, which can be bursting at the seams with songbirds during peak migratory periods.

    April through May, and mid-August through October are the best times to bird Wendy Park. One can also stroll out the pier at the park's eastern end, at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. An old Coast Guard station sits near the end of the pier, and good views of Lake Erie can be had from this area.

    Natural Features

    Not far upstream along the Cuyahoga is a roosting area for Black-crowned Night Herons, which sometimes numbers dozens of birds. Spring and fall is the best time to look for them, although some birds routinely overwinter. The best access spot is along Merwin Avenue where it nears the river, in the vicinity of Center Street and Superior Avenue.