The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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February 6, 2013

Pavilion fees going up at Lake Shore Park

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Residents will see user fees for pavilions at Lake Shore Park go up this year, but only if they wait until after Feb. 18 to reserve them.

Reservations for the pavilions will begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 18 (President’s Day) at the park office, 1700 E. First St. Walk-ins for reserving one of the popular pavilions will start promptly at that time and phone reservations will begin at 1 p.m., said Michael Wayman, president of the park commission.

Because of reduction in park revenue, the cost of reserving a pavilion has been increased this year, Wayman said.

No reservations will be accepted prior to Feb. 18, excluding those community events approved by the park board. The board encourages those wishing to make a reservation to have two dates in mind in case their first choice is taken.

Demand for pavilions is high and a line usually forms outside the park office, Wayman said.

 “This is the first increase in many years,” Wayman said, noting the increase will take effect after  Feb. 18. “The board believes the one day lower fee will entice families to make their reservations early.”

Lake Shore Park, located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, has been a popular park for family outings, reunions, graduations, and company and church picnics for many years.

“The reservation assures that your favorite pavilion will be available for your event,” he said.

The pavilions each have water, electric and charcoal grills and renters have the pavilion for the entire day.

With the nominal $10 fee increase, rates after Feb. 18 be $50 for the Overlook, Tourist and Rock Garden pavilions. The Main Pavilion is available for $10 per row of tables or the whole west end can be had for $100.

New this year, couples can reserve the area near the duck pond and rock garden for that special picturesque wedding. That area will be posted for the couples’ wedding. There is no need for a reservation for those couples just wishing to take pictures at the park.

Boat launch season passes at Lake Shore Park will be on sale March 1 through April 1 for $60 at the Park Office. After April 1, they will be sold at the regular price of $80 available at the Park Office and Lakeshore Bait and Tackle.  Daily launch passes are always available every day during the season at the bait shop for $6. All money generated by the Park Commission is used to maintain the boat launch area including dredging.

The Park Commission also has set the dates for this year’s annual Rib Burn-Off for Sept. 20, 21 and 22.  The Disc Golf Sticky Fingers event will be held during the Rib Burn-Off, as well as the Classic Car Show. The popular fall craft show, which is growing every year, will be held Sept. 7 and 8.  


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