Check out the hidden gem I have for you…Wingfoot Lake State Park!
Wingfoot Lake is a HUGE park (over 700 acres) located just a short drive from Akron in Suffield Ohio, and it has about everything you could ask for in a park.
A HUGE playground with two play structures that have various slides, ladders, rope chains, monkey bars, rock walls, multiple climbing structures, bridges, tunnels, telephone tubes (that really work) and a small sandbox.
My children spent a long time running and playing on the equipment. I joined in on the fun for a while and then sat on a nearby bench and enjoyed watching them play.
The park also has lots of green space, picnic tables, benches, swings and shade. One of our favorite spots was the swing that overlooks the lake. It’s a picturesque and view and extremely relaxing. If you time your trip right and you can even watch the Goodyear Blimp leaving from the hanger on the other side of the lake.
After swinging for a while, we took a stroll on the paved walking trail over covered bridges, past boat docks, picnic shelters and throughout the entire park.
Remember to bring along your sports equipment because the park has ball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, badminton, horseshoe pits, bocce ball, frisbee/disc golf and even a miniature golf course!
There is a small charge to play putt putt golf, but the prices were very reasonable ($5 Ages 11 and Older, $3 Ages 3 – 10, FREE Ages 2 and under). We didn’t have time to play while we there, but we plan to during our next visit.
As you can tell there is just about every amenity available at Wingfoot Lake Park.
Wingfoot Lake Park Features & Amenities
- 993 Goodyear Park Blvd Suffield, OH 44260 (directions)
- Over 700 Acre Park (including Lake)
- Abundance of Shade and Green Space
- Large Playground with two play structures
- Multiple Restrooms (The one we used was very clean)
- Drinking Fountains
- Six Covered Pavilions & Shelters (Find rental information here)
- Picnic Tables, Benches & Grills
- Paved Walking Path (Covered Bridge, Boat Docks)
- Ballfields, Basketball & Volleyball Courts
- Badminton Courts
- Horseshoe Pits & Bocce Ball Court
- 18 Hole Frisbee / Disc Golf Course
- 18 Hole Mini Golf Course (Charge)
- Paddle Boats (Charge)
- Pontoon Boats (Charge)
- Dog Park
- Lake Fishing
- Marina / Concessions
I highly recommend visiting Wingfoot Lake State Park. It is beautiful, well maintained and with all the available features there is something the entire family will enjoy.
We’re always looking for new places to go. What are your favorite local parks?
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