Munroe Falls Metro Park is truly a hidden summer gem here in Northeast Ohio! I had no idea that just a few short miles from our home there was a sandy beach and lake just waiting to be enjoyed.
If you aren’t a pool member, you don’t have time to go to the pool a lot during the summer or you are just looking for an inexpensive outdoor playground, you’ve hit the jackpot with Munroe Falls.
Pack a bag, bring some toys, get your swim gear together and you can spend the entire day at the lake.
Swim in the Lake or Play on the Beach
The 13-acre lake is sectioned off into different swimming areas. The main beach is ideal for big and little kids alike to run around, build sand castles and play games. My son could (and did) play for hours with a toy truck and sand bucket on the beach and lake shore.
The main swimming area extends down the entire side of the lake, which includes deeper swimming for more experienced water lovers and even houses an anchored sunning deck, perfect for cannon balls.
The lake also has lifeguards on duty, which is an added security for parents. Picnic benches, shade and grass surround the water. Several bathrooms are available within the lake area.
There is even a concession stand to order food and drinks, although you are allowed to bring your own food as well. Many families and groups of people had large picnics underneath the pavilion or on picnic benches throughout the park.
Enjoy the Multiple Play Areas
There is a small playground within the lake area, as well as one across the park that is not included in the fenced in lake area. Both playgrounds are very similar. They include a larger playset for the bigger kids, as well as a smaller playset for the little ones.
The playground within the fenced-in grounds is included in the cost of admission, however the playground outside of the fence is free for any park-goers. The surrounding grassy areas offer plenty of place to play and run around too.
Not too far from the playground there is also a volleyball court. Boats can be rented by the concession stand for a small fee as well. Outside of the beach grounds there are tennis courts, a basketball court and a more than two mile trail.
I still can’t believe that this little oasis exists right here in our own neighborhood. I actually overhead a man say to his family member, “this place reminds me of some exclusive spot that people would pay a lot of money to join every summer.” And, he is definitely right! It is such a gift to have a family-friendly spot that we can all enjoy.
Tips for Visiting Munroe Falls Metro Park
- Bring food if you don’t want to use the concession stand
- Pack sunscreen, hats and sunglasses
- Bring water toys and appropriate life jackets
- Pack a change of clothes for little ones
- Take towels with you
- Bring seating for the lawn or beach if you plan on spending awhile out there
- Bring cash to get into the lake and for boat rentals/food.
Things to Do at Munroe Falls Metro Park
- 13-acre lake
- Anchored sunning deck
- Boat rentals
- Lifeguards on duty
- Sandy beach
- Restrooms throughout park
- Water fountains throughout park
- Concession stand
- Volleyball court
- Tennis courts
- Basketball court
- Two playgrounds (no swings)
- Soccer field
Munroe Falls Metro Park
521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls, OH 44262
Pricing: (As of Summer 2016) The main park area is free, the fenced-in lake area is: adults – $4, children – $3 and children under two – free (bring cash). The beach closes at 6 p.m.
Website (check out park map)