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, ball fields, places to kayak, a storybook trail and if you time your trip right you just might see the Goodyear Blimp taking off from or returning to it's hanger across the lake.
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Things to do at Wingfoot Lake Park
The HUGE playground is one of the highlights of the park. It contains 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. 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.
Helpful Tip: Theresa left a comment to let us all know that the fee to golf is to use their equipment (club and ball). If you bring your own golf club and golf ball, you can play putt putt for FREE! In addition, you can play at anytime not just when they are open. Thank you Theresa for the tip!
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Tips for Visiting Wingfoot Lake Park
- Boats and kayaks are available for rent until 5pm, but you’ll want to rent early on busy days.
- Keep an eye out for the Goodyear Blimp when visiting. It is kept in the hanger across from the lake.
- Plan to bring a hat or sunblock to protect yourself and your kids from the sun when visiting.
Have Tips or Comments About Wingfoot Lake State Park? Leave a comment below. Thanks!
Wingfoot Lake Park Features & Amenities
- 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
As you can tell there is just about every amenity available at Wingfoot Lake Park. 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.
Wingfoot Lake Park
993 Goodyear Park Blvd.
Mogadore, Ohio 44260
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How much is paddleboarding and kayak rental if they have them?
I’m not completely sure what the prices are now. Your best bet would be to call them to find out. Here is the number: 330-628-4720
FYI … Re putt putt golf at Wingfoot Lake Park … The fee to golf is to use THEIR equipment (club and ball). F you bring your own golf club and golf ball, you can play putt putt for FREE! You can also play ANY TIME, you don’t have to wait until they are “open” , which I believe is only on the weekends. My daughter and I have taken advantage of this for years … We bring our own putters and balls, which my husband got us for xmas … We have even went putt putt on a warm day in January!
What fantastic advice! I didn’t realize they allowed that. I’m going to add your tip to the article. THANK YOU!
is the park open all year?
Yes, it is open year round.
My husband and I go here about 3 times a week. They even have bikes to rent for 5.00 per hour. They also have Kayaks for rent at 10.00 an hour. The smaller pavilions are 50.00 and are perfect for small gatherings of about 60 people.
I was curious if anyone know how much it cost to rent a paddle boat at wingfoot lake
Northeast Ohio Family Fun says
I’m not completely sure. Here is a link to there website: http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/wingfootlake
You can also try calling the Park Office: (330) 628-4720
Hope that helps!
Jerri Loudin says
Interested in having a wedding reception at one of the pavilions. Do we have to out by 9:00 pm or is it later for wedding receptions? Thank you
Find Time for Fun says
Your best bet is to call the Park Office at 866-644-6727. They should be able to answer your question.
Would like to rent the big covered pavilion for Sept. 21 (sat.) About 60-70 people. Would this be available on that date, and what is the cost?
Find Time for Fun says
Your best bet is to call the Park Office at 866-644-6727. They should be able to help you out.
Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms says
Just this past Sunday in June we were there to attend a wedding reception. The bride said to rent the pavilion, which is REALLY nice with doors you can open or close on the side of the building – $250. They had the place for all day I think. The park is really well kept and the bathrooms are nice indoor facilities.
Find Time for Fun says
It would be beautiful to have a wedding reception there. What a great price to rent the pavilion for the entire day. Especially with so much to do at the park. It was be a great options for family reunions and graduation parties too!
I was thinking about bringing family out for cookout on Sunday….4/28/13- this Sunday…is there a fee to come to the park? Do we need to make reservations… about 15 people…
Find Time for Fun says
Your best bet is to contact Wingfoot Lake directly. Based on my experience there is no fee to go to the park. They do have picnic shelters, I believe you can rent. It’s really a beautiful area, I’m sure everyone would enjoy it.