What is Wendy Park?
Wendy park is the place where people can go to escape the urban landscape and relax amid the trees, water and wildlife thriving in the heart of the City of Cleveland.
Wendy Park is a 22-acre park that runs along both the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio. It’s home to a variety of animals – barn swallows, blue heron, turtles, deer and even some coyotes – to name just a few. The wildlife share this beautiful space with boaters, kayakers, jet skiers, fishermen, volleyball players, hikers, bikers, bird watchers, and even the occasional train watcher. Summers here offer league play, special events, educational events, or just the opportunity to see the sunset over Lake Erie.
Wendy Park’s green space stands out among the stone piles, warehouses and smokestacks that are part of Cleveland’s heritage. The unique and amazing bridges that span the Cuyahoga River are a wonderful backdrop for the cottonwood and birds that lift the eye to the impressive downtown skyline. The Park sits right at the water’s edge, and the spires of the city’s buildings loom gracefully on the bluffs above – exposing what many believe to be the best view the City of Cleveland has to offer.
What is the Wendy Park Foundation?
A 501c-3 non-profit organization established to help preserve Wendy Park. The Foundation’s mission is to develop and restore the natural environment at Wendy Park to National Park standards of excellence, facilitate the restoration of the historic Coast Guard Station, integrate Whiskey Island Marina into Wendy Park and to provide public access to Lake Erie through connecting Wendy Park to the Towpath Trail. Further, to create programs and activities that educate the public on Great Lakes ecology, Eco-system sustainability, Maritime heritage, and Maritime safety and youth training.