Get Outside this Amazing August

The current forecast has sun and moderate summer temps for the next several days which makes it a perfect stretch to plan some outdoor activities including a visit to Schoepfle Garden.  Our great weather has kept us green and blooming with several of our summer flowers outdoing their normal showy natures.  Included in the current blooms are hosta, canna, lycoris, summersweet, Joe Pye weed, ironweed, Angel’s trumpet, Echinacea, and much more!

Our summer at Schoepfle continues with tram rides on Thursdays 10-1, Sundays 1 -4 pm and carousel rides Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays 1-4pm, Fridays 10-12pm.  We have some special events including the 10th birthday party for the children’s garden on Saturday August 19th 1- 3 pm – we are going out of this world with a space theme in crafts, activities and treats.  And mark your calendar for Saturday Sept. 2nd as we have a Fairy and Gnome Night at the garden with kids crafts, a scavenger hunt and more.

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Last Splash of Summer

Join us at Splash Zone for the last days of summer before our Outdoor Pool & Water Slides close for the season. For more information call (440) 774-5059.

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5v5 Basketball League

Team registration is open for Splash Zone’s Adult Basketball League. This Fall Season will be 5-on-5, full court! The league is open for both men and women who are 18 years & older. All games are on Sunday mornings in Splash Zone’s Field House. Each game will have certified officials. Teams can have a maximum of 12 players. Season will start on Sunday, September 10. All registration forms and fees are due to Splash Zone by Friday, September 1. For more information contact

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AMHERST –  Students will head back into the classroom the week of August 21st in Lorain County, and if your looking for a final summer activity to celebrate the end of the summer, the Mercy Health & Recreation Center has a family fun line-up planned for you this month.

BALLOON PARTY on Sunday, August 13th
How many ways can you have fun with balloons? We will have 1,0000 balloons on the playground for you to find out. BalloonParty

Event Details
*Register on event day*



TEEN NIGHT on Friday, August 18th
Teen-Nights-posterTeenagers (ages 12-15) invade the Recreation Center for an after hours party to celebrate one final weekend before school resumes with their friends.  Bring your friends for swimming, slide, games, music, and pizza!

Event Details
$5/person (pizza and beverage included)
*Register on event day*


OUTDOOR MOVIE on Saturday, August 19th
The playground is transformed into an outdoor movie theater. The showing of a family friendly film will start at dark, however before the movie gets started visitors will be able to enjoy the use of the Splash Pad, and Playground activities.

Event Details
Gates open at 8:00pm, Movie starts at dark
$2/person (popcorn included)
*Register on event day*BabyMovie

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Final Lakeview Sunset Concert UPDATE

The GeezeCats will be performing at Lakeview Park tonight, Friday July 28th at 7:00pm! The LOCATION OF THE CONCERT HAS BEEN MOVED INSIDE THE BUILDING due to high winds.

Featuring the classic songs of the pre-Beatle days of the late 50’s and early 60’s (the Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll) along with improv-style comedy, which includes sight gags, one-liners, skits, and costumes, this band is a “must see”!


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Soggy Doggie Pool Party

The annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party is held annually during the last week before closing the Outdoor Pool at Splash Zone for the season. Bring your best four-legged friend and join us for the last splash of the season.

Owners must be 16 years and older and dogs will only be permitted in the pool. Participants are asked to bring a donation of canned or bagged dog food. All donations will go to Lorain County animal shelters.

Date: August 21 & 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Cost: Free!

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Public Meetings for Lorain County Lakefront Connectivity Plan TLCI

You’re invited!

There will be two public meetings for the Lorain County Lakefront Connectivity Plan TLCI on Thursday, July 27th and on Wednesday, August 2nd. The details and locations for these public meetings are:

July 27th, 6:00pm
Lorain High School,
2600 Ashland Ave., Lorain, OH 44052


Wednesday, August 2nd, 6:00pm
Avon Lake Lake House,
32756 Lake Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012

We’ll see you there!

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