Ensuring that everyone can enjoy Berea’s festivals and concerts in a safe environment is a paramount concern. We aim to keep these events family friendly.
With that in mind, Berea is posting some basic rules at outdoor venues. The top three are:
1. No Smoking or Vaping.
2. No Dogs – except for service animals.
3. No Alcoholic Beverages.
We also ask that bike riders walk their bicycles through crowded venues.
Berea police officers and the new Veterans Security Team are educating event-goers about the regulations and politely asking people to comply. So far, there have been no major incidents.
Veterans are being stationed at major entrances to Coe Lake Park during the Live at the Lake concerts and they were on duty during the Grindstone Festival in July. Members of the Security Team also patrol the grounds along with Berea police officers. The veterans are equipped with walkie talkies and can summon a police officer if necessary. You can spot the members of the Veterans Security Team with their red shirts and military caps. They are veterans of Korea, Vietnam and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are very grateful that they are spending long hours on some very hot and sometimes rainy days and nights continuing to look out for residents.
People attend City events expecting a clean and healthy environment coupled with a good time and terrific entertainment. We think the Live at the Lake concerts and the Grindstone Festival have provided that this summer. We look forward to the upcoming Harvest Festival in October and the Jack Frost Festival and Light Up Berea parade in December.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact City Hall or the Berea Police Department. Go to www.cityofberea.org or call (440) 826-5800.