The City’s renovations to Coe Lake Park began in 2014. We’ve built a new pavilion, enhanced the walkways with additional flowers, shrubs and trees, improved the lighting and sound system, created an upgraded entry. This year, we installed amphitheater seating using Berea sandstone. We reseeded. We have a moveable stage ready to put in place for large musical groups.
Now Coe Lake is ready for you.
The official grand opening will be 5 p.m. on Monday, July 2 when we’ll cut the ribbon and get Berea’s signature Grindstone Festival under way.
The Festival will run 4-10 p.m. July 2-4 with the Grindstone parade stepping off from the Fairgrounds at 6 p.m. on July 3. The Festival will culminate with spectacular fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 4.
Our beautiful Coe Lake will remain the highlight of the summer with free Live at the Lake concerts on Fridays and movies on Saturdays.
Coe Lake may be the focal point for entertainment but it’s also a warm and inviting park for family picnics, walks through the Nature Trail, bird watching or fishing off the new piers. Enjoy an afternoon swim at the municipal pool. Take your kids and grandkids next door to the enlarged John Mucklo Playground, which comes with a child-size zip line.
The Coe Lake project is the result of many hours of hard work and planning by city workers, contractors and volunteers. We thank you for your patience and we think you’ll find this beautiful venue was well worth the wait.