Voinovich Bicentennial Park is a small 4.5-acre man-made park in downtown Cleveland abutting Lake Erie. The park is a green space with a concrete stage on one corner and fishing allowed in designated areas. The park is located behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center in the North Coast Harbor section of the city.
Locals best know the park as a place for festivals and events during the summer months. Some require an admission fee; however, the city puts on a variety of free events for locals and visitors to enjoy.
The park is also known for its amazing sunrise and sunset views of Lake Erie. It is home to one of the five "Cleveland" script signs, installed by Destination Cleveland. Located on the south perimeter of the park, the "Cleveland" sign provides the perfect backdrop for a photo like this one, which includes the lakefront and skyline.
Voinovich Bicentennial Park is a popular hangout for those looking to go for a stroll, walk their dog, or relax and take in the scenery. An outdoor bocce ball court was installed in 2018. The bocce courts are open to the public from May to October. On Wednesday nights during these months, you can watch "glow" bocce ball. Or join a league where you can learn about and play the game, no experience necessary.
[Cover photo cred: Courtesy of Downtown Cleveland website]