Cuyahoga County Hosts Public Meeting for Residents to Learn About Lakefront Public Access Plan

Cuyahoga County and the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will host a Virtual Public Information Meeting on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. to invite residents to hear about future plans to create easier access to Lake Erie.

The Lakefront Public Access Plan was announced by County Executive Armond Budish last year and aims to improve transportation networks and increase public access to Lake Erie in tandem with shoreline stabilization efforts.

Currently, over 90% of the Lake Erie shoreline within Cuyahoga County is not publicly accessible. This plan will detail a multi-modal network of connected paths, all-purpose trails, boardwalks, roads, bridges and public access points across the Lake Erie shoreline.

The plan is being developed by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission and the County Department of Public Works, who have brought on consulting firm SmithGroup. The plan will include detailed analysis and extensive public engagement to help build a unified, countywide vision for enhanced lakefront access.

“Having an accessible, inviting lakeshore enhances recreation options, beautifies our communities, and gives residents even more ways to interact with our beautiful lake,” said County Executive Armond Budish. “I look forward to hearing what dreams and hopes residents have for this lake as we work to make it even better for all of us.”

“The Cuyahoga County Lakefront Public Access Plan will outline opportunities for connecting residents to Lake Erie,” said County Planning Executive Director Mary Cierebiej. “The Lake is our greatest asset, and strengthening our shoreline and providing improved access will benefit all of our residents.”

Residents can join the meeting through the Lakefront Public Access pages.