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Community Information

Amherst Parks and Recreation The Amherst Park system

is comprised of five parks and a public swimming pool. The parks and pool are maintained daily and are governed by a volunteer board, the Park Commission. The Park Commission meets at City Hall on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Visit the parks Facebook page:

Maude Neiding Park and Anna Schmauch Memorial Pool 960 Cleveland Ave.

This park has two entrances, north off Cleveland Avenue and south off Park Avenue. The park has a large playground for older children, a new play area on the south side of the park for the younger ones and four picnic shelters that can be reserved by contacting the Mayor's office. The Anna Schmauch Memorial Pool is located near the Cleveland Avenue entrance. The Park Avenue entrance is open year round for parking. The Cleveland Avenue entrance is only open between late March and early November. Shelter Rentals: Four picnic shelters are available for rental in Maude Neiding Park. Reservations are accepted from opening day through closing day of the pool. Reservations are made at the Mayor's office located at 206 South Main Street. Shelters are open to the public are available on a first come first serve basis for the remainder of the year. There are no restroom facilities available before the pool opens or once the pool closes.

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Please see the Park Shelter Rules for more information. For information, phone the Mayor's office at 440-988-4380 or email the office at

Anna Schmauch Memorial Pool:

Location: Maude Neiding Park 960 Cleveland Ave. Phone: 440-988-8523

The pool will be open from May 27, 2017 through Labor Day, September 4, 2017. Anyone can join the pool or purchase a daily pool pass. Contact the Treasurer's office at 440-988-3745 or email for more information concerning pool passes.

Beaver Creek Reservation 913 North Lake St.

This Lorain County Metro Park features 65 acres of mature woodlands and floodplains, a 1.2 mile paved loop-trail and day-use area with a shelter available for reservation, playground, soccer field and visitor's center. Whether you are looking for a place to a have a picnic, let the kids run free or just want to walk the paved trail from creek bed to pine grove, come check us out! The park entrance is off North Lake Street, just past the Amherst Police Station, as you are heading north, or

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just past the Amherst American Legion as you are heading south. Beaver Creek Reservation is a shared park with the City of Amherst and the Lorain County Metroparks. Rental of the facilities can be made through the Lorain County Metroparks. The website for LCM is You may make a reservation through this website or by calling 1-800-LCM-PARK.

DePaola and Jaworski Parks Off Cooper Foster Park Rd.

These two parks are located off Cooper Foster Park Road behind Amherst Plaza. You can enter Jaworski Park at the intersection of Amchester Drive and Kresge Drive. They are named after former Mayors Anthony DePaola and John Jaworski. These facilities are adjacent to each other and are a favorite site for soccer games.

Veterans Park

Corner of Tenney Ave. and Church St. This small park honors the memory and deeds of Amherst men and women who have served in the armed forces. A gazebo was built on this site in 1998 by volunteers and members of local Boy Scout Troop 427. The gazebo was moved to the Historical Society grounds in 2009.

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