Cleveland Metroparks today completed major improvements at Huntington Beach with the opening of The Noshery, an all-new expanded concessions building as well as the adjoining Sunset Picnic Plaza that overlooks Lake Erie.
The new amenities are part of the now complete Huntington Reservation Enhancement Project that also included restoration of the historic Water Tower and a new ADA accessible restroom and changing facility.
“We’re thrilled to complete the Huntington Reservation Enhancement Project and make one of our oldest park reservations more accessible and welcoming in time for Memorial Day weekend,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian M. Zimmerman. “The Noshery and Sunset Picnic Plaza pay homage to Huntington Reservation’s historic charm and offer new ways for guests to take in spectacular views of Lake Erie.”
The Noshery brings back the historic feel of the pagoda-style building that first served visitors at Huntington many decades ago. The new concession building features made-to-order fare such as the braided soft pretzel, nosh salad and crispy walleye sandwich as well as Honey Hut ice cream. The Noshery will also offer cocktails and craft beer from several Ohio-based breweries for guests to enjoy in the Sunset Picnic Plaza. The Noshery officially opens this Friday, May 28, and will be open all Memorial Day weekend from noon to 9 p.m. Summer hours will be Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.
The Sunset Picnic Plaza was constructed by project partner Ground Works Land Design, the award-winning Westlake-based design firm. The Sunset Picnic Plaza offers the perfect spot to take in breathtaking views of Lake Erie. With a fire pit, picnic tables, arbor and Adirondack chairs, the 4,200-square-foot Plaza provides a perfect place to enjoy the sunset with a meal, ice cream or beverage from The Noshery.
In addition to The Noshery and Sunset Picnic Plaza, the Huntington Reservation Enhancement Project included a new, accessible bathroom and changing facility, improvements to the Huntington Beach entranceway and bike racks, and the restoration to the exterior siding of the historic water tower. Bench swings for additional lake viewing will also be installed later this summer by Ground Works.
The $1.6 million Huntington Reservation Enhancement Project was made possible through the generous support of families and individuals as well as the Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund.