'Solstice Steps' provide new path to Lake Erie

'Solstice Steps' provide new path to Lake Erie

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - We have a new front row seat to Lake Erie.

Officials cut the ribbon on the new Solstice Steps at the north end of Lakewood Park Thursday evening.

The $2 million project will take you down the cliff to the waterfront, opening up 3,000 feet of public access to the lake.

The Solstice Steps feature an upper and lower promenade, extending from the existing park at the top of the slope to the waterline with seating in between.

"We see this as a pivotal step in increasing access to green space, without changing the footprint of the park," said Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers. "This enhancement to our community's green space allows thousands to enjoy picturesque views of Lake Erie, our greatest natural resource."

The stairs have been named "Solstice Steps" because, on the summer solstice, the sun will set directly upon the central node of the project.

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