Support Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile & Chautauqua Park

Posted on March 28, 2014

Help support enhancements to Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile and Chautauqua Park with a special gift to the Lakeside Fund before Monday, March 31.

The lakefront path is a place where sunsets are admired, worship takes place, healing begins, a marriage proposal is made, weddings are celebrated, fireworks delight, conversations are held and children play.

With your support, the shoreline path gardens will be extended, irrigation systems will be installed, undesirable vegetation will be removed, lampposts and benches will be repaired and a conversation terrace prototype will be explored in an effort to claim the title of Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile.

The lakefront path is not the only place for discovering serenity and spending quality time with friends and family. Chautauqua Park, with its nature/walking trail extension, further allows Lakesiders to renew and reconnect with nature.

This sacred space is where Lakesiders come to reflect, loved ones are remembered, special occasions are celebrated and the beauty of nature is embraced.

To add to the serenity of Chautauqua Park, a Trinity Garden will be planted, a beautiful sculpture will be placed and a fountain feature will be added.

Our hope for these improvements is to continue paying it forward to our children, grandchildren and future generations. Imagine the excitement when you return next spring to see the incredible beauty along the lakefront path and within Chautauqua Park during your first walk around Lakeside and each walk after.

Earlier this month, we challenged 75 Lakeside families to support Lakeside Chautauqua. More than 50 families have stepped up to the challenge, and we would like to thank them for their continued financial gifts. We would also like to encourage others to participate in this challenge.

With a first-time gift or additional gift to the Lakeside Fund before Monday, March 31, you will enrich the Lakeside Chautauqua experience. Each gift, regardless of its size, is needed to help make these enhancements a reality.

To support Lakeside Chautauqua, donate online, email the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation or call (419) 798-5396.