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Location DB > United States > Ohio > Lorain > Michael's Locust Park
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Michael's Locust Park
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 Database Info
created by jellybeans95 on 11/13/2007 11:51 PM
last modified by jellybeans95 on 4/2/2008 3:36 AM
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 Overview
 Description
An outdoor picnic facility with playground, kitchen building, and pavilion.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors/Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address

Lorain, Ohio
United States
Owner: Oster Homes
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • water
  • poison ivy
  •  Interesting Features
    All sorts of old appliances left in the pavilion. And the swingset is still intact.
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  • nearby neighbors, long walk through the woods
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1952
    Closed: 1998
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    boots, camera, bug spray for the summer
     History
    Built on farmland owned by Benjamin Michaels somewhere around 1952, it was used as a family picnic ground, with kitchen and playground. It was also Ben's escape from his farm duties. Over the years, several sections were built onto it. According to his grandson, Ben's wife didn't like dancing, but Ben loved it. He hosted many a square dance there in early years. After Ben's death, grandson Allen Erhart took it over and continued to rent it out. Many churches did retreats or ladies' group luncheons here. It could be rented out for events. About 10 years ago, he sold the property and closed the park, due to liability of renting the park becoming too much for him. Urban sprawl has doomed this place, however, and it will soon be torn down.

    All this info is straight from the former owner himself.
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     Future Plans
    Condos will be coming soon.
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    Michael's Locust Park
    Wed, Nov 14th, 2007
    posted by jellybeans95
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 6/2/2008 10:13 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 2 08 at 22:13, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 2 08 at 3:36, jellybeans95 changed the following: Owner
  • on Apr 2 08 at 3:35, jellybeans95 changed the following: History, Year Built, Year Closed, Interesting Features
  • on Nov 14 07 at 3:52, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 14 07 at 3:06, jellybeans95 changed the following: Year Built, Year Closed
  • on Nov 14 07 at 0:31, jellybeans95 made this location available
  • on Nov 14 07 at 0:31, jellybeans95 updated gallery picture DSC_0084.JPG
  • on Nov 14 07 at 0:30, jellybeans95 added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 14 07 at 0:30, jellybeans95 updated gallery picture DSC_0128.JPG
  • on Nov 14 07 at 0:30, jellybeans95 updated gallery picture 100_6632.JPG
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