The Borough of North East maintains three parks inside the Borough limits and jointly operates one park at Freeport Beach with North East Township. The center piece is Gibson Park right in the middle of town at the intersection of Lake and Main Streets with several planned activities throughout the year for all ages. Everyone is welcome to come and sit under the canopy of trees which shade the park in the summer or play in the snow blanketing it in the winter.
For high density events such as the Annual North East Firemen's Cherry Festival where large venues gather we have Heard Memorial Park at 40 North Lake Street near Gibson Park. This park boasts a playground for young children, a full concession stand and stage for plays and music plus a large restroom facility for all events.
Tucked away on the banks of Sixteen Mile Creek on the south side of town off of Wellington Street is Creekside Park which is undeveloped but groomed. It has picnic tables and shade for just getting away for an afternoon without interuption of traffic or the phone.
Lastly, Freeport Beach is jointly managed by the Borough and Township and is located about 1.5 miles north of the Borough right on Lake Erie. Our beach is staffed during the summer time with fully certified life guards and has a concession stand with restrooms for the publics use. There are several pavilions and a playground that everyone can use for family events on a first come first serve basis from sunrise to sunset.
Anyone can use our parks to play or relax in at anytime. The Borough requires the use of permits for all events that are submitted to the Borough Council for approval. There are VERY small fees and deposits required to ensure that the parks are returned to their original state and to pay for the upkeep and maintenance.