Avon Lake is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States, located on Lake Erie. It is part of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. Avon Lake was designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Avon Lake is host to a number of industrial companies, including facilities for Lubrizol, Ford Motor Company, PolyOne Corporation, Western Enterprises, and Reliant Energy.
Approximately 220 acres is designated for parks and playgrounds. Avon Lake operates six community parks; Blesser Park, Miller Road Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Weiss Field, Avon Lake/Bay Village Park, and Bicentennial Park. Five neighborhood parks managed by the city are; Belle Road Park, Inwood Park, Overlook Park, Resatar Park, and Sunset Park each with adjoining bike trails to promote easy residential access and outdoor recreation. The city also operates the Ellen Trivanovich Aquatic Center, which was rebuilt in 2010. The new facility includes a splash ground, lazy river, regulation lanes, 3 water slides, and zero depth entry. Summer 2015, daily admission was five dollars for adults and four dollars for children. The facility is open to residents, and guests of residents.
All public schools in the city are a part of the Avon Lake City Schools. There are four public elementary schools for children in Avon Lake. Eastview, Erieview, Westview, and Redwood provide Kindergarten through fourth grades. Troy is the intermediate school providing grades five and six, and Learwood is the junior high for grades seven and eight. Avon Lake High School provides grades nine through twelve. The district was awarded the status of Excellent with Distinction by the Ohio Department of Education for 8th year in a row. In 2015, Avon Lake High School was listed 170th in Newsweek’s Top 500 U.S. High Schools. Avon Lake High School has a graduation rate of 2% and 95.9% college bound rate.