Lake Erie / Presque Isle State Park
Presque Isle State Park is a 3,200-acre forested peninsula that juts into Lake Erie. The park boasts seven miles of sandy beaches, four boat launch areas, eight beach volleyball courts, and 25 miles of recreational trails (11 for hiking and 14 multipurpose). The park has hosted competitive bicycle, running, beach volleyball, and swimming events and can easily accommodate thousands of visitors or spectators. Lake Erie is consistently named one of the top bass lakes in the country, and because of the way that the park forms and protects Presque Isle Bay, the area offers a unique atmosphere for competitive fishing events.
Address: 301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1 Erie, PA 16505-2042
Presque Isle Bay/Erie Waterfront/Liberty Park
Erie’s Presque Isle Bay is a 5.8 square mile recreational amenity in downtown Erie. The bay is approximately 4.6 miles long and 1.8 miles wide with an average depth of 20 feet. Popular activities on the bay include swimming, sailing, crew, diving, kayaking, fishing, sailboarding, and waterskiing. Erie’s waterfront is lined with marinas, public parks and piers which can accommodate thousands of spectators. Liberty Park Amphitheater, a special events facility on the waterfront, can host up to 5,000 people.
Address: 1 Holland Street, Erie, PA 16507
Eriebank Sports park
ErieBank Sports Park, formerly Family First Sports Park, is Northwest Pennsylvania’s largest multi-sport facility. The facility encompasses 43 acres of land in Erie's shopping an entertainment district, conveniently located along Interstate 90, just south of the city of Erie.
A $9.1 million renovation on the facility is currently underway, with an estimated end date of September 2018. The renovation will see the installation of two NHL regulation-size ice rinks, construction of eight locker rooms (including rooms specifically for women and referees), resurfacing of the four-court gymnasium, interior renovations of the dome, including relocation of the current indoor turf fields, renovation of existing outdoor grass fields (ten in total) and parking lot improvements.
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Erie Premier Sports
Erie Premier Sports is located in the heart of Millcreek, just west of the city of Erie, and features a 24,000 square foot indoor turf soccer field along with an outdoor turf training area. Both spaces are set up for soccer, lacrosse, baseball and other sports events. The facility also houses a 2,500 square foot tumbling and gymnastics space with a spring floor and gymnastics training equipment.
Address: 4504 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506