Alfred Parker Park
The Captain Alfred Parker Park is located on the West shore of Put-in-Bay just a 5-minute golf cart ride from the downtown area. The scenic overlook .45 acre park commentates the 30+ years of service to Put-in-bay and it’s Ferry Boats by Captain Alfred Parker.
Alfred Parker Park Particulars
Captain Alfred Parker served as a Put-in-Bay Township Trustee and ferry boat Captain for over 30 years. A parking area on the exterior of the park at the intersection of West shore Blvd & Trenton Streets is provided as vehicles including golf carts are not permitted past the wooden barrier.
The green space consisting of a well-manicured lawn and ample shade trees offer sitting areas and picnic tables. Visitors will enjoy a view of Green Island from the edge of the limestone bluff. The island is uninhabited and visitation is only permitted by a permit from the state of Ohio. There is no swimming at the park despite its waterfront location and a chain link fence is constructed for the safety of park visitors.
Alfred Parker Park Activities
The park offers an excellent place to enjoy a family picnic with food from one of the many Put-in-Bay Restaurants that offer carryout food. The Blue Marlin Bar & Grill, Mama Maria’s, The Put-in-Bay Pizza Company and Chicken Patio are just a few of the local eateries that can provide food for your picnic.
The Alfred parker park is an excellent place to observe the sunset each night as it offers an unobstructed view of the western skyline. The park is suitable for dog walking, Frisbee or a little pitch and catch. Afterward, you are just a few minutes away from the self-proclaimed worlds best dive bar known to locals as Joes Bar. Stop by for a cold one before your next stop.
Alfred Parker Park Nearby Points Of Interest
Just to the South of the park and visible from the bank is the Benson Ford Ship house. The Benson Ford was a 612-foot iron ore ship that plied the Great Lakes. After being decommissioned and left at the port for several years, the forward portion of the ship known as the superstructure was separated from the remainder of the ship and transported to South Bass Island in the summer of 1986 and hoisted to the top of the 18-foot cliff.
The ship house today serves as a summer residence and has been featured in many national publications and television shows. It is a private residence so please respect the signage marking the area private from the park areas.