Frequently Asked Questions
Is the park available for rent?
Yes the park can be rented, please look at the special events calendar to see if the date you are interested in is open- then contact the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, North Coast Harbor Projects Manager, 216-325-0996 for specifics. All event producers will complete the City of Cleveland Special Event packet, the North Coast Harbor Check List and obtain a special event permit for the day(s). Large events must start the permit process no less than 120 days prior to the special event.
Can I dock my boat all summer at the marina?
The North Coast Harbor Transient Marina amenities and docks are for boaters visiting Downtown Cleveland; the docks are rented by the hour and/or day. This is not a long term docking facility. We are currently in the bid process for new management. Contact information will be available April 2020.
How do we make reservations for the Transient Marina?
Is fishing permitted at North Coast Harbor?
Yes! North Coast Harbor has a designated fishing zone at the North end of Voinovich Park & E 9th Street Pier. Anyone fishing must have an Ohio issued fishing licenses.
How do I get an Ohio fishing licenses?
Visit ODNR Division of Wildlife to complete the online application, pay with credit card & then print from your personal computer.
Do you have to pay to go to Voinovich Bicentennial Park?
There is no fee to visit the park. If you would like to park on the pier parking lot, there is a small fee. If there is an event taking place, the access to the park may be restricted to event goers only. Please visit our calendar to help plan your next trip to North Coast Harbor.
Can I feed the birds at North Coast Harbor?
Unfortunately no. North Coast Harbor is located within the City of Cleveland and the City holds an ordinance that feeding birds including geese or seagulls is prohibited. Anyone caught feeding the birds will be fined according to the ordinance.
Can I fly a kite or drone at North Coast Harbor?
Unfortunately no. Due to FAA regulations our property is in the flight path of planes coming and going from Burke Lakefront Airport.
Is parking available on the pier?
Yes! Limited parking is available (about 120 parking spaces). The lot is open daily. The rate is pay by the hour $2-$17, however during special events the price is subject to change. Parking rates change seasonally.
Can I have a picnic in Voinovich Bicentennial Park?
Yes! If the park has not been permitted for a special event then the park is open to the public daily. It’s a beautiful spot to bring a picnic! Please visit our calendar to help plan your next picnic in the park. ** Please keep in mind no alcoholic beverages are permitted on City property, that includes all public spaces located within North Coast Harbor.
Are Charter Buses & Limos allowed on the pier?
Unfortunately no. Due to the narrow driveway for both incoming and outgoing traffic, large transportation vehicles (buses, limos) are prohibited from entering the pier. It is recommended that large vehicles of this nature drop off guests in the unloading zone located at the Rock & Roll Fall of Fame on Erieside.
Can I take photographs at Voinovich Park?
Yes! Voinovich Park has the best view of Downtown Cleveland, making it the #1 spot for bridal parties, engagement photos and senior pictures. Thanks to our 2016 Cleveland Script sign installation, our park is more popular than ever. Please be mindful that some special events will hinder your access to the park and the Cleveland sign. It is always better to call, 216.325.0996, to check on a specific date/weekend before you head to the park for photos. Due to the narrow driveway for both incoming and outgoing traffic, large transportation vehicles (buses, limos) are prohibited from entering the pier. It is recommended that large vehicles drop off guests in the unloading zone located at the Rock & Roll Fall of Fame on Erieside.