Lake St. Clair Metropark (formerly Metro Beach Metropark) is a 770-acre (310 ha) unit of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks system located roughly 16 miles (26 km) north of downtown Detroit, Michigan in Harrison Township, Macomb County. Lake St. Clair Metropark has been in existence since 1950 and has changed much since those times. It was originally named St. Clair Metropolitan Beach, it was renamed in 1953 to Metropolitan Beach Metropark and later shortend to Metro Beach Metropark. On December 8, 2011, the Board of Commissioners for the Huron-Clinton Metroparks approved changing the name to Lake St. Clair Metropark.  The main attractions in Lake St. Clair Metropark are the beach on Lake St. Clair, the marinas and boat launches, the pool with two water slides and diving boards, the "Squirt Zone" where kids can play with equipment that shoots water, the 18 hole, Par 3 golf course, the fitness/biking/crosscountry ski trails, and the Nature Study Area and Nature Center where 275 species of birds have been recorded. A 1,600-foot boardwalk follows part of the Lake St. Clair shoreline in the park. The park is located at Jefferson Avenue and Metropolitan Parkway (16 Mile Road) and there are signs to Metro Beach on I-94.
Due to sewage overflows, the Lake St. Clair beach sees occasional closures caused by high E. coli counts. In the 2009 season, there were 9 days of closure.
Miscellaneous Trivia 
- The end that extends into Lake St. Clair was originally an island.
- The paved fitness trail runs for 4 miles (6.4 km) inside the confines of the park.
- On a clear day, the Renaissance Center in Detroit is visible over Lake St. Clair. (Mounted binoculars are provided for a fee of 50 cents)
- Despite being in a suburban area, there are deer that live within Lake St. Clair Metropark like many other areas in Metro Detroit.
- ^ , HCMA press release
- ^ , Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority Board of Commissioners Meeting December 8, 2011
- ^ 109 Metro Beach Metropark , Michigan DNR
- ^ Metro Beach Metropark Huron-Clinton Metroparks
- ^ Pollution closes Metro Beach to swimming, The Macomb Daily, June 04, 2010
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