Lake Erie Metropark, a 1,607-acre recreational facility, features a panoramic view of Lake Erie along its three-mile shoreline. This park is a top bird-watching site, and an abundance of wildlife and waterfowl inhabit the meadows, marsh and lagoons. Park features include a wave action swimming pool, an 18-hole regulation golf course, a museum and nature center, boat launches and a marina. The children's play area features a child-size town. One of the premier hawkwatching sites in North America, Lake Erie Metropark is host to migrating waterfowl in the spring and fall, and birds of prey in the fall. Hawkfest, an annual birding festival celebrating the migration of birds of prey, is held in September. Nature interpreters maintain a park bird species list. Birding programs include hawk and duck identification programs and bird walks.