Anchor Monument Dedication

June 30th, at 11 am, at Cullen Park, the new anchor monument, will be dedicated in memory of Fritz and Em Socie, long time Point Place residents. This anchor sets right at the entrance of the park, near summit street, giving the sense that this park and Point Place are a nautical community.

The anchor was donated by their son, Ken Socie, also a life long Point Place resident. This project was supported by the Visions of Cullen Park, with the great cooperation of the City of Toledo Parks.

There is an engraved stone at the corner of the base nearest the sidewalk, for all passerby to read the inscription- “In memory of Fritz and EM Socie 2012”.

In attendance will be Denny Garvin – Commissioner of Parks, Lindsay Webb – Point Place’s Councilwoman, along with Ken Socie and the entire Socie “clan” and other “dignitaries”!

All are welcome to attend this greatest historic event of Cullen Park in recent times!


Anchor monument as viewed from the entrance to Cullen Park
Stone located near sidewalk with the inscription for all to view

Toledo City Paper Article

Below is an article written by one of our own resident – Allison Osmun, She writes the  “Field Guide”  in the bi-weekly City Paper!

Thank You Allison  for promoting the Point/Shoreland Area!  Allison has also wrote articles about the HP Landing and the NorthWest Ohio River Runners Canoe/Kayak club base in Point Place/Shoreland area in the past.


Enticing views at Cullen

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Cullen Park offers beautiful respite

Cullen Park has it all. It is the only free, public launch (4526 Summit St.) in the Toledo area with direct access to Maumee Bay and to western Lake Erie. Toledoans Heng and Tasha Kim like the proximity to the mouth of the Maumee’s really good fishing spots.

Their favorite is just seven miles east near the Harbor Light Lighthouse. Improvements to the Cullen Park launch, made last year by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, included dredging a wider, deeper channel and installing new buoys. “It really makes the ramp and dock easier to launch from and the water easier to navigate,” said Tasha Kim, who has an 18’ Lund fishing boat.
There is a separate area for kayaks and canoes, and an expansive parking lot which accommodates larger trailers. Benches, placed along the shoreline’s grassy knoll and under the shady cluster of trees, offer a nice waterside respite. One of the park’s best features is the Squadron Island Nature Trail. The naturalized manmade causeway (southeast side of parking lot and marked with concrete slabs) is a delightful, unique walking experience with enticing water views on both sides. The one mile, tree-lined pathway (take the right fork) creates a sense of anticipation and discovery as the tree branches form enticing entry ways to several pretty little beach areas for fishing, bird watching, picnicking or to behold the gorgeous view. The path eventually leads to the grand, naturally occurring Squadron Island for more breathtaking sights. Visit for more info.


Next meeting- This Thursday June 21st

Just a reminder of the Visions of Cullen Park meeting day and date change!

We will be meeting THIS Thursday June 21st – 6:30pm, at the CrossPoint Community Church.

This meeting will have guest speaker Lindsay Webb District 6 Councilwoman.

Lindsay will talk about the proposed 1.95 mil – 5 year tax levy, after which, She will take question regarding this tax proposal.

So, if you have question about this tax levy, this would be a good reason to attend the meeting and get your questions answered!

The Anchor is in place!!

The Anchor  was set in place and permanently “anchored” , on Thursday May 31st 2012, just in time for the Point Place Parade!

The anchor stands near the entrance of Cullen Park, nestled between the sidewalk and Summit Street, for all those driving, walking or bicycling by, to enjoy this magnificent piece of history.

The City of Toledo excavated the hole for the base, which consists of 8 yards of concrete, poured on Friday, May 25th.

A dedication is planned for Saturday June 30th, more information to follow!

Saturday June 9th, cleanup

Just want to remind and invite everyone that the “Visions of Cullen Park” is planning on having its scheduled Cullen Park and Light House clean up, this Saturday! The Cullen Park cleanup will start at 9 am, with the Light House cleaning starting at 11am. We will pick up any trash that has been “deposited” since the Boy Scouts did a cleanup a few weeks ago, thank you. While the Light House area also needs work, possibly weeding and raking the dried smelly grass. This will make the outdoor service that Pastor Mike will lead Sunday June 10th @11am, more pleasant!  Want to thank Point Place Ace Hardware for providing the trash bags for this project!! See you there, bring rakes and hand tools!

Meeting Date Changes for the summer!!

June‘s meeting will be on the third Thursday – June 21st

July‘s meeting will be on the “normal” fourth Wednesday July 25th, with  Chief of Police Derrick Diggs being the guest speaker

August meeting  is to on the 29th, which is the fifth Wednesday

hopefully September’s meeting will be back on the  “normal” fourth Wednesday again!


June 21st  fourth Thursday

July 25th  fourth Wednesday

August 29th fifth Wednesday