Brady Lake was an amusement park and leisure destination along Brady Lake between Kent and Ravenna, Ohio. It opened in 1898 and was regionally popular into the mid-20th century. Brady Lake attracted African American leisure-seekers in the interwar years. An article in 1935 about a jazz concert noted that Brady Lake “will be turned over to our people … for the first time in three years,” suggesting that Black access was intermittent.
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- “Baron Lee to Play Brady Lake Park Saturday Night.” Pittsburgh Courier. June 15, 1935.