Parks

Public Square

Part of the original 1796 city plan, Cleveland Public Square is the city’s central plaza. Public Square is downtown’s premier outdoor venue. The Square is a host site to hundreds of events that happen year round. Cleveland’s Public Square was designed with people in mind. The recently-renovated layout features a singular footprint along with other great features like a cafe, a water fountain, an ice rink, a lush lawn with a natural amphitheater, the KeyBank walking promenade, a speakers terrace, and much more.

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Red Line Greenway

The Red Line Greenway is a nearly two-mile paved all purpose trail that links the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail to two RTA Red Line Rapid Transit stations, and provides a primary active transportation corridor from West 65th Street to downtown Cleveland. Access is available off Columbus Rd, near where it connects with Willey.

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Wendy Park

Wendy Park’s 22 acres of green space on the edge of downtown Cleveland makes it a vital haven for wildlife. Boasting a remarkable 260 species of birds recorded on site, birders, photographers and nature lovers are drawn to this dynamic landscape. Wendy Park offers crucial habitat for nesting and migratory animals–including extraordinary monarch butterflies in the fall. Wendy Park features a natural surface kayak launch.

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Edgewater Park

The 147 acre Edgewater Park is the westernmost park in Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation. Edgewater Park features 9000 feet of shoreline, dog and swim beaches, boat ramps, fishing pier, picnic areas and grills and a rentable pavilion.

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Rivergate Park

Rivergate Park reclaims 6.5 acres of vacant, industrialized land in the Flats, with the goal of transforming it into an urban waterfront park with people-powered boating, (including rowing, kayaking, dragon-boating and canoeing) as well as bicycling. Rivergate is adjacent to the future Towpath Trail.

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Scranton Flats Trail

Previously home to an unused marina and industrial scenery, Scranton Flats is now a natural amenity featuring 9 acres of restored meadowland, a two-acre fish habitat, a large section of restored natural river shoreline, a river boardwalk and the Towpath Trail. Easily accessible via a trailhead with public parking at Sokolowski’s Overlook and the connection to the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail, this section of the Towpath Trail is a popular location for its natural amenities and its spectacular views of the downtown Cleveland skyline.

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Lincoln Park

Established in 1880, Lincoln Park is an 8-acre park at the center of Tremont, where cultural events such as Arts in August, Tremont Farmers Market and other local festivals take place.The park serves as a central hub for community get-togethers, team sports and recreational activities.

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Camp Cleveland

Now a park overlooking the river valley in northeast Tremont, Camp Cleveland was the only camp from which soldiers were de-mustered (released from service) at the conclusion of the Civil War, as well as the only area camp connected to a major Army hospital: the United States General Hospital Cleveland (USGHC).

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