Tourism to Cuyahoga Valley National Park Creates $203 million in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service report shows that in 2015 2.3 million visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park spent $144 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 2,415 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $203 million. The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by […]

Update on the Industrial Heartland Trail Network

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has done a great update on The Industrial Heartland Trail Network on its blog: “1,450-Mile Developing Trail Network to Revitalize America’s Industrial Heartland“ The Industrial Heartland Trail Network is an “envisioned trail network which will span 48 counties across four states, running through western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio and reaching […]

Canal Basin Park in the DCA State of Downtown Cleveland

Canal Basin Park is in Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s report “The State of Downtown Cleveland 2015“, the report highlights that Canal Basin Park will be a 20 acre park on the riverfront. DCA’s State of Downtown Report 2015 includes updates on the office, housing, hospitality, retail and transportation markets in Downtown Cleveland.   View the State of Downtown Cleveland 2015 […]

Is the Towpath Trail part of regional plans?

The Towpath Trail & Greenway is identified in the following regional, county, watershed and community level plans and is consistent with their strategies and priorities. State Plans: Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan for Ohio (SCORP, 2013). The Report identifies the Towpath Trail (page 23) and asserts that former towpaths, like the trail running through the […]

Call for Nominations- Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference

The Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference Planning Partners are seeking nominations to recognize and award outstanding trail projects and creative trail programming at the biennial Conference June 2, 2016, in Brecksville. This Recognition and Awards program will: • Showcase the many recent trail and bike lane projects of our region • Showcase unique ways people are […]

Canal Basin Park Framework Plan

On Friday, November 20th 2015 the Cleveland City Planning Commission voted to adopt the Canal Basin Park Framework Plan, which sets the direction for a new 20-acre park in Downtown Cleveland. Canal Basin Park will be a year-round public place that brings together history, neighborhoods, and the community. It is located where the historic Ohio […]

Port Authority Sediment Collector

On July 22nd 2015, (Cleveland’s 219th birthday) The Port Authority and Kurtz Brothers unveiled the State’s first passive sediment collector on the Cuyahoga River. The collection of sediment will reduce the amount that needs to be dredged from the shipping channel and will provide clean fill for projects by organizations such as the Cuyahoga Land […]