The Towpath in Cleveland
Estimated Completion: 2019
Building and maintaining the Towpath Trail is a complicated undertaking. Canalway Partners, the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the Cleveland Metroparks are joined together in a project development agreement, each agency bringing their expertise to the effort.
Cuyahoga County is the project manager for the Towpath Trail extension. The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works is in charge of tracking project funds and contracts.
The City of Cleveland is the landowner of the Towpath Trail Greenway. They are responsible for capital repairs to the Trail. The Cleveland City Planning Commission contributes its expertise.
Cleveland Metroparks handles the day-to-day maintenance of the Towpath Trail and their park rangers provide security.
Canalway Partners is the chief fundraiser for the Towpath Trail in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. We take the lead in strategic decision-making, grantwriting, and community outreach.
Behind this official four-party project development agreement is a memorandum of understanding with a broader Towpath Trail Partnership Committee, which includes additional representatives from the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, Cuyahoga County Engineer’s Office, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, NOACA, ODOT, Cleveland Metroparks and Canalway Partners. The Partnership Committee works with neighborhoods, local businesses and landowners towards the goal of completing the Towpath Trail Greenway.