Towpath Trail Stage 3
Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension runs 1.9 miles from the Northern entrance of Steelyard Commons to Literary Ave.
This stage provides an important link between the populous Cleveland neighborhood Tremont, the employment and retail center Steelyard Commons, and the public outdoor recreation area Clark Fields.
Status: Construction is almost complete
Stage 3 runs along the eastern border of Tremont, one of Cleveland’s signature neighborhoods known both for its history and present-day vibrancy. It is home to many of the city’s finest restaurants – Fahrenheit, Parallax and Sokolowski’s University Inn to name a few – as well as some of Cleveland’s coolest nightspots. From Edison’s famous pizza and beer selection to Barrio’s innovative build-your-own-taco menu, there’s something for everyone in Tremont. And now there is the Towpath.
Greenspace & Green Infrastructure
Stage 3 of the Towpath provides a buffer of greenspace between the residential areas of Tremont and the industrial areas found in the valley. The industrial heritage of the neighborhood is honored through interpretive exhibits and observation decks.
Stage 3 includes three wetlands and bioswales, removing stormwater from the combined sewer system, treating stormwater drainage and reducing run off pollution to the Cuyahoga River.
Meaning of Place
Located at the divide of Tremont and the Industrial Valley, Clark Fields is a 50-acre park owned by the city of Cleveland. As Tremont and downtown have improved, the community has demanded that Clark Fields join the renaissance.
In the near future, Clark Fields is scheduled for a full renovation. The reconfigured grounds are slated to host softball/baseball diamonds, football/soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, an expanded dog park, picnic area, and a playground. It will feature renovated bathrooms and ample parking.
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Stage 3 Concept Design Images-
Towpath Trail Stage 3 Files-
Check out John Pana/cleveland.com’s piece (and video) on how stage 3 of the Towpath Trail connects into downtown Cleveland.