Vibrant Places: Take Part in the Old Brooklyn Connector Hike + Common Ground on June 30!

Western Reserve Land Conservancy is returning for a third year to host a Common Ground conversation! Common Ground is an exciting region-wide initiative to explore our community’s power to build a stronger, safer and more dynamic home. In addition to connecting with your community over an engaging discussion about the environment, the Land Conservancy will also be leading a hike touring Cleveland’s new 25-acre urban greenspace.

In 2015, the Land Conservancy secured funding to acquire the former Henninger Landfill, a construction and demolition debris landfill that sat idle for decades. Remediation of the landfill was completed in 2017 and now plans are underway to develop a trail system that will allow for full public access and enjoyment.

The park will create a large public green space in Old Brooklyn with access for hiking, biking, walking, birding and other outdoor recreation activities. The opportunity to create a new park serving Cleveland’s largest and most densely populated neighborhood is tremendous. Additionally, approximately one mile of new trails will support an enhanced regional trail network, including a connector between the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and Brookside Reservation.

Join the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation for this Common Ground event on June 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Share a meal, connect, and discuss our 2019 theme: My environment was… My environment is… My environment will be…

This is free to attend and all are welcome! CLICK HERE to register. 

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