Portfolio Category: Parks

The West Creek Confluence

In the heart of Cuyahoga County, a working living floodplain is emerging from a once-lifeless 10-acre plot. As one of West Creek Conservancy’s signature projects, the West Creek Confluence, where West Creek flows into the Cuyahoga River, is envisioned to become the gateway between the West Creek Greenway Trail and Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation.…
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Greathouse Wetlands

The evolution of the Greathouse Wetlands in the West Creek Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks began in 1998 when 72 percent of Parma voters supported Issue 69, preserving 160 acres of the West Creek valley as natural public parkland. Although surrounded by suburban neighborhoods, the presence of two landfills along the creek site had for many…
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Treadway Creek Trail

Many environmental projects have a rich history, and Treadway Creek Trail is no exception. The Treadway Creek ravine in the Lower Big Creek Valley watershed within Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood had been neglected for many years. Over time the ravine had become an illegal dumping ground for household, yard and other wastes. In 1997, the…
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Snake Hill Parkland

When John Busch, whose family operates the adjacent Busch Funeral Home, indicated his desire to see their woodland property along Big Creek preserved, Parma Mayor Dean DePiero suggested to him that West Creek Conservancy (WCC) might attempt to acquire the grant funding necessary to purchase the property. Recognizing a welcome opportunity to conserve and restore…
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