Portfolio Category: Trails

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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Seven Hills Linkage Trail

Since 1999, Dave Vasarhelyi, founding Director of West Creek Preservation Committee (now West Creek Conservancy – WCC), had envisioned a trail extending east from Cleveland Metroparks West Creek Reservation to the Towpath Trail at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He believed the trail would “become one of the best resources utilized by the community.” WCC sought…
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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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Brooklyn Heights Park

Nestled, almost hidden, within a scenic stretch of the West Creek Valley can be found a wooded island of green. Brooklyn Heights Park was established along the Seven Hills border some 60 years ago by the Village of Brooklyn Heights. Originally conceived as simply a unique and beautiful public park in the middle of a…
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