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Green Space + Parks

Perk Park - Photo Bob Perkoski

Public parks offer more than convenient refuge from the pressures of urban existence; they create a sense of community by bringing people of various backgrounds together in an informal setting. For that reason, parks matter now more than ever, some could argue. As large public works projects finally begin to take shape in and around Cleveland -- from the Medical Mart and Convection Center to the Lakefront and Flats East Bank projects -- its imperative that meaningful public spaces be part of the local conversation. "The quality of open spaces is a measure of the desirability of a city," Greg Peckham of LAND studio notes. "Parks and park systems really matter to people."

Features

One World Festival at the Curtural Gardens

This weekend in Cleveland: World Festival, Inkubator and more

This weekend, celebrate the cultures that make up Northeast Ohio at Cleveland World Festival, experience a fusion of Asian food and culture at Night Market, embrace the power of writing at Cleveland Inkubator and more.

Johnathan Streeter and Zoe McClain-Ferrell checking out  the Stoop Slides constructed by MOOS

Playing for keeps: 'Making Our Own Space' initiative puts design in the hands of youth

Parks and other play spaces are designed for young people, yet youth are seldom asked for their input. A new initiative engages Cleveland kids in design and encourages them to consider careers in this area.

Edgewater Park Beach

Summertime in the city and by the lake: one in the same in the 216

Now under the wing of the Metroparks, Cleveland's lakefront and riverside green spaces are home to an array of outdoor programs, activities and entertainment options that abound from Edgewater Beach to Wildwood Marina.  

PorchFest 2011 - Photo Patrick Shepherd

This weekend In Cleveland: Wade Oval Wednesday, PorchFest and more

This weekend, enjoy the kickoff of WOW’s free summer concert series, view 30 bands on 30 porches at PorchFest and dust off your dancing shoes for free vinyl dance parties at Beachland and B Side.

Nick Fedor, Executive Director of the Shaker Heights Development Corporation

Fighting blight in the 'burbs

Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights and Lakewood are on the forefront of using the CDC model.
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Green Space + Parks Founders

alec mcclennan

alec mcclennan

City: Emerging Neighborhoods
Meet Alec McClennan, founder of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, a Cleveland landscaping company with 25 employees.
steve manka

steve manka

City: MidTown
Meet Steve Manka, founder of Manka Design Studio, a public art firm in Midtown.
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