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What other questions or suggestions do you have about this project?

Love that winter activation and usage have been taken into consideration with the proposed sledding hill. Additional year-round programming should be integral to future plans and designs, so this incredible... Read more...

this is where the ohio city farm should be the lynchpin in connecting the park with w25th and offering markets and vendor spaces

Part of the key to winter usage is snow removal. People will bike and walk *if* it is safe to do so. Snow covered paths = unsafe.

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It would be great to be able to purchase refreshments—including alcohol—that could be consumed within the park’s limits. This has been a huge success w/ some of the land managed by the Cleveland Metroparks... Read more...

One way to explore this as a possibility is to work with us at Bookhouse Brewing, across the street from the proposed site. We could be the origin point for all alcohol service under a DORA arrangement,... Read more...

Alcohol? Maybe not so much. Is that really in line with the "all people feel welcome" objective? And I'm not sure that partnering with a specific vendor for alcohol would benefit the park as much as it... Read more...

BYOB is against the law in public spaces in Ohio. Limited-time alcohol vendors have to get a temporary license that can take weeks to issue, and the sales must go to a nonprofit entity. Alcohol licensing... Read more...

Having alcohol doesn't negate "all people are welcome." Unless you're a prohibitionist. If anything it actually welcomes more people. But there must be a proper # of trash/recycling receptacles (i.e. lots!)... Read more...

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What types of future programming could exist in this park?

I'm biased since I'm involved in rowing, but definitely host tents during regattas and get the public to come watch the Head of the Cuyahoga! Will be a beautiful and perfect spot for it.

Maybe add educational programming about rowing presented by rowing groups, making the park and the sport more accessible to a larger, more diverse audience.

Could also coordinate w/ Edgewater Yacht Club and others to have a sailboat festival. I sail (crew, not own), but I think a lot of sailors would be proud to come show off the boats!

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Interactive art to involve public and/or kids, something to experience like the Chicago bean; for example. Cleveland needs color and beauty added to the dark depressing city, a staple art piece to entice... Read more...

That's a great idea! Everyone has to go see the bean when they're in Chicago, so adding something to draw people in and make it an experience would be awesome!

Tasteful LED-lit bollards lighting elements of the path and boardwalk - along with some thoughtfully designed street lamps (I'm a sucker for Art-Nouveau - there are a few here and there sprinkled through... Read more...

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How can we ensure that all people feel welcome in the park once it is completed?

In addition to all the attractions and programming, we need public restrooms and drinking fountains! I know the Metroparks does a great job with this, but the City of Cleveland Parks department fails... Read more...

YES! Public restrooms! It is an absolute crime and disgrace that we are punished for being human! We all gotta go! Please allow us to with dignity! At least two restroom spots as this park will be absolutely... Read more...

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Can we make sure there's bike parking! The bike box at Edgewater is awesome.

Actually, a really cool way to make this happen could be to involve students at technical schools! They could design, build, weld, & paint the bike boxes... Maybe install it with the support of professionals... Read more...

CMSD Max Hay school is a trades school and I’m sure if proposed to them they’d love to help. <br>Garret Morgan is engineering and leadership school so maybe you could get some cool info from them<br>School... Read more...

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Please bury all utility wires. It would be a missed opportunity if this doesn't happen with the dirt removal and reconfiguration.

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A Sunrise Space (like Lakewood's Solstice Steps, but greener)

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What features would be most important for the play area to include?

I would love to see plenty of swings facing the River ! Swings for kids… Swings for Special Needs … Swings for Adults & Swings for the Elderly… and please hurry ! We are very excited to see this new... Read more...

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What features would be most important for the play area to include?

I am a coordinator for the Lakewood Historical Society. Someone reached out to us to donate many sections of the original iron fence/rails from the Detroit Superior bridge. He is looking to donate them.... Read more...

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How can we ensure that all people feel welcome in the park once it is completed?

avoid using the space for overly specialized/niche activities that likely only apply to a small subset of people (e.g., bball, tennis, vball, soccer field, etc.) and instead focus on things that most people... Read more...

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How can we ensure that all people feel welcome in the park once it is completed?

dog park, human playground, chess tables, butterfly wildflower meadow, glass-bottomed overlook pier and/or elevated cable trail arcing out towards the edge of the river, kayak and canoe launch, zip line... Read more...

could associate educational programming and/or 'festival' with each of these features. dog park = pet adoption / care day. butterfly meadow = nature talks about monarch migration / effort to support biodiversity.... Read more...

I second the dog park! Please include a fenced in grass area for dogs to go off leash. It would be even better if there were separate small dog and large dog areas. Please include access to water so... Read more...

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Please do not any parking. Residents do not want this park looking like a suburban strip mall plaza.

The only case for parking is somewhere for cars for a kayak launch. Similar to the Rocky River landing. Would need to be a pay lot

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I strongly support the idea of trying to keep this space as green as possible/keep concrete to a minimum when it could be a little green space gem in a growing area. Since this park will have some of the... Read more...

I love reading those signs! I would like to see some signs about the history of Irishtown Bend, and photos (if they exist)...and focus on the people and their struggles too. Not just rosy stuff or specific... Read more...

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What types of future programming could exist in this park?

This past summer I went to a movie in the park down in Columbus especially with a hill would make useful space and they had food trucks come by and used an inflatable screen

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