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Timeline Stories

All timeline stories.

June 2021

Completion and opening of Brighton Park!

August 2020

Groundbreaking on trail construction and park improvements

2019-2020

Funding secured for the construction of trail and passive park improvements on the Property, as well as environmental restoration of the site through Ohio Public Works Commission’s Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program, Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s Recreational Trail Program, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Sustain Our Great Lakes..Read More

2017

Remediation on the site completed. Assessments and remediation work made possible by brownfield and technical assistance funding from Cuyahoga County, Ohio EPA and US EPA (drone video)

2015

WRLC becomes involved in the Property at the request of a neighbor and Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation. Read more here.

2008

Property designated as public greenspace in the Lower Big Creek Greenway Redevelopment and Restoration Plan, as an important potential linkage from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to the Towpath Trail

2006

Property identified as key acquisition for public open space by the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Metroparks, and Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation among other project partners

~1999

Debris deposits continued on parts of the site including from the demolition of Municipal Stadium

1976-1987

Property operated as a construction and demolition debris landfill

~1948 – 1976

Property used for disposal of fill from the construction of Interstate I-71 and disposal of foundry sand from the Ford Motor Foundry, among other materials

Pre 1948

Property used for various industrial purposes