Johanna Hamm was instrumental in the tree plantings and also led an initiative to install a reading garden and pocket park adjacent to the Fulton Road Library - see the article on that project posted here. In addition, the Ward 14 office has also worked to have two traffic median strips installed on the ends of the Pearl Road/W. 25th Street bridge over I-71. The median strips have been planted with trees and grasses to soften the entrances and exits to the freeway as well as to the Clark Fulton and Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods.
We'll be continuing with this work this year in reviewing the conditions and opportunities for improvements to the following parks and green spaces:
- W. 73rd St/Berry Avenue;
- Historic Brookside Stadium;
- W. 67th Street Park;
- City and County Land Bank Lots situated in the area of W. 54th, W, 55th and Storer Avenue;
- Cleveland Public Library Fulton Road Branch - reading Garden - Phase II.
It is expected that this summer we'll be scheduling community meetings for the areas of the neighborhoods closest to these sites to get input from residents on improvements and amenities they would like to see. In meetings over the past few years there has been a lot of debate about the possibility of installing new basketball courts, or advocating for a soccer-field and even mini-skateboard-park amenities as well as more standard playground equipment for younger children as well as benches and seating areas.
If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns regarding green space and parks please call our office at 216-664-4238.