News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Meaden & Moore

Don Drumm Studios

Wayside Furniture


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Lifestyle


Rivergate Park to open in Flats
New Metropark gives kayakers and rowers public access to water.
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


Senior Reporter
Mark Urycki
 
Much of the Cuyahoga shipping channel has no access for the public to put in kayaks, shells, or canoes.
Courtesy of Urycki
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

The Cleveland Metroparks are well known for the string of parks around Cuyahoga County known as the Emerald Necklace.   Today(Fri) they made their move to connect to Lake Erie.   WKSU’s Mark Urycki has details.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:25)


(Click image for larger view.)

This Summer a new Metropark known as Rivergate Park will open on the Cuyahoga River,  down in the industrial flats of Cleveland.   The Cleveland Rowing Foundation with help from the Trust for Public Land acquired 6½ acres of a former marina and is now selling off part of it to the Metroparks. Foundation Director Theresa Gang said rowing clubs are commonly created in public parks but this time "I'm proud to say that this park - Rivergate Park- was created by a rowing club."  

The Cleveland Rowing Foundation has some 950 Rowers but is happy to share the water.

“Whether it’s a fisherman or a rower or a kayaker or someone on a pleasure boat everyone has a right to the water.   And bringing life back to the river will increase the condition and the quality of the river because people will connect with the river. “

Rivergate Park will provide the only public access the river for people with rowing shells or canoes or kayaks.   Metroparks architect John Cardwell says it’s only a couple acres but has a building and a dock already and will have a skate park

"We’ll have picnic opportunities, we’ll have gathering space,  lots of trees, patio space.  We’ll develop a boardwalk along the river itself and our goal will be to continue that boardwalk as a trail northward."  

The boardwalk and a “water trail” would extend one mile north to Wendy Park on Whiskey Island and Lake Erie.   Rivergate Park is set to open In August first.

 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Bridgestone exec indictments are latest step in a billion-dollar price-fixing case
Why is O.P.E.C Not investigated and charges brought against it and it's member companies? It sounds exactly the same...

Ohio's new drilling rules rely on known earthquake faults
requiring drillers to place seismic monitors when they drill within 3 miles of known fault lines. This comment really upsets me!! What good does an instrument t...

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Cab drivers who refuse to drive Gay Games taxis will be replaced
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

Will the Ohio River carry fracking wastewater?
Texas $ vs. WV citizens . Who will our governor listen to?

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University