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


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Much of the Cuyahoga shipping channel has no access for the public to put in kayaks, shells, or canoes.
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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.

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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.

 

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