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Acacia Country Club to become part of Cleveland Metroparks
The deal was made as a way to preserve the property and benefit the community
by WKSU's OZIE IKUENOBE

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Ozie Ikuenobe
 

A suburban Cleveland country club will become part of the Cleveland Metroparks. Virginia-based nonprofit Conversation Fund bought Acacia Country Club in Lyndhurst for 15-million dollars and says it’s donating the property. 

The 155-acre club had been attractive to developers, but the city turned down their offers. Conservation Fund Vice President Matt Sexton says the deal was a great way to preserve the property and benefit the nearby Euclid Creek Reservation.

Sexton on the Acacia Country Club

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“Open space is a very important part of a healthy and vibrant community and protecting this property, in our minds, was an opportunity to do that, and to work with the community and the shareholders of Acacia to leave a legacy for current residents and future generations.”

Cleveland Metroparks and The Conservation Fund are still working out the deal that’s expected to close in December. 

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