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Cuyahoga prepares to transfer Whiskey Island to the Metroparks
If approved by council and the parks board, the deal could be done by the end of the year
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Click to enlarge: Whiskey Island is another key step in a link of the parks to the towpath trail.
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Cuyahoga County is turning Whiskey Island and spots of green near Cleveland’s lakefront over to Cleveland Metroparks. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the change and what it means for hikers, bikers and boaters.

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If Cuyahoga County Council and the Metroparks board agree, the acquisition of Whiskey Island, Heritage Park 1 and other small spots along the east and west banks of the Flats will cost the park system $1. But county Executive Ed FitzGerald says the Metropoarks commitment doesn’t end there. 

“There are improvements that need to be done there. Upgrades to the marina, they’re talking about building a water line, landscaping upgrades just to make it a more enjoyable experience, more accessible to the public. So those will be rolled out over a period of years and the Metropoarks has agreed to at least that amount… over $6 million. 

FitzGerald says the county originally bought the lakefront island about a decade ago from a private owner to keep it from industrial development. 

Metroparks has been stepping up its management of Cuyahoga County’s waterfront parks. Last year, it took over management of 455 acres of parks on the lake from the state. That included Edgewater Park, which is just to the west of Whiskey Island.

 

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