04.30.05 Sneak Preview of Northeast Ohio's Newest Regional Gateway Park: Whiskey Island

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/28/2005 - 22:07.
04/30/2005 - 12:00

NEWS RELEASE - CLEVELAND, Ohio - For
Immediate Release - April 26, 2005

Contact Information: Ed Hauser - Friends of Whiskey
Island

Phone: (216) 651-3476
Email: wi [at] citizensvision [dot] org

Sneak Preview of Northeast Ohio's

Newest Regional Gateway Park and
the

Only Public Access Marina in
Cleveland at

WHISKEY ISLAND

Saturday - April 30, 2005 - 12 noon to 2
p.m.

12 p.m.- Walking Tour of the Whiskey Island
Parkland

1 p.m. - Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy
Dimora

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Commissioner Dimora will share Cuyahoga County's vision
for acquiring the Whiskey Island parkland and marina for continued public access
and recreation.

The Friends of
Whiskey Island
is a citizen's organization advocating for a public park,
continued recreation, and historic interpretation on Whiskey Island. We cordially invite the Northeast Ohio
community for a sneak preview of Northeast Ohio's newest Regional Gateway Park -
Wendy Park, scheduled for a dedication on June 25, 2005.

Come and see the initial clean-up efforts of our new
20-acre park and the only natural shoreline in downtown Cleveland. The county's ecologically sensitive and
fiscally sound plan capitalizes on the re-use of existing lakefront assets by
restoring the parkland and natural shoreline, and retaining the only public
access marina in Cleveland.

In December 2004, Cuyahoga County acquired 60 acres of
precious lakefront and riverfront public trust land on Whiskey Island. Now, the people of Cuyahoga County own
the rights, title and interests to this Whiskey Island property.

We are inviting the public to experience Whiskey Island
and learn about the future plans.
Please attend and decide if you will support keeping our Whiskey Island
parkland and marina for the people of this community. Our Whiskey Island parkland and marina
is in jeopardy of being acquired by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port
Authority, before the end of May 2005.

DIRECTIONS:
Take the West Shoreway (Route 2) to the EDGEWATER PARK
Exit.

Turn Right at the first road - follow signs to Whiskey
Island Marina and Wendy Park.

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Location

Whiskey Island Marina and Wendy Park