Doan Brook Restoration at Horseshoe Lake

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Pre-Design UnderwayCoonamessett River Gateway Park

The first phase of restoring the Doan Brook at Horseshoe Lake is now underway with a dynamic, interdisciplinary team assembled by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) working on pre-design. The design team is led by Boston-based landscape architecture firm, STIMSON, which has completed numerous restoration projects, including at the Doan Brook restoration at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Coonamessett River Restoration Project in Cape Cod (see photo).

Over the next several years, this team will work to remove the dam at Horseshoe Lake and restore the two branches of the Doan Brook that flow through this site. When complete, the restoration of the Doan Brook will create a beautiful, new community greenspace that sustainably manages stormwater headed for the Lower Shaker Lake and ultimately Lake Erie.

This pre-design phase, initiated in early summer 2022, is expected to take about a year. It will lead to a detailed design phase starting roughly in the summer of 2023 and concluding in 2024.

Community Engagement

In August, NEORSD held two events to kick off community engagement for the restoration of Doan Brook. These were:

  • An August 25 Zoom event (watch the recording below) 
  •  An August 27 open house event at Horseshoe Lake Park

Miss these events? There's still time to submit the online survey to share preliminary feedback with the design team. Additional engagement events are planned for this winter and spring.

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