Doan Brook Restoration

The first phase of restoring the Doan Brook is now underway with a dynamic, interdisciplinary team assembled by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) working on pre-design. 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.

Coonamessett River Gateway ParkSTIMSON, the landscape architecture firm selected by NEORSD, recently completed the Coonamessett River Restoration Project in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Learn more about this award-winning project.

Learn about the project team selected to begin the restoration work.


Next Steps

Community Engagement Starts this Summer

Residents have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join together to help create a new public amenity which will be enjoyed for generations to come. NEORSD has hired Cleveland-based LAND Studio to manage the community engagement process. The first round of engagement will start later this summer and details will be available soon.

 Please join us to share your ideas for the restoration project, including the surrounding landscape. Additionally, the re-landscaped acreage will offer new recreational opportunities for the community. These possibilities will also be explored during the engagement process.

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