Doan Brook Restoration at Horseshoe Lake

Over the next several years, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, as part of its Stormwater Management Program, will remove the dam at Horseshoe Lake and restore the Doan Brook to its natural state.

Current status: Pre-design phase.

This phase will wrap up in summer 2023. During this phase, the project team worked to determine an overall approach to restoring the Doan Brook and creating a new 60-acre public park. Community engagement was an integral part of the pre-design phase and helped create the vision for the project. The design team held three rounds of community engagement during the pore-design phase, including both virtual and in-person events, in August 2022, November/December 2022 and May 2023. 

Next will be a detailed design phase This phase will also take about a year and include additional community engagement. Sign up for notifications for these events at

Design Team

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. 

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