Doan Brook Restoration at Horseshoe Lake

Community Engagement Resumes

May 15 & 18, 2023

The first phase of restoring the Doan Brook at Horseshoe Lake is now wrapping up with a dynamic, interdisciplinary team assembled by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) finalizing the pre-design. Learn about the pre-design team’s progress in either or both of these upcoming Community Engagement events: 

  • Virtual Meeting - Monday, May 15 (View the recording)
  • Open House - Thursday, May 18, 2023, 5:30-7:30 pm, Cleveland Heights Public Library, 2345 Lee Rd.

Many residents have helped create the vision for the restoration of the Doan Brook near Horseshoe Lake at virtual and in-person community engagement events. Click the YouTube link below to view a recording of the November 30 virtual public meeting. Visit to sign up for email notifications about these events from NEORSD. 

Coonamessett River Gateway Park

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 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.

August 2022

NEORSD held two events to kick off community engagement for the restoration of Doan Brook: a virtual public meeting (watch recording below) and a community open house at Horseshoe Lake Park.

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