Doan Brook Restoration at Horseshoe Lake
- Thanks to everyone who came out for the August 25 and August 27 engagement events. If you missed these events, visit neorsd.org/doanbrook to watch a recording of the August 25 event and to take the online survey
- Learn more about the community engagement process planned for the Doan Brook restoration project (Cleveland.com)
- Read about some of the design team's preliminary observations about the 60-acre project site (Cleveland.com).
- Dr. Roy Larick will lead a series of Doan Brook Weekend Walks this fall. Dr. Larick is an expert in the history and geology of greater Cleveland and a member of the NEORSD project team. View schedule and register at neorsd.org/doanbrook.
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.
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.
- View NEORSD's latest updates on the project and sign up to receive emails, including about community engagement opportunities
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- Review background information about NEORSD's recommendations for Horseshoe Lake and Lower Lake