Shaker Lakes


Learn about projects in the Shaker Lakes that seek to protect and modernize these parklands for generations to come. This includes projects that are part of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's Stormwater Management Program, like the recently completed upgrades at Green Lake. This page will also provide the latest information about NEORSD's recommendations for Horseshoe Lake and Lower Lake.

Horseshoe and Lower Lake

PUBLIC MEETING: A second public meeting about NEORSD's recommendations for the Horseshoe Lake and Lower Lake dams will be held on Monday, August 9 at 6:30 pm at the Cleveland Heights Community Center. During this meeting, City and NEORSD officials will answer remaining questions about the recommendations. Click here to learn more

Review information about NEORSD's recommendations, including meeting video, FAQs, and more below.

Aerial view of Shaker LakesNEORSD has completed the Lake Erie Tributaries Master Plan, including a thorough study of the Doan Brook Watershed and the dams at Horseshoe Lake and Lower Lake. Sewer District officials presented their recommendations at a public meeting on Tuesday, June 15.

As part of regional stormwater management, NEORSD proposes to remove Horseshoe Lake dam and restore the Doan Brook with native plants in the footprint of Horseshoe Lake. They propose to rebuild the Lower Shaker Lake dam so that it meets the requirements of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for a Class I dam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Green Lake

In 2020, NEORSD completed a $5 million-plus upgrade to Green Lake. The project included the dredging of Green Lake back to its original construction depth to improve water quality and the construction of a new spillway and pedestrian bridge/walkway. The City contributed $500,000 toward the project. Learn more in NEORSD's video below: