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"Oakwood Park" update

posted Nov 28, 2010, 7:08 PM by Fran Mentch   [ updated Nov 28, 2010, 7:31 PM ]


For $10,000 the Trust for Public Land purchased a 90 day option to buy Oakwood Country Club. They were unable to raise the funds to purchase Oakwood within 90 days, so their option expired at the end of October.  They attempted to raise money from various sources, including the Clean Ohio Fund and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, but they ran out of time. 
The Oakwood steering committee of Severance Neighborhood Organization has decided to continue to try to purchase the Oakwood property in order to turn it into public greenspace. 
We have this clear goal in mind, and the first step is a letter writing campaign to the director of Metroparks. 
 Letters apparently have more impact, but an email is great, too.  His contact information is: Brian Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cleveland Metroparks, 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, OH, 44144; Please contact him ASAP and ask him to save this wonderful greenspace and turn it into a Metropark. Questions? Call 216-381-5356 or email
 I have attached the letter
P.S. Here is the Trust for Public Land website in case you would like to thank them for their help thus far.
Fran Mentch,
Nov 28, 2010, 7:30 PM