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Perk Park - Photo Bob Perkoski

Public parks offer more than convenient refuge from the pressures of urban existence; they create a sense of community by bringing people of various backgrounds together in an informal setting. For that reason, parks matter now more than ever, some could argue. As large public works projects finally begin to take shape in and around Cleveland -- from the Medical Mart and Convection Center to the Lakefront and Flats East Bank projects -- its imperative that meaningful public spaces be part of the local conversation. "The quality of open spaces is a measure of the desirability of a city," Greg Peckham of LAND studio notes. "Parks and park systems really matter to people."

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Cleveland Tree Coalition

From tree beer to EarthFest: Seven ways to celebrate all things green along the North Coast

As host to Earth Day and Arbor Day, April is a very green month indeed — and Fresh Water readers will delight in this roundup of alt options to honor Mother Nature, from toasting her trees to walking among them.  

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo curator Tad Schoffner

Cleveland insider: curator's love of animals proves timeless

From big cats to a beloved gorilla, Tad Schoffner has come to understand the animals of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo like no one else.

The 925 Building

Rising: seven projects that will change the face of Cleveland

From an elaborate renovation of Quicken Loans Arena to a series of residential construction projects, Fresh Water checks in on a handful of ambitious proposed and ongoing development efforts.

Ja’Ovvoni Garrison

Ramping up the odds: an underdog rolls in as candidate for mayor

A 27-year-old skateboarding organizer is running for City Hall chief despite tough competition. Does he have a chance?

The Zoarville Station Fink Through-Truss Bridge

100 miles of the Towpath Trail - one step at a time

Walking the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail reveals the details of fascinating sights, from stunning infrastructure and industry to magical cities and even a ghostly wetland.
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alec mcclennan

alec mcclennan

City: Emerging Neighborhoods
Meet Alec McClennan, founder of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, a Cleveland landscaping company with 25 employees.
steve manka

steve manka

City: MidTown
Meet Steve Manka, founder of Manka Design Studio, a public art firm in Midtown.
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