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The State of our Lakefront Parks

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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The State of our Lakefront Parks Lake Erie is a huge regional asset, but the state-owned lakefront parks in Cleveland hardly capitalize on it. Run down facilities, beaches strewn with debris,overgrown grass. The state took over Cleveland's lakefront parks in the 1970s and generally gets low grades for its stewardship. For the past decade, there's been talk about a Metroparks takeover. Would regional control improve conditions? And if so, what's taking so long to make the move? Tomorrow at 9 with host Mike McIntyre on the Sound of Ideas.

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Community/Human Interest, Environment, Government/Politics

Guests

Jon Dobney, Assistant Chief, Ohio State Parks
Brian Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cleveland Metroparks
Michael Polensek, Cleveland Councilman
Mark Naymik, Columnist, The Plain Dealer
Hyle Lowry, Ohio Outreach Coordinator, Alliance for the Great Lakes

Additional Information

Cleveland Metroparks
Ohio Parks
Cleveland’s state-run lakefront parks are embarrassing: Mark Naymik
Cleveland’s lakefront parks have problems that go beyond trash and weeds: Mark Naymik
Adopt-a-Beach Alliance for the Great Lakes

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