How a father’s grief led to completion of the Cleveland Metroparks Wendy Park Bridge at Whiskey Island

map of The Wendy Park Bridge links the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail Lake Link to Wendy Park on Whiskey Island and Lake Erie.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Metroparks is on a tear this year. The regional parks agency is finishing a stupendous series of trail projects connecting its Emerald Necklace reservations to Lake Erie and long-underserved neighborhoods in the heart of Cleveland.

On Thursday at 11 a.m., Metroparks will hold a public ceremony to celebrate the completion of one of those big projects: the $6 million Wendy Park Bridge on Whiskey Island, the triangular peninsula just west of the mouth of the Cuyahoga River.

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Written by Steven Litt.

Originally published June 21, 2021.

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