Cleveland Metroparks and partners open 25-acre Brighton Park, a new Towpath Trail connection on city’s West Side

Brighton Park in Old Brooklyn.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Officials from Cleveland Metroparks and other agencies on Tuesday celebrated the opening of Brighton Park, a one-time landfill in Old Brooklyn that now features 25 acres of trees, meadows and trails connecting the Metroparks Zoo to the Towpath Trail on the city’s West Side.

At a cost of $1.5 million over the past decade, the nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy bought the former Henninger Landfill, named for members of a German immigrant family that settled on the city’s West Side in the 19th century.

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Written by Steven Litt.

Originally published June 22, 2021.

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