Cleveland Metroparks Next Phase Of Planning For The New Euclid Beach Pier

Cleveland Metroparks is eager to provide an update on the new Euclid Beach Pier project. Following meetings with Councilman Mike Polensek and September’s public meeting at the Collinwood Recreation Center, the Park District has completed the preliminary design documents necessary for permitting the new pier and has now completed removal of the former Euclid Beach Pier. 

Cleveland Metroparks recently submitted permit applications to allow construction of the pier to several agencies, including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

 As Cleveland Metroparks awaits feedback and subsequent approval on the permit applications, preparation work will continue for commencement of construction. “We are excited to move forward with the next steps of the Euclid Beach Pier,” said Cleveland Metroparks Chief Planning and Design Officer, Sean McDermott. “As we continue progress with this catalytic project, our highest priority and focus is on improved guest experience, accessibility and safety for park visitors.”

 Since 2013, Cleveland Metroparks has continued work on improvements to Euclid Beach, Villa Angela and Wildwood Park in Euclid Creek Reservation. The Euclid Beach Pier project addresses improvements in a phased approach, which includes a focus on ADA accessibility, expanded trails along the waterfront and a new plaza at Euclid Beach Park. Construction of the pier will occur in phase one, with updates to the plaza and surrounding areas in phase two. The new pier is expected to be approximately 285 ft. long from the top of the bluff, with approximately 120 ft. extending over Lake Erie. Construction of the Euclid Beach Pier will commence upon the issuance of permits and the approval of final plans, which the Park District hopes to be in summer 2017.

 Cleveland Metroparks is looking forward to an exciting year ahead, and to the kick-off of the 2017 Euclid Beach LIVE summer concert series with Disco Inferno!

Stephanie Winget

Resident of neighborhood since 1956. Worked on East 185th street since 1970.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 6:05 PM, 02.08.2017