Friends of W.C. Reed Field and Cleveland Parks

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Stick it to Tony Brancatelli

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Added by lmcshane on February 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments


A 2nd newsletter has been issued by Councilman Brancatelli to the residents of Ward 12.  In the earlier Ward 12 News, Fall 2016, and now the recent Winter 2016-17.  Not a single sentence given in either concerning the plans and possible schedule of Park improvements for W. C. Reed Field. 

Once a Park and now a Field.

Voters of Ward 12.  2017 is a Municipal Election.   Remember the promises given concerning our Park when you vote.  In November, MAKE WARD 12 GREAT…


Added by John Baran on December 14, 2016 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Friends of Clark Field - We feel your pain

We know that the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health is a mess - we also know that Clark Field has had no action now for over a year.  I can feel for the folks in Tremont - afterall, those of us in Brooklyn Centre were royally screwed over.  

The October issue of Inside Tremont has an update by Beverly Wurm of the Friends of Clark…


Added by lmcshane on October 6, 2016 at 5:37am — No Comments


This will be my final Park Update for a while.

On Thursday during the monthly SWCAC meeting an update was given to the community by the City of Cleveland concerning the W. C. Reed project.

W. C. Reed is expected to be re-opened sometime during the summer to walk and play.

The new park improvements are hoped to begin in 2017, and possibly be completed by early 2018?

I wish to state the following:

Once again the date for park improvements have been set back,…


Added by John Baran on May 6, 2016 at 11:27pm — No Comments

2016 Cleveland Budget Approved

Monday night Cleveland City Council approved the City Budget. Included within this budget is funding for the W. C. Reed Park improvements. Information to be posted concerning the project as released.

Added by John Baran on March 22, 2016 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

WC Reed Update from Jackson's Chief of Staff



On Monday of this week we presented Mayor Jackson’s 2016 Five Year Capital Improvement Program to Cleveland City Council.  That document includes…


Added by lmcshane on February 10, 2016 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

City Funding for the new W. C. Reed Park improvements are uncertain.

City Officials announced publicly at community meetings that once the EPA project is completed.  A new W. C. Reed Park would be constructed.  To date the City has yet to commit and provide the dollars needed to make these improvements.

The City of Cleveland is able find funds in the amount of $32 million for the Downtown Public Square Park.…


Added by John Baran on December 26, 2015 at 1:14am — No Comments


During the Autumn of 2012. The City of Cleveland closed our W. C. Reed Park. 3 years and counting.
The EPA has completed the soil remediation. No up dated is posted on the EPA web site.
The Park is located in Ward 12. Questions have been given to the Council Representative of Ward 12 for answers. Ward 12 Councilman Anthony Brancatelli…

Added by John Baran on December 4, 2015 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Clark Field information in April TWDC newsletter

Clark Field Renovation

At a late February community meeting, the City of Cleveland

reported that the renovation of Clark Field will begin in 2015.

For this reason, no permits will be given to use the park for

organized activities. The park is open to the public, but there

will be heavy equipment in the park at times as they are still

doing soil testing.

The City of Cleveland, Councilman Joe Cimperman and the

Friends of Clark Field will publicize another…


Added by lmcshane on May 4, 2015 at 1:42pm — No Comments


The new 18 inch soil capping is now along the homes of the Denison Ave. and Foster Point in the west sections of the Park area. Further details will be released as new areas are capped.

Added by John Baran on September 5, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments


The Tree Wells to protect our Historic Old Oaks has been complete. Thank You landscaper Rob & Company for all your hard work. The new Soil Cap is being moved into the Park. The area of the Park along Fern Ct. and Forestdale Ave., as well as behind East Denison school is being covered with the new Soil Cap.

Added by John Baran on August 18, 2014 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment


Today Mayor Frank G. Jackson's Administration met with active members of this proud community. Chief Brown, Director Cox and Commissioner Williams represented the City. The City has agreed to preserve part of this Parks history. The Century White Oak that once grew at the top bank of the old ravine and three English Oaks located in the center of the Park. planted in W. C. Reed Park when it opened will remain. Also at this meeting was James Justice of the EPA and Mike Blair. On behalf of this…


Added by John Baran on June 12, 2014 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Reported by News Channel 5 on July 29, 2013

Does anyone know how the out come of this news story was changed by one man on May 20, 2014?
CALL ANTHONY BRANCATELLI 216-664-4233 (Promises Made, Promise Not Kept) tell him not to…

Added by John Baran on May 29, 2014 at 10:57pm — No Comments


Information Meeting

EPA and other agencies will give a presentation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20th to update the community on the site. The informational meeting will take place at St. Barbara’s Church Parish Hall, 1505 Denison Ave in your neighborhood.

Added by John Baran on May 12, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments


In observance of this years Earth Day. W. C. Reed Park will be DESTROYED to reinvent a New Park. Your tax dollars at work! 

Added by John Baran on April 22, 2014 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

Meeting with EPA -4/3 6:00 p.m.


Representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health agencies and Cleveland  representatives  will be available 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm on April 3rd to meet with you and discuss the W.C. Reed  site.    The informational meeting will take place at the St. Barbara’s Church Parish Hall at 1505 Denison in your neighborhood.  Tables will be set up for you to visit the different representatives at your convenience.

The purpose of the informal…


Added by lmcshane on March 18, 2014 at 6:37pm — No Comments


On February 28, 2014, residents have started to receive their Soil Sample Laboratory Results from the US EPA.  US EPA will be organizing a public meeting later this Spring concerning this issue. 

Added by John Baran on March 3, 2014 at 1:00am — 1 Comment


Soil testing of parcels is to begin the first week of December for residents that have signed consent forms. These parcels border the park or were once part of the historical old ravine. So far about 1/3 of the 88 parcels have consented.

Added by John Baran on November 25, 2013 at 11:14pm — No Comments


No Trees or Tree Branches down in the Park!

Added by John Baran on November 21, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

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