Improvement and Enhancement of Bradstreet’s Landing Park
Introduction to Project:
A public meeting with the community was held on November 30th where three initial ideas for the improvement and enhancement of Bradstreet’s Landing were discussed. The meeting generated discussion on the concepts and feedback was provided on how to move forward developing a single preferred concept. The feedback provided in the public forum, in addition to this public survey, will be used to create the preferred plan and long term vision which will guide future investment and volunteer efforts. Your participation in the process is critical and highly appreciated.
The park is made up of six simple elements: the pier, the bridge, parking and vehicular circulation, restroom facility, Spencer Creek, and trails and open space. The following concepts explore different approaches to reorganizing and improving these elements while integrating them with the site and existing park features. No one solution is an exact fit at this point, but rather the ultimate plan will likely be a combination of aspects from each concept presented. The following brief narratives highlight the inspiration and theme for each concept. For more information on existing site conditions and the overall project, please click on the presentation link. If you have any questions about the process or project, please reach out the Mary Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your participation.
The three concept narratives that were shared at the public meeting (to gather public input and introduce potential concepts) are:
The Fleet is inspired by the unique story of Bradstreet’s Disaster and uses the physical design of the park to tell the narrative. Park elements, including a restroom facility, boardwalks, seat walls, sidewalks, and plantings, are arranged to abstract the imagery of a fleet of boats and twist the orientation of the park to better integrate the creek, upland, and lakefront.
The Wave also explores the unique story of Bradstreet’s Disaster and the dynamic nature of Lake Erie. The Wave takes many of the park’s current elements and reorganizes them into an improved lakefront experience while also engaging Spencer creek. A sweeping lakefront boardwalk offers a dramatic experience of the lake while a curved wall envelopes a protected central lawn and tells the story of the park’s history.
The Tributary celebrates the connection of water found at Bradstreet’s Landing. It tells a story of hydrology and sustainability. Notably, a sweeping stormwater swale intercepts runoff infiltration and cleansing water before entering the stream and lake. Parking is shifted to the southern half of the park and allows the pedestrian-focused lawn and plaza spaces push forward towards the lake.
This report and Internet site were prepared by City of Rocky River under award NA16NOS4190094 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, or the Office of Coastal Management.