Renovations at Triangle Park Create a More Inviting Space to Relax in Downtown Euclid
Have you noticed Triangle Park’s makeover?
In September 2016 the City of Euclid began construction at the intersection of East 222nd Street and Babbitt Road to create a more attractive and inviting space for pedestrians at the heart of Euclid’s downtown.
Renovations included the removal of the small, upper fountain and concrete trough formerly connecting the small fountain to the large fountain, demolishing of older, broken benches, abandoned ground lighting and unsightly garden walls.
The project allows for simpler maintenance by the City’s Service Department by eliminating unused obstructions in the concrete and grassed areas.
The project makes several improvements to the safety of the park by removing the site walls and tall shrubbery to allow for unobstructed views into the park, eliminating trip hazards by removing abandoned fountain infrastructure and by creating wide walkways perfect for families to stroll from one end of the park to the other. Additionally, two new LED lamp posts were installed at the northern plaza, existing lights were retrofitted to LED bulbs and new electrical receptacles were installed.
At the northern plaza, existing memorial pavers, dedication plaques and Adopt-A-Spot signage has been removed, cleaned and reinstalled. New, low plantings and six new benches provide comfortable places for relaxation.
The plans were developed by the City’s Planning and Development Department in collaboration with the Service Department. The Design/Build construction team is F.Buddie Contractors and Behnke Landscape Architects.
Dan Knecht, Director of the City of Euclid’s Service Department remarked, “This project has been a true team effort between Planning and Development along with Public Service to create a safer Park. Opening up the sightlines along with new benches will create a more inviting space to relax along the walkways. The new LED lighting will enhance the feel in the evening hours as well as keeping the walkways lit.”
The funds for this project are from the Downtown TIF. Project cost is estimated at $150,000. Adopt-a-Spot signage will be re-installed at the completion of the project.
The work is scheduled for completion in early November, in time for the holiday lighting ceremony where, as always, the live tree will be located at the center of the northern plaza.
Allison Lukacsy is the Community Projects Manager at the City of Euclid. You can reach her at (216) 289-8160 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org