Wagar Park | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Wagar Park

Re-envisioning our neighborhood parks


Construction on Wagar Park is expected to start in the Fall of 2019 based on the construction drawing below.

Three concepts were presented to the community during the second engagement session at Wagar Park and through our on-line survey (see Design Process to the right). Your feedback has helped to narrow the focus for the final design.

2019 Construction Drawing

 

80% Concept Drawing

For more information, contact Michelle Nochta, City Planner, at michelle.nochta@lakewoodoh.net or at 216-529-5906.

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  • Design Process+-

    Community Meeting #1 – June 29, 2016

     

    The Wagar Park visioning session on June 29, 2016 at Grace Presbyterian Church was a success. Longtime residents and parishioners came to the meeting to share their experiences at Wagar Park over the years. It was great to get a historical perspective of the park . After sharing stories of the past the residents offered their ideas and hopes for the future of Wagar Park. If you want to share a story of the past or a vision for the future of Wagar Park please take a moment and fill out this survey. We’d love to hear from you!

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    Wagar Aspirations – Public Comments

    Wagar Existing Condition Public Comments


     

    Community Meeting #2 – August 3, 2016

     

    After meeting with stakeholder groups, internal research, and listening to residents like you at our first public meeting and online, our consultants have crafted three (3) concepts that incorporate much of what we heard from the community. Each concept prioritizes different amenities/items and we want to hear from you again to further refine a master plan for Wagar Park.

    Design Concept No. 1 

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    Design Concept No. 2

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    Design Concept No. 3

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    Improvement Plan Proposals will incorporate the six (6) community priorities in the Parks Master Plan Strategic Update, which set out to guide future improvements throughout our park system. The six community priorities are:

    1. Safety
    2. Quality of Facilities
    3. Access
    4. Natural Resources
    5. Cultural and Social Resources
    6. Year Round Use
    • Additionally, the improvement plans will consider the following design elements:
    • Designs will be beautiful, durable and easy to maintain. Elements should exhibit thoughtful design, efficiency and longevity.
    • Harmony between design elements, equipment and topography will effortlessly blend form and function.
    • Designs will provide innovative solutions for on-site design challenges.
    • Designs will address connectivity to and throughout the park.

    Download the Parks Strategic Plan here

  • Lakewood at a glance+-

    The City of Lakewood, Ohio, is an inner-ring street car suburb of Cleveland. Nearly 52,000 people live within our 5.53 square mile community. Lakewood’s economy is large, diverse, and local. It is made up of primarily small businesses that are agile and thriving.

    • Lakewood’s largest collective employer are small businesses – 75% of the 12,000 workers in Lakewood are employed by small businesses
    • 100 small businesses have either opened or gone through a major renovation in the last 4 years
    • Since 2008 Lakewood has seen a total private commercial investment of upwards of $100MM
    • $2 MM dollar Solstice Steps project completed in 2015
    • $80 MM dollar school renovation projects to complete fall 2017
  • Wagar Park site overview+-

    Wagar Site Overview

  • Wagar Park Photos+-

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