Rock the Lake lets the people of Cleveland know what’s going on with their lakefront. The new Cleveland Lakefront website and online initiative allows locals and tourists to find out where to go, what’s going on, and how to get involved with Cleveland’s greatest natural resource.
The Cleveland Lakefront Collaborative is working on having Indy car racing return to the Burke Lakefront Airport. The return of the Cleveland Grand Prix would bring the popular race back to the region after the summer staple was stopped following the unification of American open wheel racing.
The Cleveland SkyLift is a plan to help connect Cleveland’s lakefront to the rest of the community. The SkyLift would provide convenient access for locals and tourists looking to see the many attractions that the lakefront and surrounding areas have to offer the region
Burning River Fest takes a dark moment in the history of Cleveland’s lakefront and turns it into a celebration of the changes our region has made to improve and promote our Great Lake. The continued enhancement of Burning River Fest will provide locals and tourists with an even greater opportunity to rock the lake while supporting local endeavors.
The Cargill salt mine on Whiskey Island was the source of millions of tons of salt for the region. The reopening of the Cargill salt mine tours could provide locals and tourists a fascinating look into the workings of a salt mine located over 1,000 feet below the bottom of Lake Erie.
The health of our lake is a huge priority for the future of our lakefront. The Cleveland Lakefront Collaborative is making a stake in our lake by planning infrastructure updates such as expanded overflow pipes and garbage skimming to help keep Lake Erie and our community clean.
Construction on North Coast Harbor is a multi-phase plan to bring more living, shopping, working, and dining opportunities to the Cleveland lakefront. The first phase is already underway with the construction of Akron-based Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar near the end of the East Ninth Pier.
The addition of Coastal Taco is the next step in the ongoing development of Cleveland’s Flats East Bank. Coastal Taco will offer locals and tourists another way to relax on the East Bank by adding another great dining option to an already impressive list of restaurant options in the area.
The Cleveland Metroparks is planning to introduce a series of new developments for the Cleveland lakefront. These changes including the revival of the water taxi and the development of Canal basin Park. Other aspects of the Cleveland Metroparks Development include:
The front entry way of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum is planned to undergo a reboot as part of the lakefront revival. Planned changes include an exterior revamp to the front entrance area, featuring an outdoor stage, art installations, and outdoor café.
A new bike share will help the Cleveland lakefront become more bike friendly for people looking for a new way to experience everything that our lakefront has to offer. An easy bike renting system will allow Cleveland locals and incoming tourists to take a spin along the lake for travel, fitness, and fun.
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency plans on making improvements that will make it easier for locals and tourists to travel throughout the lakefront. These plans include enhancements to the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway and the creation or a multimodal transportation hub to improve lakefront transportation.
Pedestrian bridges allow locals and tourists to easily walk to appealing locations instead of forcing them to drive there. This plan would lead to the construction of two separate pedestrian bridges, with one connecting Mall C to North Coast Harbor and another in Voinovich Park.
The Foundry project provides the framework to add a boathouse, rowing gym, indoor rowing tanks, and riverfront park to the Flats. This addition will provide children, teenagers, and college students in Cleveland with an outlet for youth fitness and empowerment right along Cleveland’s lakefront.
Planned advancements to the Burke Lakefront Airport will help make Cleveland more accessible for businesses and executives. These improvements include a new hanger that will double overall space and the addition of Ultimate Air Shuttle routes for New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta.
Cleveland needed a guide for boaters, so the Cleveland Lakefront Collaborative worked with the Cleveland Metroparks to develop a Boater’s Map to show residents and tourists where they can go for food, gas, entertainment, and more along a growing, business-friendly boating community. The map covers important lakefront stops spanning from Huntington Beach to Euclid Beach/Villa Angela. You can download this map at http://www.RockTheLake.com
Local artists put their own spin on Cleveland’s greatest natural resource with a series lakefront-themed artwork. These dazzling Lake Erie-inspired art installations feature embedded screens and maps to provide useful lakefront information in several different locations.
This video series will show help show why some people love to be a part of the lakefront community. Learn more about the Cleveland’s greatest natural resource from people who know it best and get a first look at some exciting upcoming projects that will help develop our beautiful lakefront.