Oh, my, we went right from winter to summer! The temperature is in the 90s today!
We walked from Rockefeller Park to Lake Erie through Gordon Park. The land for Gordon Park was donated by philanthropist William J Gordon who made his fortune in the wholesale grocery and iron ore businesses. He had accumulated land on the shore of Lake Erie where Doan Brook empties into the lake. He was landscaping the area with pathways, bridges and wooded groves to be used as a public park upon his death. The park opened in 1893, and was popular for its beach and the wooded areas with formal gardens.
Today, a highway cuts through the park.
|Pedestrian footbridge view of I-90|
|A couple of softball games in progress|
|Intercity Yacht Club (white building) and boat ramp|
|A boater out on Lake Erie|
|Gordon Park's view of the defunct Lake Shore power plant|
|The 1937 bathhouse was used for the|
Cleveland Police Canine Unit training,
but is now vacant
|Curving wall outside the former Canine Unit|
|Aesculus pavia/Red Buckeye tree in bloom|
|Red Buckeye bloom (5/30/2016, KSS)|