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TODAY: Lakewood Solstice Steps Ribbon-Cutting Event

Lakewood Solstice StepsMayor Michael Summers will join local elected officials to celebrate the opening of the $2 million project that reinvents Lakewood’s access to Lake Erie at a special ceremony at 4 p.m. Oct. 29.

The Solstice Steps feature an upper and lower promenade, extending from the existing park at the top of the slope, to the waterline with seating in between. The existing grass hill-slope has been transformed into cascading stone stairs with grass landings.

“We see this as a pivotal step in increasing access to green space, without changing the footprint of the park,” said Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers. “This project will allow thousands to enjoy picturesque views of Lake Erie, our greatest natural resource.”

The new solstice steps will provide areas for residents to lie out and have a picnic or simply sit and enjoy a beautiful sunset. They have been termed “Solstice Steps” because on the summer solstice, the sun will set directly upon the central node of the project, marking the farthest north the sun sets each year.

WHO: Mayor Michael Summers, City Council President Mary Louise Madigan, Lakewood Planning Commission Chairman Lou McMahon, and Jeff Kerr from Environmental Design Group

WHERE: Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Avenue, Lakewood, OH

WHAT: Solstice Steps, Public Unveiling, Ribbon Cutting, and Self-Guided Tour

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2015, 4 p.m.

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