The Cleveland Foundation invites you to dialogue & explore place!

The best way to learn about a neighborhood or a place is by walking. When you walk, all of your senses are engaged. It is a not a neutral or passive act. You see the trees, hear kids playing, feel your feet on the sidewalk and smell the corner bakery. As a lead up to Common Ground, we invite you to explore your surroundings by joining us for FredWalksCLE.
FredWalksCLE are expert-led walks that encourage personal and shared observations and reflections about our streets, natural areas, neighborhoods, cities and region. Join us on a walking conversation as we learn from:

  • an urban planner about the history and future of Playhouse Square,
  • a geologist about the deep history of the Central/Kinsman area,
  • a police Captain about community policing in the Buckeye area
  • a naturalist about the Shaker Parklands/Doan Brook and West Creek watersheds
  • and more
  • registration not required.

FredWalksCLE will meet, depart and return to a defined location and should last no longer that one hour and 15 minutes. We encourage you to dress comfortably – we will be walking at a moderate pace.The first two walks are this week!

May 8 & 11: Registration not required:
FredWalksCLE: Downtown with Dr. Keating and Nelson Beckford
Join us for two walks with urban planning professor Dennis Keating Ph.D and the Cleveland Foundation’s Program Director for Neighborhoods and Community Engagement Nelson Beckford for a casual walk to explore Downtown Cleveland – its history, its present, and its future.

  • May 8 @1 p.m.  (meet up: the Hanna Bldg 1422 Euclid Avenue)Downtown – Campus District,  and Playhouse Square neighborhoods 
  • May 11 @ 1pm (meet up: 334 Euclid Avenue)Downtown – lower Euclid Avenue, Public Square and the Warehouse District neighborhoods