Solon to Chagrin Falls Trail
Cleveland Metroparks and the City of Solon are developing the Solon to Chagrin Falls Trail, a new accessible 10’ wide paved all purpose trail that will ultimately connect to the existing Cleveland Metroparks trail at Chagrin River Road that runs northeast to Chagrin Falls. The new trail will begin at SOM Center Road and will run along the former Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Company corridor to the city boundary near the Deer Run cul-de-sac. The trail will include a trailhead off SOM Center Road and an enhanced bicycle and pedestrian crossing at Liberty Road. The project is funded by state grants of nearly $1.2 million along with funding from the City of Solon. The trail will be owned by the City of Solon and managed by Cleveland Metroparks.
As a separate phase, Cleveland Metroparks has committed to complete the remaining 1500’ section from the Solon city boundary to Chagrin River Road within one year of completion of the Solon phase. This trail section will be built entirely on land already owned by Cleveland Metroparks and will complete the overall Solon to Chagrin Falls project.
Documents & Links
- Board of Park Commissioners of the Cleveland Metropolitan Park District Agenda Packet, December 16, 2021 (see page 22) and Meeting Minutes (see page 95117)
- Solon City Council Agenda Packet, February 22, 2022, with links to Project Development Agreement and Lease & Management Agreement
- City of Solon's Potential Rails and Trails Project Webpage
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