About Big Creek Watershed
View larger pdf map from the FOBC brochure (print version mailed upon request)
The Big Creek watershed drains nearly 40 square miles. It comprises southwest Cleveland, Brooklyn, Linndale, Parma, Parma Heights, Brook Park, and North Royalton.
Denison Avenue and Triskett Road bound Big Creek roughly on the north, I-71 on the west and State Road on the east. The southern boundary slopes in a rough diagonal line running from near Snow Road near I-71 to Pleasant Valley Road between West 130th and York to Wallings Road near State Road.
Big Creek greenway/parkway
Friends Of Big Creek Water Quality 2007 Test Data [pdf].
J. Gazda and, A. Penko.
SITES FOR MORE INFORMATION
Lower Big Creek Valley Greenway Redevelopment & Restoration Plan: prepared by Floyd Browne Group in association with schmidtcopelandparkerstevens, June 2008. Project partners: Cleveland Metroparks, City of Cleveland, Ohio Canal Corridor, Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation.
The plan presents "a new vision for the Valley Greenway. The creation of this vision incorporates detailed future land use, public access, infrastructure, ecological restoration and environmental regeneration, open space and trail linkages and economic development concepts."
Download report [pdf]. Please note large file size - 79MB. For faster viewing, download specific sections:
One: 1. Introduction; 2. Valley Resources; 3. Public Involvement;
4. Trail Route Alternatives; 5. Trail & Greenway Concept (Upland
& Valley Trail Descriptions (19MB)
EcoCity Cleveland: Smart Growth: Big Creek: An urban tributary on the mend
Cuyahoga County Planning Commission: Cuyahoga Valley Initiative: Waterways
Lower Big Creek Valley Study:
Land Use, Environmental and Transportation Conditions in the Lower Big
Creek Area of Cleveland, Ohio: An Assessment and Strategy for Future
Lower Big Creek Valley Study - Phase 1 Report, December 2002 (32.4MB pdf - 228 pages)
State of Big Creek Report, April, 2001 (278K pdf- 26 pages)