The community center and basketball court at the Lakeview Terrace estates in Ohio City are the heart of the historic, low-income, majority-black public housing complex along the old channel of the Cuyahoga River.
But Matt Schmidt, program director in the Cleveland office of the Trust for Public Land, described the court earlier this year in an online video as “gray” and “not very exciting. It’s got big fences around it. We want to change that.’’
Thanks to a $50,000 grant from L.L. Bean, the maker of outdoor gear and apparel based in Freeport, Maine, the Trust for Public Land got its chance.
Read Cleveland.com's article "Lakeview Terrace children brighten 'gray’ surroundings with help of L.L. Bean," featuring the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority.