Lace up your shoes and grab your wheels to explore the Bruce G. Rinker Greenway Trail, a 2.5-mile all-purpose trail through Mayfield Village connecting the First Responders Memorial Trailhead, Metroparks’ North Chagrin Reservation, the Mayfield Library, the Grove Amphitheatre, and many more community assets. Enjoy this safe and family friendly east suburban trail!
The Bruce G. Rinker Greenway Trail
Location: Mayfield Village
Length: 2.5 miles
Type & uses: Paved all-purpose trail
Challenge level: Low stress; off-street: good for families and inexperienced cyclists
Hours: Dawn to dusk (The Greenway Trail is not lit. The First Responders Memorial and parking areas are lit at night.)
Level of Traffic Stress rating: 1
Accessibility, Parking & Operations
Transit: RTA Route 7
Biking/Walking: On-street; currently no bike lanes; some sidewalks
Parking: Parking available on the south end at the Memorial Trailhead (770 SOM Center Road) and on the north end at Parkview Pool (425 North Commons Blvd.)
The Bruce G. Rinker Greenway Trail is a 2.5-mile all-purpose trail that begins at the First Responders Memorial Trailhead (just north of the intersection of Wilson Mills and SOM Center Roads) and runs to White Road. It weaves through the Village’s industrial park, past the Mayfield Branch Library, and to the Village’s recreational area that includes softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, bocce courts, volleyball courts, Parkview Pool and The Grove Amphitheatre. With only one at-grade crossing, the BGR Greenway ultimately makes it was to the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.
Points of Interest & Amenities:
- First Responders Memorial Trailhead (located at 770 SOM Center Road).
- Mayfield Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library
- Village recreational area, including softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, bocce courts, volleyball courts, Parkview Pool
- The Grove Amphitheatre
- North Chagrin Reservation and Nature Center of the Cleveland Metroparks
- Public restrooms and water fountains at Wiley Park, softball fields, pool, soccer fields and Public Library
- Several areas of boardwalk were installed to avoid disruption of wetland areas and provide aesthetic appeal.
- Along the trail route, plaques have been placed to thank property owners for their donation of property to the trail project.
Timeline: Planning 1998; Funding & design 2010; Opened 2014.
Partners: Mayfield Village/NOACA/donation of property by various property owners
Cost: $1.3 million construction; $478 thousand planning/engineering; $2.8 million land, other construction; $434 thousand donated property
The Greenway Trail was designed to weave through the backyards of private property owners in non-developable setback areas. Construction funding of over $1 million was also provided by NOACA; property donations valued over $275,000 were made by private property owners; Mayfield Village funded the remainder of the project. The Trail is maintained by the Mayfield Village Service Department. All maintenance costs are covered by Mayfield Village. The First Responders Memorial Trailhead is part of the Village’s Bruce G. Rinker Greenway Trail network. In 2015, Mayfield Village Fire Chief Eugene Carcioppolo successfully applied for and received a 17’ tall steel beam from the World Trade Center destroyed on September 11, 2001. The beam is the cornerstone of the Memorial Trailhead and is flanked by two granite spires, representing the Twin Towers. The Memorial is just to the north of the fire station and includes dedicated parking as well as a separate area for flag ceremonies and other patriotic occasions. The Memorial Trailhead was dedicated in a ceremony on September 11, 2018.
Contact: Diane Wolgamuth, email@example.com
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