Greater Cleveland Trails & Greenways Conference


Conference Showcases: 2020 | 2018 | 2016 | 2014 | 2012

The Showcase is an opportunity for municipalities, non-profits, park systems and for profit enterprises to highlight their accomplishments and share “Best Practices” on the development and construction of trails, bike lanes and related facilities as well as very creative programming conducted on these facilities. In 2016, at the 4th Biennial Conference, there were 36 nominations from 7 counties, 16 municipalities & neighborhoods, 4 park systems, 19 non-profit organizations, and 11 for-profit organizations. Download the 2016 booklet.

The aim of the 2016 Recognition and Awards program:

See the news article:
Summit Metro Parks’ Freedom Trail, Barberton’s Magic Mile win top trail awards
by Bob Downing, Beacon Journal, Jun 3, 2016.

2016 PROJECTS category

G1- Towpath Marathon
G2– Trek Wars
G3- Ohio Horseman's Council Project Partnering
G4- Burning River 100 Trails Fundraising
G5- Cleveland MetroParks Trails Volunteer Program
G6- Cleveland MetroParks Trails App
G7- Bike Lakewood
G8- Fit Walks
G9- Women Out Walking
G10- All Geared Up
G11- Saturday Social Ride

2016 PROGRAMS category

Any regular, sponsored activity on a trail or bike lane for:

J1- Lake-to-Lakes Trail Phase 2
J2- Nimisila Reservoir Hike Bike Trail Phase I
J3- Barberton Magic Mile
J4- Hampton Hills Mountain Bike Trails
J5- Summit Metro Parks Bike & Hike Trail Critter Crossings
J6- Barberton Towpath Connector Trail
J7- Chardon-Maple Highlands Trial
J8- Freedom Trail
J9- Lake Medina Trail
J10- Lakewood Park Promenade & Solstice Steps
J11- Liberty Park - Maple Trail
J12- Niles Greenway Trail
J13- Panhandle Passage Trail
J14- Tallmadge Meadows - Meadow Woods Trail
J15- Aukerman Park
J16- Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail
J17- Royalview Mountain Bike Trail


It was challenging for the Selection Panel to select the most notable recognitions. The focus was on nominations which:

Recognition Panel:

Michael Christoff, Architect, VOCON
Bob Downing, Reporter-Blogger, Akron Beacon Journal
Carrie Handy, Director of Planning and Development, City of Oberlin
Jeff Jameyson, Outreach Program Manager, Cleveland Clinic
John Mitterholzer, Senior Program Manager For The Environment, Gund Foundation
Eric Oberg, Director of Trail Development, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Midwest Regional Office
Dan Rice, Chief Executive Officer, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Michael Schipper, Deputy General Manager, Engineering & Project Management, GCRTA
Pete Snavely Jr., Snavely Group
Bryan Stone, Executive Vice President / General Counsel, Omni Development Group

Trails Showcase Committee:

Matt Hils, Principal, Behnke Landscape Architecture
Elaine Price, Principal Planner, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
Amy Snell, Planning Team Leader, GCRTA
Melissa Thompson, Active Transportation Engineer, NOACA

Review the projects and programs recognized at the 2014 Conference plus media coverage of the event: 2014 Showcase. See also, our inaugural event in 2012. Get ready for 2018!