Bedrock Announces Grand Opening of Tower City Center’s Skylight Park, in Partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park
July 6, 2022
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July 6, 2022 [CLEVELAND] — As part of the continued transformation of Tower City Center and commitment to offering engaging experiences in downtown Cleveland, Bedrock is set to unveil Skylight Park. A grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, July 16 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Skylight Concourse, with experiential programming and performances, food and beverage pop-ups, family-friendly activities and more.
“Experience is at the forefront of everything we do at Tower City Center and Skylight Park perfectly complements the mix of retail, events and food & beverage offerings at the downtown shopping venue,” said Ivy Greaner, Chief Operating Officer at Bedrock. “We welcome everyone to the Park to stop and take a break in the day, convene with friends and colleagues, or come by to enjoy the series of entertainment and activities we have in store.”
Bedrock collaborated with Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park to highlight natural beauty and greenery within Skylight Park. Inspired by classic midwestern foliage, hand-selected and native to Ohio, it will feature the Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench) and the Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta L.). Additionally, CVNP and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s “Mindfulness Moments,” encouraging quotes and mantras, will be posted amidst the greenery allowing visitors to pause and reflect. CVNP rangers, as part of the grand opening on July 16, will also be on-hand to present a family-friendly, educational event on “misunderstood critters & creatures” from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
“We are excited for people from across the region to enjoy this innovative urban park that celebrates the value of green space for health, wellness and education,” said Donté Gibbs, Vice President of Community Partnerships at the Conservancy for CVNP. “The Conservancy has been an enthusiastic planning partner with Bedrock to develop this new space at Tower City that brings and connects our national park with downtown Cleveland.”
A welcoming respite, Skylight Park will be furnished with benches, picnic tables and chairs for everyone to connect with nature at Tower City.
“We applaud the creative approach of adding tranquil green space to the vibrant city of Cleveland and we are proud to partner in this venture," said Lisa Petit, Superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. "Parks are for the people, and efforts like this that create equitable access to green space are incredibly important.”
Starting July 14th, family friendly programs and events will take place throughout the summer in and around Skylight Park, including the kickoff of Tower City’s lunchtime music series on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For the most up-to-date schedule of events and activities, please visit TowerCityCenter.com and follow @towercitycle and @bedrockcle on social.
Skylight Park is part of Bedrock’s efforts to revitalize Tower City as a hub for shopping and retail experiences, dining, entertainment, and more. Most recently, Bedrock announced three new additions to Tower City, including Unscript’d Boutique and The Eatery’s Ninja City and MODBites by Nuevo (coming July 2022).
Bedrock is a full-service real estate firm specializing in innovative city-building strategies, reaching far beyond the boundaries of bricks and mortar. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested and committed more than $5.6 billion to acquiring and developing more than 100 properties in Detroit and Cleveland, including landmark developments at the Hudson’s Site, the Book Tower restoration, City Modern and the May Company Building. Bedrock’s portfolio totals more than 22 million square feet of office, retail and residential space within new construction and adaptive reuse projects.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural resources in one setting. For more information, visit us at nps.gov/cuva on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or call 440-717-3890.