Lake Erie is a huge regional asset, but the state-owned lakefront parks in Cleveland hardly capitalize on it. Run down facilities, beaches strewn with debris,overgrown grass. The state took over Cleveland's lakefront parks in the 1970s and generally gets low grades for its stewardship. For the past decade, there's been talk about a Metroparks takeover. Would regional control improve conditions? And if so, what's taking so long to make the move?
Jon Dobney, Assistant Chief, Ohio State Parks
Brian Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cleveland Metroparks
Michael Polensek, Cleveland Councilman
Mark Naymik, Columnist, The Plain Dealer
Hyle Lowry, Ohio Outreach Coordinator, Alliance for the Great Lakes