COLUMBUS – State Representative Bill Roemer (R – Richfield) visited the former Brandywine Golf Course property last week with Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik and Peninsula Mayor Daniel Schneider.
The former Brandywine Golf Course in Peninsula will be returned to its natural state after receiving a $4.5 million Brownfield Remediation Grant to clean up the property. After cleanup and remediation, the property will become part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
“Ohio is home to many wonderful parks and recreation opportunities but those of us from Summit County are extremely proud to have a National Park in our backyard,” said Roemer. “it is so thrilling to see this 207-acre site being returned to its natural state for Ohioans and those beyond its border to enjoy for years to come.”
As the work begins at the former golf course, improvements include remedying soil contamination from fungicides, removing buildings, cart paths and parking lots, and filling unnatural ponds. As a result, water quality in the Cuyahoga is expected to improve and new trails will increase access to the park. 22 new jobs are expected to be added for the operation and management of the new land acquisition.