Highland Park Golf Course, located in the village of Highland Hills and owned by the City of Cleveland, has some claim to fame. It hosted the Cleveland Open in the mid-1960s and saw greats like Palmer, Nicholas, and Tony Lema. It is where Cleveland native Bob Hope first played golf. But recently, Highland Park has gotten a different sort of attention.

A large-scale habitat restoration occurred at the golf course through-out 2016. Led by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, The City of Cleveland, the Village of Highland Hills, and the Mill Creek Watershed Partnership, a project to restore a degraded and channelized section of Mill Creek began in March 2016.

We shared the restoration measures, results and funding details in an earlier blog post, and here the experts from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and partners explain more about the project:

And here’s a birds-eye view of the finished project: