It’s a common misconception that big cities are void of natural spaces and outdoorsy activities. In a place as bustling as Cleveland, many would expect to encounter a mere concrete jungle… what they’ll discover, however, is an incredible array of parks and natural spaces hidden amongst a bustling cityscape. One of the loveliest outdoor escapes is hidden in University Circle, and locals are always more than willing to share their hidden beauty with visitors.

Wade Lagoon may be an unexpected surprise in such a bustling city, but locals cherish and celebrate it with a fervor. Have you ever visited the grounds of the lagoon?

For more on Jeptha Wade, visit his gorgeous Tiffany Glass chapel.

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