Neighbors and friends of the Church of the Living God on Buckeye Road gathered on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in August for the dedication of William’s Place community park in Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood. William’s Place Park was named in honor of Bishop William Carr, founder of the Church in 1965, and William E. Fowler, pastor of the Church from 1981 – 2000.
“We dedicated the park to the residents of the Buckeye community to enhance the quality of life of its residents by providing a safe, well-maintained green space that will help to strengthen the bonds of community,” said Pastor Mareeta Fowler, the daughter of William Carr and wife of William Fowler, who became pastor of the church in 2004. “We will support the utilization of the park by creating opportunities for educational growth and enrichment as well as spiritual, mental and physical renewal and restoration.”
The park was built on vacant lots left behind after two houses were demolished by the Cuyahoga Land Bank. The Cuyahoga Land Bank also “greened” the property to make way for the creation of the park.
Co-sponsored by St. Luke’s Foundation and LAND Studios, the celebration included live entertainment, food and fun for all ages.