The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you’re spending another lunch hour at your desk. It’s time to break free from the keyboard, grab a book and check out one of these outdoor spots.
Cleveland Public Library: Main Library’s Eastman Reading Garden Trees, flowers and plants provide a lush, secret garden-like atmosphere. Plus, there’s plenty of shade for hot afternoons. 325 Superior Ave.
Star Plaza There’s always something going on from midday musicians to cornhole tournaments, but don’t let the activity deter you. It’s a great spot for some light reading. East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue
Voinovich Park Views of the city’s skyline may compete for your attention, but the spacious grassy lawn and Lake Erie breezes will keep you focused. 800 E. Ninth St.
Wade Lagoon Grab a seat near Rodin’s The Thinker, and enjoy a noon escape at this inviting University Circle spot that doubles as the Cleveland Museum of Art’s front yard. East Boulevard and Euclid Avenue
Besides building an NFL stadium in Brook Park, another option is to use the possible purchase of that land as part of a land trade to put a new stadium closer to Downtown Cleveland. By Ken Prendergast, NEOTrans