The Fairfax neighborhood is featured in GardenWalk 2020 on Saturday, July 11 ONLY, from 10am-5pm. Safety measures will be in place at all locations. Visitors are required to practice social distancing and wear masks.
Fairfax has a rich cultural history as one of Cleveland’s historically black neighborhoods and is the origin community of Langston Hughes, Jesse Owens, Dorothy Dandridge, Bobby Womack and other notable sources of cultural inspiration. Fairfax is also home to Karamu House, the nation’s first inter-racial theater and arts center, as well as numerous historically black churches located in historic buildings.
GardenWalk gives residents an opportunity to showcase their investments in urban sustainability, home renovations and community pride. Currently underway between Cedar & Quincy Avenues, Innovation Square is a mixed-use, mixed-income development of 500+ new housing units and commercial spaces available for lease. Through Knez Homes, home buyers can build new homes within easy walking distance of Cleveland Clinic.
In addition to private home gardens lovingly tended on E. 97th and E. 84th Streets, GardenWalk visitors will be able to stroll along a designated Fairfax Walk that highlights notable community green spaces.