Envisioned by Booker Tall, a Cuyahoga Community College Professor, in 1969, an 8-year journey to secure land for the garden within the 276 acres of Rockefeller Park, situated along East Blvd. and Martin Luther King Blvd. In 1997, 4 acres were secured and dedicated. Early planning was thwarted as Mr. Tall passed away. Interest waned, and in the early 2000s following through to 2012, a renewed interest developed as Mayor Frank Jackson organized a task force to develop and implement a plan for the Garden. With Architect Daniel Bickerstaff commissioned, The Pavilion “Doorway of No Return” and Infinity Fountain, beautiful passageways and gardens Phase 1 is complete, fulfilling a 40-year journey. A ribbon-cutting was held in 2016.
McTech Corp is pleased to serve as part of the planning committee, concrete supply source, and donor to this important effort doing so ever mindful of our friendship with Mr. Tall. Fundraising assistance to secure the $2.6 million dollars needed for Phases 2 and 3 requires significant hard work. To learn more about the Past, Present, and Future Phases please visit http://aaacg.org/.
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