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Jesse Owens Olympic Oak Plaza in Rockefeller Park Public Meeting

University Circle Inc.

  • Date Tuesday, December 07, 2021
  • Time 5:30PM - 6:30PM
University Circle Inc.

University Circle Inc.

Join University Circle Inc. to learn about plans to celebrate the legacy of Jesse Owens with new pathways, seating, signage, and public art at the site of the Jesse Owens Olympic Oak tree in Rockefeller Park.

The Jesse Owens Olympic Oak tree was planted on Arbor Day 2021 through a partnership between the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Holden Forests & Gardens, Holden Parks Trust, Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation, University Circle Inc. The tree is genetically identical to one of the four trees awarded to Jesse Owens for his four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. It was propagated from the original Jesse Owens Olympic Oak Tree at Rhodes High School, which is the only confirmed location of one of these beautiful legacy trees.

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