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New park dedicated to fallen Cleveland Police officer Derek Owens

Owens was shot and killed in March 2008.

CLEVELAND — Cleveland's Buckeye- Woodhill area is now home to a new park with a special meaning. 

On Saturday, an 18,000 square foot park was dedicated to fallen Cleveland Police Officer Derek Owens. 

Owens was shot and killed in March 2008 while responding to " youth gathered in a vacant garage." 

Owens is survived by his parents, sister, wife, Ericka, and two children Syndi and Chandler. 

The park was brought to life with the help of several collaborations: 

  • Family of Cleveland Police Officer Derek Owens
  • The Cleveland Police Foundation
  • Western Reserve 
  • Saint Luke’s Foundation
  • Cleveland Foundation
  • LAND studio
  • Cleveland Browns

The Derek Owens Memorial Park is located at 10404 Parkview Avenue in Cleveland. The park's grand opening is slated for May 2020.