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.