The gardens are a unique group of nationality gardens running through Rockefeller Park from Superior Avenue to St. Clair Avenue along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Shakespeare Garden, initiated by the Daughters of the British Empire, was opened in 1916. Leo Weidenthal established this chain of gardens with the dedication of the Hebrew Garden in 1926.
Edgewater is divided into upper and lower parks, connected by a bike path and fitness trail. Upper Edgewater features a renovated pavilion that can be reserved. It has restroom facilities and playground equipment, and is within walking distance of the 900-foot swimming beach.
Brookside Reservation was one of Cleveland's oldest neighborhood parks before its acquisition by the Cleveland Metroparks in 1993. Still a recreation hub, the area now boasts baseball and football fields.