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Cleveland Metroparks by the Numbers



  • More than 23,000 acres with more than 45 million visitor occasions in 2015
    • Located within 47 diverse communities across six counties
    • 18 park reservations with nearly 18 million recreational visits
    • Eight lakefront parks
    • 300 miles of all-purpose, hiking, biking and bridle trails
    • 21.4 miles of mountain biking trails
    • 50 playgrounds
    • 23 fishing areas 
    • Two full-service, public marinas
    • Two 700-foot toboggan chutes
    • Five nature centers with more than 1.6 million visitor occasions
    • Nearly 750 acres of urban park space
  • Northeast Ohio's most visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
    • 183 rolling, wooded acres
    • Home to more than 2,000 animals representing 600 species from six continents 
    • Nearly 1.1 million visitor occasions in 2015
  • Dedicated Cleveland Metroparks team
    • Staff have published 23 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals since 2013

    •  9-time winner of the NorthCoast 99 Best Places to Work award
    •  123,000 hours donated by 5,317 volunteers in 2015
    •  Over two dozen staff members involved on more than 39 external civic boards and committees