Cleveland Metroparks invite guests to continue the celebration of this centennial year with local, in-depth recounts of historic sites throughout the Park District. In collaboration with Cleveland State University (CSU) Center for Public History + Digital Humanities, Cleveland Metroparks introduces a series of historical stories providing the community with a greater understanding of the Emerald Necklace.
Each featured story reveals a dynamic person, place, event or era that helped create a legacy for Greater Cleveland and Cleveland Metroparks. Two new stories will be published each month from May through December.
Get started on your tour with the following stories:
The fossilized remains this prehistoric creature were discovered in Rocky River Reservation.
Civilian Conservation Corps
During the depression era, the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Euclid Creek Reservation helped make Cleveland Metroparks more accessible to the public.
These historic museums played a significant role in changing the way the public relate to the natural world.
This historic lost town was once located in the scenic Quarry Rock Picnic area of South Chagrin Reservation.
The revered author and educator was a pioneer in nature education and is memorialized at Brecksville Reservation.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
One of Northeast Ohio's most popular attractions became part of Cleveland Metroparks in 1975, providing a world of expeirences in 1 location.