Cleveland Metroparks Overview
Established in 1917, Cleveland Metroparks spans more than 24,000 acres across Northeast Ohio including 18 reservations, more than 300 miles of trails, eight golf courses, eight lakefront parks, dining and retail venues, and nationally acclaimed Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The Park District offers thousands of education and recreation programs and events each year across the 49 communities it serves, helping to create connections to nature and promote conservation and sustainability. Cleveland Metroparks is the recipient of the 2021 National Gold Medal “Best in Nation” Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management. Learn about Cleveland Metroparks Mission and Vision Statement
Explore Cleveland Metroparks
Explore Cleveland Metroparks 18 park reservations
, nationally acclaimed Zoo
and eight golf courses
. Find new trails and hidden gems with the Pathfinder Powered by PNC
A Decade in Review
Over the last decade, Cleveland Metroparks has grown by over 2,700 acres, significantly increased park access and trail connections and set record high visitation. Learn more about the last ten years of Cleveland Metroparks and what the future holds for the award-winning park district with A Decade in Review
By the Numbers
Cleveland Metroparks continues to strive to improve relevancy and connections. Want to know how many people visit Cleveland Metroparks each year? Learn more at By the Numbers
What’s Coming Next?
Cleveland Metroparks Planning and Design team works to prepare detailed designs for Cleveland Metroparks park and zoo facilities, implement new trail connections, develop GIS-based research and mapping projects, survey site conditions, manage construction, layout new projects, and collaborate with partners on community planning and projects. Learn more about plans for park reservations
as well as the latest construction updates across the park system including the Re-Connecting Cleveland TIGER Grant Project
Economic Impact of Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks contributes to the region’s economy to the tune of approximately $873 million. Learn more about the economic benefits of Cleveland Metroparks
and its impact on the region.
Cleveland Metroparks and its mission are supported by thousands of dedicated volunteers each year. Learn more about community involvement through our Volunteer Services Division
and how you can join our team in making a difference in Northeast Ohio and beyond.
You can stay connected to Cleveland Metroparks by following Cleveland Metroparks and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo social media accounts!
Join the Cleveland Metroparks Team
Cleveland Metroparks offers quality employment opportunities, enriched with learning and growth, available across 18 park reservations spanning more than 24,000 acres, eight golf courses, two full service restaurants, one nationally acclaimed Zoo. Learn more about our variety of employment opportunities at our career site