The Board of Park Commissioners adopted The Second Century of Stewardship System Plan in February 2022. The Second Century of Stewardship sought continuing public input and feedback and incorporated the collected input from thousands of people who shared ideas, concerns, and dreams for the future of Cleveland Metroparks.
Mission: Protecting nature, connecting communities and inspiring conservation of our world.
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Northeast Ohio enjoy a beautiful setting along Lake Erie in an area rich with natural resources. The river valleys, shorelines, parkways, trails and forests of Cleveland Metroparks resonate with the community and enjoy broad support. The nearly 105-year-old park system is both a significant tourist attraction and an integral part of the region’s identity and quality of life. The 24,350 acres currently protected by Cleveland Metroparks hosted a record-breaking 19.7 million recreational visits in 2020.
Conserve land, wildlife and water to protect the beauty, ecological function and resilience of our region and the world.
Welcome all people to explore the parks and zoo and prioritize inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.
Sustain and uplift our region, our parks, our people and our infrastructure for future generations.
Innovate by exploring new solutions to expand the health and well-being of our region and the world.
Engage and serve people with high quality facilities, compelling zoological experiences, volunteer and recreational opportunities and captivating programs and events.
Connect people to nature and each other to build community and inspire positive action.