Reserve a picnic area for your next company outing.
Brookside Reservation was one of the City of Cleveland's oldest neighborhood parks before its acquisition by Cleveland Metroparks in 1993. The land was purchased in 1894 and has been a center for recreation since the early 1900s. Still a recreation hub, the area now boasts baseball and soccer/football fields. The 132-acre reservation serves as a refuge for diverse wildlife in an urban setting. It is also an attractive spot for area picnickers and a resting site for walkers, cyclists and others who use the All Purpose Trail. This reservation connects to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
Brookside Overlook provides a scenic bird’s-eye-view of lower Brookside Reservation’s ball fields and Big Creek as it joins Cuyahoga River.
Hear the story of local legend Johnny Appleseed.
Look for early migrants as we take a stroll through one of Cleveland's oldest parks.
Stroll down "blossom lane" to see Japanese cherry trees blooming.