Take a walk through scenic trails or host your next event at one of the reservable venues at Rocky River Reservation.
Rocky River Reservation is located in Berea, Brook Park, Cleveland, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Olmsted Township, and Rocky River. The first land purchased for Cleveland Metroparks — a 3.8 acre parcel purchased in April 1919 — can be seen from the Stinchcomb-Groth Memorial.
The character of the reservation is strongly influenced by the Rocky River. Massive shale cliffs rise above the willows, sycamores and cottonwoods, and many trails wind through the valley's deep floodplain forests, meadows and wetlands. Wildlife is common in the valley and visitors can expect to see numerous bird species and some common Ohio mammals year-round, including the white-tailed deer. Visit Rocky River Nature Center to learn more.
Cleveland Metroparks Affiliate Organization that offers kayaking & stand-up paddleboarding classes and rentals
This 18-hole regulation course offers the ideal blend of playability and challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
These stairs believed to be created by the Early Woodland Indians were restored to provide a scenic view of Rocky River.
Powered by the water of Rocky River, this gristmill provided grist milling and flour to Rocky River Valley residents.
Enjoy a scenic hike or horseback ride along Lewis Road Trail.
This 9-hole course provides a unique mix playable for all skill levels.
This 9-hole course is ideal for juniors, beginners, or any golfer seeking fast play. Scenic views included.
Oxbow Lagoon is a beautiful wetland area offering serene views of wood ducks, Canada geese and other wetland creatures.
Scenic Park Picnic Area has everything for the perfect picnic, kayaking adventure, or fishing trip
Smoky Memorial celebrates Smoky, a Yorkshire Terrier that aided troops during WWII and later became the world’s first therapy dog on record.
This 30-foot memorial celebrates the accomplishments of William Stinchcomb and Harold Groth, the first directors of Cleveland Metroparks.
Tyler Barn was a part of Cleveland businessman, Washington S. Tyler’s estate and donated in 1921, along with 75 acres of land, by wife.
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