Summer is a busy time of year for Cleveland Metroparks but Fourth of July is an exceptionally busy weekend for the Rangers as they gear up to ensure a safe and fun holiday for park guests.
The City of Cleveland's Fourth of July Festival of Freedom celebration attracts an exceptionally large crowd at Edgewater Beach in Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation. Rangers will be coordinating security efforts with eight other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure a safe event and the safety of park visitors.
This July Fourth weekend Rangers will be patrolling the Park District on foot, on bikes, in patrol cruisers, with K-9s and on horseback.
Here are a few reminders from Cleveland Metroparks Rangers to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday for everyone:
- We encourage picnicking and relaxing but alcoholic beverages may not be consumed or transported in the Park District.
- Spend the day in Cleveland Metroparks, but remember all 18 reservations are open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Dogs and cats are welcome to accompany their owners for walks in the Park District, however pets must be on a leash no more than eight feet long. Please remember to pick up any pet waste.
- Enjoy viewing the wildlife, but please do not feed any animals, birds or fish.
- Fishing is permitted in all Park District waters unless posted otherwise. A fishing license is required for anglers ages 16 and older.
- Come out and play but please remember damaging, disturbing or removing any part of the Park District, including plants, tree limbs, rocks and leaves is not allowed.
A complete list of Park District regulations is available online at clevelandmetroparks.com.
If faced with an emergency, notify Ranger Headquarters immediately by calling 440-333-4911 or 911. Yellow emergency phones are located throughout the Park District and will also connect directly to Ranger Headquarters. Non-life threatening situations should be reported to Cleveland Metroparks Rangers at 440-331-5530.
SUE ALLEN - 216-635-3338, firstname.lastname@example.org