Cleveland Metroparks and KeyBank announce hometown partnership to provide communities, neighborhoods and residents throughout Northeast Ohio with new opportunities to connect with Cleveland Metroparks. KeyBank is proud to present the celebration of Cleveland Metroparks 100 year anniversary through a series of free special events.
Cleveland Metroparks is excited to announce a custom, choreographed firework and music spectacular at Edgewater Park Saturday, July 22, marking the "eve" of Cleveland Metroparks 100th anniversary. Through the support of KeyBank, the event will be free to the public, and will showcase live local bands, food trucks and numerous outdoor recreation activities topped off by a stunning firework display overlooking the best views of the city.
The community can also look forward to a special centennial concert series, kicking off in June. Five community concert events will be hosted throughout the Park District featuring live music from the past 100 years.
"As two organizations with decades of a longstanding commitment to Northeast Ohio, we are incredibly excited to work together to further connect the community and celebrate the past 100 years," said Cleveland Metroparks CEO, Brian M. Zimmerman.
"Cleveland Metroparks is one of this region's greatest natural assets. Attracting millions of visitors every year, it has become a destination for all generations to experience and make memories," said Matt Wyner, Cleveland Retail Leader. "As Cleveland's hometown bank we are honored to partner in celebration of Cleveland Metroparks centennial and look forward to a hundred more."
"The partnership will launch next month, bringing back KeyBank ZooKeys
. This unique throwback made its original debut in the 1960s, and is a natural tie-in at the Zoo during the centennial year," said Kelly Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer. With over two dozen designated boxes placed throughout the Zoo, children can insert a customized KeyBank ZooKey to unlock an exclusive, educational message specific to each animal. The commemorative key will provide a special experience for kids of all ages and is sure to bring back memories for parents as well.
Proud to call Cleveland home, Cleveland Metroparks and KeyBank continue to seek new opportunities to celebrate Cleveland's past, present and future. This partnership will offer opportunities for community engagement and benefits for KeyBank customers.
ABOUT CLEVELAND METROPARKS:
With more than 23,000 acres, Cleveland Metroparks includes 18 park reservations, 8 lakefront parks, 300 miles of all-purpose, hiking, biking, and bridle trails, eight golf courses, five nature centers and the nationally acclaimed Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. For the fourth time in 2016, Cleveland Metroparks is the proud winner of the National Gold Medal Award for excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Learn more at clevelandmetroparks.com
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies with assets of approximately $136.5 billion at December 31, 2016. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association and First Niagara Bank, National Association, through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. For more information, visit key.com
. KeyBank is Member FDIC.
Cleveland Metroparks Media Contacts:
Director of Communications, Jacqueline Gerling
Communications Coordinator, Stephanie Winget