As families make plans to spend the Fourth of July together, Cleveland Metroparks wants to make sure all guests celebrate their Independence Day safely. Cleveland Metroparks is reminding guests that the City of Cleveland’s official Fourth of July fireworks show is postponed, but families can still enjoy the holiday at a variety of Cleveland Metroparks locations.
All park guests must follow CDC guidelines and stay socially distant. Guests are encouraged to wear masks and group gatherings of more than 10 people are discouraged.
“Cleveland Metroparks is a great place to reconnect with family and nature this holiday weekend and I encourage visitors to experience all of our 18 park reservations,” said Brian M. Zimmerman, Cleveland Metroparks CEO. “We ask our guests to help preserve the parks by planning ahead and following ‘pack in, pack out’ etiquette, taking any disposable items with them.”
Due to the expected holiday visitation and restrictions of COVID-19, all guests are encouraged to arrive at Edgewater Park, Whiskey Island, Wendy Park and all other marinas and yacht clubs by early afternoon. Vehicular access to park entrances will close and reopen as parking lot capacity allows.
For boaters on the holiday, please be aware of all locations with public boat launch access. Cleveland Metroparks offers public boat launch access at the Emerald Necklace Marina in Rocky River Reservation, Gordon Park Boat Launch in Lakefront Reservation, Wildwood Park in Euclid Creek Reservation as well as the Edgewater Park Boat Launch in Lakefront Reservation. An annual or daily boat ramp launch pass is required of all motorized watercraft that are launched via trailer. Daily passes are available for $5 by credit card payment at the kiosks located near the boat launches. Annual passes are available at clevelandmetroparks.com
Cleveland Metroparks Police will be on-site to assist in parking and safety. In case of emergency, please call 911
or contact Cleveland Metroparks Police Headquarters at 440-333-4911
. Non-life-threatening situations should be reported to Cleveland Metroparks Police at 440-331-5530
To further ensure everyone's safety this holiday weekend, Cleveland Metroparks Police ask that you do not park in undesignated areas, in picnic areas or in grassy areas/on medians. Always remember to keep personal items in the trunk or out of view and keep vehicles locked while enjoying the park.
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