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
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.
Oxbow Lagoon is a beautiful wetland area offering serene views of wood ducks, Canada geese and other wetland creatures.
Oxbow Lane trailhead is a great starting point for a hike along the ridges that define the upper and lower areas of the park.
Spice up your exercise routine at the various workout stations along Rocky River Physical Fitness trail.
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.
Cedar Point Picnic Area has everything for the perfect picnic or group adventure. Fire up the grill and enjoy the play area.
Grab a bite and take in stunning panoramic views of the Rocky River, and the cliffs of the valley from the Emerald Necklace Marina.
Cottonwood Picnic Area has everything for the perfect picnic. Plan yours today.
Grab and go, concessions fare and beverages available.
Plan your picnic at Cottonwood Reserved Shelter. This open-sided shelter includes picnic tables and grills, ball field and play field.
Lagoon Picnic Area has everything for the perfect picnic or fishing trip. Enjoy a hike, a game of baseball or a cozy fire.
A casual atmosphere serving concession-like fare including burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, fries and more.
Little Cedar Point Picnic Area has everything for the perfect picnic. Plan yours today.
Maple Grove Area features an open field, restroom, drinking fountain and maple sugar demo in the winter.
North Mastick Picnic Area has everything for the perfect picnic. Plan yours today.
Enjoy the full visitor experience, learning about local wildlife, ancient species, and prehistoric cultures.
Plan your picnic Scenic Park Picnic Area! This open shelter includes picnic tables, fishing area, grills, marina and refreshments.
Plan a picnic, baseball game, or recreation adventure at South Mastick Picnic Area.
Plan your picnic at Sycamore Shelter. This open shelter includes picnic tables, grill, playfield and horseshoe pit.
Plan your picnic at Willow Bend Picnic Area! This open shelter includes picnic tables, grills, horseshoe pit, swings.
Preschoolers ages 4 - 6 are invited to join Naturalist Bev Walborn to discover the wonders of...
In 1921, land from the Tyler summer estate, called Woodside, was donated to the Cleveland...