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Cleveland Metroparks

Cleveland Metroparks, known as the “Emerald Necklace,” is a collection of conserved green space featuring natural beauty and diversity and is dedicated to conservation, education and recreation.

Cleveland Metroparks is an integral part of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio’s regional identity. Founded in 1917, Cleveland Metroparks was the first natural-area Park District in Ohio. The system was at the forefront of the national movement to preserve areas of natural beauty for public enjoyment and improved quality of life.

Cleveland Metroparks at a glance:

  • 18 Reservations
  • One nationally acclaimed Zoo
  • One full-service restaurant, Merwin’s Wharf
  • Eight golf courses
  • Over 23,000 acres of prime natural habitat
  • Nearly 18 million recreational visits in 2016