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Seasonal Benefits

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)

Cleveland Metroparks employees contribute 10.00% and the Park District contributes 14.00%, of employees earnings toward their retirement benefit. Employees do not participate in Social Security. An employee may retire at age fifty-five with twenty-five years of service (reduced benefits), or at any age with thirty years of service (full benefits); age sixty or later with five years of service (minimum).

Golf/Zoo Passes

During the calendar year, seasonal employees can earn complimentary golf and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo passes.
After Working Golf Zoo Total
160 hours 2 1 3
320 hours 2 1 3
480 hours 2 1 3
Total 6 3 9

Each golf pass is good for a 9 hole round of golf. Play is limited to before 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and after 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and holidays.

Each Zoo pass is good for admission to Zoo/The Rainforest for a seasonal employee and one guest.

Each pass expires one year after issue date.