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Danielle Garbo

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Danielle is an Interactive Media Specialist with Cleveland Metroparks. She oversees all of the interactive media for the Park District including social media and digital communications.

Back from Juneau, Alaska - Danielle brings to the parks a great appreciation for all things wild. You can usually find her tweeting photos from her North Chagrin Reservation backyard!


What's Happening In March?
Posted: 2/29/2016
Fish Fry-days -  Pick from two delicious Fish Fry dinners On Fridays through March 25. See Merwin’s Wharf in Cleveland's Flats menu here , and Big Met Golf Course in Fairview Park's menu here . Maple Sugaring -  On Saturdays and Sundays in March, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Rocky River, take a hike along the Sugarbush Trail and view sap collecting methods. Don't forget to visit the Sugarhouse where boiling sap transforms into tasty maple syrup! More info, here . Annual Return of the Buzzards - Th...


5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Cleveland Metroparks
Posted: 2/12/2016
Dine by the river - Merwin’s Wharf’s special “two for $50” Valentine’s Day Dinner will be served tonight and tomorrow, Feb. 14. Check out the delicious menu here . But hurry and reserve your spot, there’s only a few left! Hit the snow trails - Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is permitted on hiking, bridle, and all purpose trails, as well as the fairways and rough areas of Big Met, Little Met, Shawnee Hills, Seneca, Mastick Woods and Sleepy Hollow golf courses with a four-inch snow base.  Take ...


Ok, so it's finally winter. Now what?
Posted: 1/11/2016
Ok, so it's finally winter. Now what?  Play #FindSandy - Each week in January, we’ll post clues on Facebook to “Find Sandy” the snowman. Sandy will appear on Saturdays at various locations throughout the Park District. The first 25 people who find Sandy on Saturday WIN a prize! Cross-country ski - Cross-country skiing is permitted on hiking, bridle, and all purpose trails (that have not been plowed). As well as the fairways and rough areas of Big Met, Little Met, Shawnee Hills, Seneca, Mastick Wood...


5 Leaf-Loving Hikes for Fall Color Viewing #cLEAFland
Posted: 10/23/2015
The peak of the splendid reds, golds, oranges and yellows of autumn occurs in Cleveland Metroparks in mid-October – so get outside today! Bedford Reservation – Viaduct Park Loop Trail Wayside panels introduce the history of this area on your way to see the power and beauty of The Great Falls of Tinker’s Creek. Hinckley Reservation – Hinckley Lake Loop Trail This trail provides many opportunities for viewing wading birds and waterfowl as it winds around Hinckley Lake. North Chagrin Reservation – Castle V...


4 Date Ideas in Cleveland Metroparks
Posted: 9/19/2015
Swing from the trees - More than just a canopy tour, the Go Ape course is made up of 5 zip lines, with 4 taking you across a wetland, and 42 obstacles including 2 tarzan swings, spider’s web, and jungle crossing, just to name a few. With Ranger Lake and Rocky River nearby, the adventure and scenery is truly breathtaking. Book your adventure here ​   Chase waterfalls - Exploring waterfalls in Cleveland Metroparks is truly fascinating. Did you know the raging waters of Rocky River that formed the Ber...


Content Marketing World attendees - this one's for you!
Posted: 9/4/2015
Attention to the over 3,500 expected Content Marketing World attendees!!! Make sure to explore our fantastic Cleveland Metroparks while you’re here! Here’s some ideas to run with: Pre-conference run – Located only 6 min. from the Convention Center, the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail offers some of the best views of downtown Cleveland! Trailhead starts across from Hoopples on the corner of Columbus and Carter Rd. SUP and sunset on the beach – Sign up for a stand up paddleboard class with SUP CLE a...


Posted: 5/14/2015
Cleveland Metroparks is committed to keeping all of its properties clean and safe for visitors. Trash collection and litter pickup is an area the Park District continues to focus on and improve, especially at Edgewater Park. Help us, help you! Litter pickup takes up a considerable amount of staff hours; Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront staff spends approximately 40 hours per week picking up litter! And, litter cleanup costs the U.S. almost $11.5 billion each year! With 102 trash receptacles and roughly 30...


To-Do (week of March 16, 2015)
Posted: 3/15/2015
What are your plans for the week? Let us help! Check out 4 FUN HAPPENINGS to put on your to-do list this week! Celebrate the luck of the Irish at Merwin’s Wharf – Heading downtown on Tuesday? Make sure to stop by Merwin’s Wharf in the Flats! From 8 - 11 a.m., Merwin’s will be serving breakfast for FREE! The breakfast buffet features scrambled eggs and corned beef, yum! From 11 a.m. on, the Wharf will be serving a special St. Patrick’s Day themed menu including corned beef and Reuben sandwiches, bangers ...


10 Things To Do At The Zoo In Winter
Posted: 1/9/2015
Did you know that Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is only closed two days out of the entire year? It’s true! With the exception of Christmas and New Year’s Day, the Zoo is open and waiting to be explored, and each season at the Zoo is a different experience. The peace and quiet of the winter months makes visiting the Zoo without the summer crowds relaxing and unique.  So put on a hat and gloves and follow these 10 steps for a fun winter Zoo visit. Stop by the food court area just to the right of the Zoo’s...


NEOCycle Extravaganza! - {a guest blog post}
Posted: 9/8/2014
Today we are turning the Cleveland Metroparks Blog reins over to cyclist Rob Thompson for a guest post! Rob chats about everything you can look forward to at the upcoming NEOCycle extravaganza. Enjoy! Thanks Cleveland Metroparks! Greetings I’m Rob Thompson, an elite amateur cyclist (category 1) and Urban Planning senior at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. I also just so happen to love fall. If you dislike fall then I’m afraid we can’t be friends. The humidity drops as th...


5+ Ways to Stay Fit While Having Fun in Cleveland Metroparks
Posted: 4/4/2014
Getting your daily dose of exercise is important. But, having fun while you’re doing it is even more important. Whether it is on land or water – the number of outdoor recreation opportunities in Cleveland Metroparks is endless. So, be good to your body while having fun with these 5 ideas: 1. Stand Up Paddleboarding (core) 2. Physical Fitness Trails (total body) 3. Kayaking (arms) 4. Yoga (mind + body) 5. Mountain Biking (legs) 1. Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) - Stand up paddleboarding is the latest trend...


7 Ways to Plan a Party in Cleveland Metroparks
Posted: 2/7/2014
Unique. Customized. Flexible capacity. Year-round availability. And, exceptional food? I’m sold! Boasting more than 75 rental facilities across nearly 23,000 acres, Cleveland Metroparks has indoor and outdoor spaces in 18 reservations, eight golf courses and one world-class zoo. And, the Park District offers everything from waterfalls and castles to beaches and Zoo exhibits. Just minutes from downtown Cleveland you can enjoy a high-quality experience in a unique setting. Here are seven ideas to help you...