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What's Happening In March?

Posted: 2/29/2016
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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, ta... View More >
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5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Cleveland Metroparks

Posted: 2/12/2016
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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 ... View More >
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Books to help you find NEW trails

Posted: 1/15/2016

As an ardent outdoors person, I love spending time in nature. Whether I’m hiking, biking or skiing, I’m a happy camper. Oh yes, I love camping, too. But, I’m also an avid reader. So when my favorite activities collide, I’m in heaven.  Two of my favorite hiking books are written by local auth... View More >
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Ok, so it's finally winter. Now what?

Posted: 1/11/2016
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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... View More >
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My December Favorites

Posted: 12/21/2015
Posted By: Linsey Saunier

Although it’s hard to believe, the holiday season is officially here. As I write this, it is rainy and rather warm outside. It seems we are going to have a very un-Cleveland Christmas this week! There are still lots of ways to come out and play and get in the holiday spirit at Cleveland Metropark... View More >
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5 Instagram Accounts to Follow Right Now

Posted: 11/23/2015

Instagram is currently my favorite social media platform. With more than 400 million users worldwide, this app continues to grow and expand its brand assets.  The mobile photo sharing service launched in December 2010 and averages more than 80 million photo uploads per day!  Whether you... View More >
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What We're Reading

Posted: 11/2/2015
Posted By: Brendan McHugh

The (Pretty Much Totally) Complete Health Case for Urban Nature I’m not a doctor, but I do sit near one in The Atlantic’s New York office. So you can trust me to know that MD-in-residence James Hamblin is on to something when he writes in the magazine’s October issue about the rising appreciation... View More >
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5 Leaf-Loving Hikes for Fall Color Viewing #cLEAFland

Posted: 10/23/2015
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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 T... View More >
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Top Five Visionary Quotes From Early Cleveland Metroparks History

Posted: 10/5/2015

As an out-of-town transplant one of the first things a native Clevelander showed me when I moved into town was Cleveland Metroparks. She was very proud of the Park District and rightly so. But many native Clevelanders are unaware of how unique and progressive this extensive Park District was and ... View More >
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Tips to make the most of your Boo at the Zoo experience!

Posted: 9/27/2015
Posted By: Joe Yachanin

Tips to make the most of your Boo at the Zoo experience! Halloween is approaching fast! It’s time to figure out a costume and pick a date to head out to the 26 th annual Boo at the Zoo presented by Giant Eagle. This year Boo at the Zoo runs from October 15-18 and 22-25, and is open an extra hour ... View More >
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4 Date Ideas in Cleveland Metroparks

Posted: 9/19/2015
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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 scene... View More >
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Trails (old and new!)

Posted: 9/12/2015
Posted By: Linsey Saunier

Growing up, my weekends were spent in South Chagrin Reservation, hiking and exploring. So when I moved back to Cleveland last year, I was excited to rediscover the trails I had spent so much of my childhood on. Our family spent summers hiking in Sulphur Springs, and winters at the sledding hill. ... View More >
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Content Marketing World attendees - this one's for you!

Posted: 9/4/2015
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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... View More >
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A Boat Load of Fun

Posted: 8/7/2015

Cleveland has been getting a lot of press lately and it’s about time the world saw what a great town we have.  With the beautiful weather we’ve been having, it’s also the perfect time for you to get out and experience or rediscover CLE and our great lake.  Think you have seen it all and... View More >
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The Urban Bird Gets the Worm

Posted: 7/31/2015
Posted By: Joe Yachanin

When I first started birding several years ago, I used to get confused or bewildered responses from people when I would tell them about how much I enjoyed it. But I’ve noticed that happening less and less frequently over the last two years or so. Now when I mention birding, I tend to get pressed ... View More >
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Nose-to-Nose with the World’s Tallest Mammal

Posted: 7/27/2015

It’s been a great couple weeks in Cleveland for a few reasons! Aside from this week’s fantastic weather, the all-new giraffe deck is officially open at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo! On a beautiful morning, the Ben Gogolick Giraffe Encounter opened to the public. Families lined up with their Romaine l... View More >
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Your Sunday Funday Itinerary

Posted: 7/15/2015
Posted By: Linsey Saunier

Here's your official Cleveland Metroparks Sunday Funday Itinerary! 8 – 10 a.m.      Play 9 at Washington Golf Course Just minutes from downtown, Washington Golf Course is an executive length course.   With fast greens, this course is ideal for a morning 9 or a quick lunch... View More >
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My 3 Favorite Hikes With My Pup

Posted: 7/13/2015
Posted By: Brendan McHugh

Just over a year ago I made the decision to rescue a dog. I found the perfect puppy, an 8 week old girl, who I named Luna.  Luna has always been full of energy and the perfect outlet has been going for walks, especially in our Cleveland Metroparks. Though we like to explore different parts o... View More >
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July is the month to get off the couch

Posted: 7/2/2015
Posted By: Steve Volchko

July is the month to get off the couch, away from the TV and out of the house. There’s a reason all they run on TV in July are movie re-runs and that's is because you shouldn’t be watching them…although I will make an exception to catch one of the 20 showings of Will Smith’s Independence Day on J... View More >
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5 Things to Know About Adventure Club Premium Membership

Posted: 6/19/2015

Have you checked out Cleveland Metroparks Adventure Club yet? This membership program for kids 12 and younger has been enhanced with some exciting new features for Premium members! We've added more exclusive opportunities to get behind-the-scenes at the Zoo and experience the outdoors in one of o... View More >
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I'll see YOU at Edgewater LIVE and Euclid Beach LIVE!

Posted: 6/4/2015

For Northeast Ohioans, summer is the time of year that we get outside and stay outside. We try everything possible to avoid a beautiful evening indoors. So instead of spending Thursday’s happy hour and Friday’s dinner plans inside, make your way to Edgewater LIVE and Euclid Beach LIVE! Both serie... View More >
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OK, I admit it. I’m not a runner.

Posted: 5/28/2015

OK, I admit it. I’m not a runner. Yes, I dabble in jogging a few miles, a few times a week purely for exercise – but a serious runner I am not. So when I decided to run my first 5K a few years ago, I figured I’d better make it a good one as it would probably be my first and last race. I found the... View More >
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Rockin’ at the Docks at e55

Posted: 5/22/2015
Posted By: Joe Yachanin

Did you catch Saturday’s summer season debut of Cleveland Metroparks new live music series at "e55 on the lake?" Don’t worry if you missed it, Cleveland Metroparks has lined up a whole summer’s worth of live music at e55 on the lake, the restaurant at the East 55 th Street Marina, from 8-11 p.m. ... View More >
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#litterfreelakefront

Posted: 5/14/2015
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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... View More >
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It's Patio Season

Posted: 5/3/2015
Posted By: Steve Volchko

It's patio season. Three words that Clevelanders endure. Polar Vortexes, Siberian Expresses and Arctic Apocalypses and whatever other catch-phrased blast of sub-zero air we have. Some patios have scenic, sprawling views while some are on busy thoroughfares where the people are the scenery. No mat... View More >
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It's All In The Hips

Posted: 4/25/2015
Posted By: Brendan McHugh

The grass is green, the trees are budding and spring is finally here! With the arrival of spring, we can finally get back outside and enjoy the beauty that Cleveland has to offer this time of year. This year I decided to get fitted for new clubs at Sleepy Hollow. My golf clubs were about six year... View More >
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Earth Day, Every Day

Posted: 4/17/2015

We may celebrate Earth Day only once a year, but you can support and protect the environment every day - and, it’s easy to do so! This Wednesday, April 22, marks the yearly celebration that leaves many wondering how they can incorporate eco-friendly behaviors into their daily routines. How often ... View More >
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African Penguins Have Arrived at the Zoo!

Posted: 4/10/2015
Posted By: Kelly Smith

Two years ago, I had the pleasure of going on one of my bucket list trips - South Africa. After years of saving and months of planning, we arrived in Cape Town. Much to our dismay the weather was not in our favor. Heavy rain and fog had descended on the city. In an effort to see a sunnier side of... View More >
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Don't go chasing waterfalls?

Posted: 4/3/2015

Whoever said "don't go chasing waterfalls?" As a matter of fact I think I will! In Cleveland Metroparks Garfield Park Reservation is the largest waterfall in Cuyahoga County. Described as one of Cuyahoga County’s “best kept secrets” Mill Creek Falls stands tall at 48 ft. high. The waterfall ... View More >
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Penguins Are Making A Comeback

Posted: 3/27/2015

You may think Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s newest exhibit is a bit formal, but that’s only because the birds appear to be wearing tuxedos. Yes, you guessed it!  After 13 years, adorable waddling penguins are back at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo – though just through September. As you enter the Zoo... View More >
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To-Do (week of March 16, 2015)

Posted: 3/15/2015
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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 fo... View More >
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Spring Ahead!

Posted: 3/6/2015
Posted By: Linsey Saunier

I hope everyone remembered to spring forward last night! Daylight Savings Time is the sign that winter is (hopefully) coming to a close, the snow is melting and before long, things will start blooming– plus the official start to spring is just 12 days away! Daylight Savings Time also means more s... View More >
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Golf Is Truly For Anyone

Posted: 2/28/2015
Posted By: Brendan McHugh

For me, a passion for golf started at an early age, about 8 years old. I can remember getting up at the break of dawn and heading out to Shawnee Hills Golf course for my golf league, on the par 3 course. I would go play 9 holes and be clamoring for more, I was just getting warmed up. From there I... View More >
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An Outsider's Perspective

Posted: 2/20/2015
Posted By: Steve Volchko

I’ll start with a disclaimer, I’m from a little rival town called Pittsburgh. Before you close this page and look at something else, let me tell you that I love Cleveland and, counting my time at John Carroll University, have called it my home for going on 13 years. I didn’t grow up with Clevelan... View More >
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Put on your tiara, crown or best shade of green!

Posted: 2/13/2015

Looking for family fun on a cold winter’s day? Hop on over to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s sixth annual Fairytales & Frogs event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, February 16 in The RainForest. Dress up as your favorite prince, princess, or frog and discover some amazing amphibians! Put ... View More >
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Love is in the air at Cleveland Metroparks

Posted: 2/6/2015
Posted By: Kelly Smith

If you're anything like me, the last thing that you want to do on Valentine's Day is worry about a getting a reservation at a swanky restaurant. Finding a place to eat with reservations available can be stressful enough and let's be honest, it's a bit "been there, done that." Why not break out of... View More >
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New Year, New You?

Posted: 1/30/2015

At the start of a new year, you typically hear the famous saying, “new year, new me!” It may sound cliche, but I do think the New Year makes for a great time to reflect on what changes you want to make going forward. On Christmas Eve, I wrote the blog post, “Get Out and Get Moving after the Holid... View More >
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Facts and Fiction Behind Groundhog Day

Posted: 1/23/2015

So what are we observing every February 2? Groundhog Day actually began in Pennsylvania in the 18th century when the Pennsylvania Germans celebrated an ancient European tradition wherein a badger predicted the weather. If the badger, then in later years a groundhog, sees his shadow, meaning the s... View More >
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10 Things To Do At The Zoo In Winter

Posted: 1/9/2015
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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 make... View More >
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Up Close with Nature: Hand Feed a Chickadee

Posted: 1/2/2015
Posted By: Kelly Smith

Have you ever had a wild bird land in the palm of your hand? Up until today I can admit that I had never had that experience. I've had pigeons land on my head before and a seagull swoop in and steal my pizza, but I've never had a dainty, beautiful bird eat from my hand.  This is just one of ... View More >
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Get Out and Get Moving After the Holiday Season

Posted: 12/24/2014

The holidays are a time to sit back, relax, and... indulge. One cookie turns into two, and two turns into three. I definitely over-do it a bit with the sweets, I’ll admit that they are my weakness. My family’s holiday celebrations typically revolve around food and I wouldn’t have it any other way... View More >
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Come out and experience the icy thrill of Cleveland Metroparks Toboggan Chutes!

Posted: 12/8/2014
Posted By: Holly Keck

If you’re looking for outdoor winter fun or perhaps you're entertaining out-of-town guests over the holidays, I suggest an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind ride down Cleveland Metroparks twin toboggan chutes at The Chalet located in Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville. The Toboggan Chutes are ... View More >
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Big Met Golf Course is the place to try out new activities this winter

Posted: 11/21/2014
Posted By: Joe Yachanin

Northeast Ohio may have gotten an advance this year on snowy weather, but if you look on the bright side it just means more opportunities for outdoor winter fun. One activity I’m really looking forward to doing again this year is cross-country skiing. I tried this classic winter sport for the fir... View More >
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Being in the moment. Taking fall in.

Posted: 10/24/2014
Posted By: Linsey Saunier

A few weekends ago I went hiking with friends and did something I admittedly had not done in a long time. I left my phone at home. I encourage everyone to consider leaving your phone at home, or at least leaving it in your pocket from time to time when you are out - and truly experience nature. I... View More >
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A purple and gold September Sunday

Posted: 9/25/2014
Posted By: Holly Keck

What is purple, gold and viewed by cheering fans in the fall? The Minnesota Vikings? No. Baltimore Ravens? No. If you said fall wildflowers then you’d be correct! In the spring I took my two children ages 12 and 14, along with their two friends, to look at spring wildflowers. We walked along the ... View More >
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NEOCycle Extravaganza! - {a guest blog post}

Posted: 9/8/2014
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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) a... View More >
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Scooping Up Smiles with Emerald Necklace Premium Ice Cream

Posted: 8/29/2014

We are all, of course, familiar with Cleveland Metroparks, also known as the Emerald Necklace.  And I’m sure you are also familiar with another well-known local company, Pierre’s Premium Ice Cream Company.  Well, what happens when the two meet?  A great new ice cream flavor, of cou... View More >
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This event tips the ‘scales’ on family fun

Posted: 8/20/2014
Posted By: Joe Yachanin

Have you ever gone for a hike in your favorite Cleveland Metroparks reservation and spotted a snake slithering across the path? Maybe you were wading in a creek when you noticed a turtle swim right past you. Cleveland is home to many different types of reptiles and here at Cleveland Metroparks, w... View More >
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How I Became a Nature Expert

Posted: 8/10/2014

How does a marketing seasonal end up identifying frogs at 8 a.m. on the Fourth of July? Well, I’m an unofficial part-time naturalist. Working at Cleveland Metroparks for two years has taught me so much about Cleveland and nature When I work in the marketing department, I have to immerse myself in... View More >
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Time flies when you're having summer fun!

Posted: 7/25/2014
Posted By: Laura Andrews

I don’t know about you, but summer always goes WAY too fast for me! Just as the weather becomes hot and sunny, I blink and we’re getting ready to start August. Where does the time go?! Because this seems to be a reoccurring phenomenon for me every summer, and because I’m an over-planner, I try to... View More >
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Rediscovering Cleveland Metroparks

Posted: 7/21/2014
Posted By: Linsey Saunier

Last spring, I decided to move back to Cleveland after living in Chicago for eight years. I loved Chicago, but was looking to be closer to my family and enjoy the outdoors more regularly. I have very fond memories of Cleveland Metroparks as I grew up near the South Chagrin reservation.  Week... View More >
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Music is in the summer air throughout Cleveland Metroparks

Posted: 7/9/2014
Posted By: Joe Yachanin

The lakefront happy hour concerts at Edgewater LIVE and Euclid Beach LIVE might be garnering the majority of the headlines and publicity, but the truth is there’s music in the air across many of Cleveland Metroparks reservations. The music begins on Wednesdays at Garfield Park Nature Center. From... View More >
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What's on your summer bucket list?

Posted: 6/24/2014
Posted By: Holly Keck

Maybe it was the summer solstice arriving on Saturday morning (June 21 st ) but I started thinking about my summer bucket list. I can't tell you how many times I've  made a list of things I wanted to do over the summer only to find come fall, I haven't  done a single thing on my list. K... View More >
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Swimming Suits Cleveland Metroparks

Posted: 6/9/2014

Water. On a sweltering summer day, cool water beckoning from a neighborhood pool or one of our many lakes can be all that stands between you and a mid-summer meltdown. However, to many, the water is both alluring and scary.  Statistics show that only 56 percent of Americans can perform the f... View More >
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Learning to Love the Lakefront

Posted: 5/23/2014

My relationship with Cleveland and its lakefront has had its ups and downs. A lot of my youth was spent in the honeymoon stage. I spent a lot of time at Edgewater Beach, digging tunnels to China in the sand, reenacting scenes from the Little Mermaid or hiding from 4 th of July fireworks ( I was t... View More >
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Red pandas, meerkats and golden lion tamarins…oh my!

Posted: 5/23/2014
Posted By: Laura Andrews

What do you usually think of when you hear the word carousel? Carousel horses right? I always think of the scene from Mary Poppins, as Mary, Bert and the children ride their horses right off the carousel and through the chalk country-side.  The new  Circle of Wildlife carousel  ope... View More >
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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – “The Story of Cleveland Metroparks Facebook Page”

Posted: 5/19/2014
Posted By: Eric Barnett

Here at Cleveland Metroparks, our Facebook page is a point of pride. We love all of the people who visit and interact with the Park District pretty much every single day. It’s a place where we make big announcements, share fun information, tell you exciting stories and let you know about what’s h... View More >
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Leaf Man

Posted: 5/2/2014

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you see the swoosh – Nike, the bullseye – Target, the golden arches – McDonalds… the Leaf Man -  Cleveland Metroparks, of course. You know, Cleveland Metroparks well-recognized logo – that we at the Park District fondly call, the Leaf Man.... View More >
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Where the Wildflowers Are. . .

Posted: 4/29/2014
Posted By: Holly Keck

Warm weather is here and spring wildflower season is already underway! When I read about Cleveland Metroparks Tour of Wildflowers, I thought it sounded like fun and something I could do with my kids over spring break. The first thing I did was signup online at clevelandmetroparks.com . I received... View More >
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Wild Ride at the Zoo was an idea 30 years in the making

Posted: 4/22/2014
Posted By: Joe Yachanin

Visiting Cleveland Metroparks Zoo was always a big deal when I was growing up. My family lived in a tiny house off Fulton Road, not too far south from Clark Avenue, and my mom was always looking for cost-effective ways to entertain us three kids. The Zoo was a great option (and still is) and it h... View More >
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Training your canine for the K-9 5K

Posted: 4/9/2014
Posted By: Linsey Saunier

The weather is warmer, the snow has melted, the flowers are blooming - there has never been a better time to get out and run.   Why not choose a reliable running companion who won’t cancel on you because the Indians game is in extra innings – your dog!   Last week, my dog Briar and I st... View More >
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5+ Ways to Stay Fit While Having Fun in Cleveland Metroparks

Posted: 4/4/2014
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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. Stan... View More >
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Making Summer Memories

Posted: 3/28/2014

Cleveland is finally catching spring fever, but if you’re anything like me, you’re ready to skip straight to summer.  My iPhone already has countdowns to my last college final (39 days!) and first day of summer vacation (44 days!). Looking back, some of my favorite summer memories revolve ar... View More >
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Emerald Necklace Hidden Gems

Posted: 3/21/2014

You probably have a great relationship with your local Cleveland Metroparks reservation. You run on the trails in the mornings, walk off big dinners there in the evenings and relax there on the weekends. There is no area of the reservation that you haven’t hiked, biked or driven through. You’ve e... View More >
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You're Not Alone

Posted: 3/14/2014

It was a long hard winter, but spring is on its way and warm weather is right around the corner, right? Could it actually be warming up? I can’t wait until the first really warm day of the year. After all the snow, ice and single digit temperatures, on the first nice day I want to do something ou... View More >
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The Best Buzzard Itinerary Ever

Posted: 3/7/2014
Posted By: Eric Barnett

This year the "Annual Return of the Buzzards" is special. For more than 55 years, without fail, the turkey vultures (a.k.a. buzzards) have returned to their roost in Hinckley Reservation on March 15. Normally this day falls in the middle of the week, which is the reason we started the Buzzard Sun... View More >
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Connecting People with Nature

Posted: 2/28/2014
Posted By: Holly Keck

Connecting people with nature is a mantra you hear repeated over and over at Cleveland Metroparks. It's verbally spoken by staff and volunteers, written in our mission statements and it's even captured in images featured in marketing materials. It's repeated by Outdoor Experiences, Outdoor Recrea... View More >
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Mill Creek Connector Trail, Phase-2 Project

Posted: 2/26/2014
Posted By: John Kilgore

Cleveland Metroparks has a long-term commitment to creating recreation connections into neighboring communities.  The Mill Creek Connector Trail is one such project.  Like beads on a necklace, the trail will link the Towpath Trail in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation with Bacci Park in ... View More >
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March Maple Madness

Posted: 2/21/2014
Posted By: Joe Yachanin

Maple sugaring season in Cleveland Metroparks is a sure sign that we are in the final throes of winter, and after the winter we've had, we need all the signs we can get. The annual tapping of the maple trees in the Rocky River Reservation is a Cleveland Metroparks tradition that dates back to the... View More >
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A Cleveland Metroparks winter gem: The RainForest

Posted: 2/14/2014
Posted By: Laura Andrews

Need a place to warm up this winter but want to stay close to home? Did you know Cleveland Metroparks Zoo offers a tropical oasis open year-round? It's The RainForest , and here, it's always 80 degrees! The RainForest opened on November 19, 1992 and recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The b... View More >
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7 Ways to Plan a Party in Cleveland Metroparks

Posted: 2/7/2014
Posted By: Danielle Garbo

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 Dis... View More >
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FootGolf - Just Kick It!

Posted: 1/31/2014

When I was asked to create a post for the new Cleveland Metroparks Blog, FootGolf was the only thing on my mind! Growing up a soccer player in Northeast Ohio and later becoming a certified coach, the game isn’t completely foreign to me. We used to play our own version of FootGolf all the time - a... View More >
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You Know You Work at Cleveland Metroparks When:

Posted: 1/24/2014

Telling someone you work for Cleveland Metroparks almost always leads to more questions. In the time since I’ve started working here, people always want to know more about what it’s like to for work for the oldest park district in Ohio. It’s safe to say in year and half I’ve been working here, I’... View More >
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Top 7 Wintertime Activities in Cleveland Metroparks

Posted: 1/16/2014
Posted By: Eric Barnett

In Northeast Ohio winter is often seen as a time to hibernate and stay indoors. Well, we here at Cleveland Metroparks don’t subscribe to this notion. Because, we know for a fact that there are amazing outdoor activities happening all around the Emerald Necklace. To help you make the most of this ... View More >
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Welcome to Cleveland Metroparks New Blog

Posted: 1/8/2014
Posted By: Eric Barnett

For nearly 100 years, Cleveland Metroparks has served the Northeast Ohio community, with a mission of conservation, education and recreation. This blog will be an extension of these goals and our commitment to the area. It will be updated regularly to provide you with exciting news, developments ... View More >