Institute of the Great Outdoors
Does a weekend backpacking trip sound like fun, but you don't
know how to get started? Have you watched someone paddle a
kayak, navigate with a compass or fish with a fly rod, and
wished you knew how? Cleveland Metroparks Institute of
the Great Outdoors (IGO) is the focal point of outdoor
recreation activities in Cleveland Metroparks.
Through the Institute, you can take part in year-round activities that help you develop outdoor skills. And, learning a skill is only one of IGO's features. Enjoy an eco-tour or have fun stand up paddleboarding, backpacking, or mountain biking as you learn about the environment and the need to be responsible stewards of the great outdoors.
Participate with Cleveland Metroparks Institute of the Great
Outdoors to meet new friends, learn new skills and discover
the outdoors and yourself.
The IGO Mission
To provide natural resource based outdoor recreational experiences and classes that enable participants of all abilities to connect with nature.
Maps & Info
Office Open Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
11350 Broadway Avenue, Garfield Heights, OH 44125