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Garfield Park Reservation

Garfield Park Reservation is located in Garfield Heights. The reservation features a nature center, picnic areas, a wetland, and trails. The history of Garfield Park dates back almost a century. In 1894, the city of Cleveland purchased three farms, a half mile south of the city limits as a site for a new south side park. It was officially opened in 1895, as Newburg Park, and soon thereafter re-named Garfield Park. Much of the beautiful stonework still evident in the reservation today dates from the 1930s New Deal Era projects. Garfield Park was leased to Cleveland Metroparks in 1986.

The old lake beds have been reclaimed by nature and are managed as green space for wildlife. The rich deep woodlands support a host of songbirds throughout the year.

For educational programming at Garfield Park Center, please call CanalWay Center at 216-206-1000.

Recreation in Garfield Park Reservation

Biking Exercising Exploring Nature/Geology Hiking and Walking Reservable Picnic Areas Shared-Use Picnic Areas Play Areas Wildlife Viewing/Birding Visit a Nature Center