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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has information about specific areas that are currently open and closed. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Ohio and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Ohio and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 13, 2021
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Cuyahoga Valley National Park - News section for more.

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park awards $2 million contract to restore open space

    January 13, 2022 | 10:39 am

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has started a $2 million project to remove vacant structures and restore natural landscapes throughout the park. Funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), the enhancements will provide increased recreational opportunities for park visitors. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2022. Updates will be posted on the park website.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Karen Dorn selected as Cuyahoga Valley National Park deputy superintendent

    January 12, 2022 | 9:30 am

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) superintendent Lisa Petit announced the selection of Karen Dorn as deputy superintendent. Petit and Dorn also oversee James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor and First Ladies National Historic Site in Canton. Dorn currently serves as superintendent of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Chillicothe, Ohio. She will transfer into her new role in mid-February.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park to improve Brandywine Falls facilities

    January 6, 2022 | 11:57 am

    Brandywine Falls trailhead is getting a new restroom with running water. Construction will be January through fall of 2022.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park announces ranger-led activities for winter 2021 and spring 2022

    December 3, 2021 | 10:57 am

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) invites the public to register for outdoor ranger-guided activities throughout the upcoming winter and spring seasons.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad urge visitors to play it safe around railroad tracks

    August 31, 2021 | 8:51 am

    Cuyahoga Valley National Parks announced that railroad tracks and 4 feet beyond the railroad ties are closed to pedestrians. Walking on or too close to the tracks poses a significant safety hazard.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park to extend closure of Buckeye Trail section and Blue Hen Falls

    August 24, 2021 | 8:19 am

    The Buckeye Trail closure between Riverview Road in Boston Township and Snowville Road in Brecksville is extended until November 5.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service reopens Canal Exploration Center

    August 3, 2021 | 11:58 am

    Brecksville, OH – Cuyahoga Valley National Park has reopened Canal Exploration Center in Valley View. The center is open Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service to temporarily close Terra Vista Natural Study area for restoration work

    August 3, 2021 | 11:08 am

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) will close Terra Vista Natural Study Area on Tinkers Creek Road in Valley View for habitat restoration work August 4 – 8 from 8 am – 5 pm.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lisa Petit selected as superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    July 23, 2021 | 12:32 pm

    A new superintendent was named for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, First Ladies National Historic Site, and James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Find out more about Lisa Petit.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lisa Petit selected as superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    July 23, 2021 | 10:56 am

    National Park Service Regional Director Bert Frost announced the selection of Dr. Lisa Petit as superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a position that also oversees operations at James A. Garfield National Historic Site and First Ladies National Historic Site. She has been serving in the position for the past 6 months and will assume the permanent role as superintendent in the coming weeks.

    Read more at nps.gov