Cuyahoga Valley National Park News
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park receives $14 million to improve infrastructure for towpath trail and railroad
September 27, 2022 | 7:44 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has received approximately $14 million through the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) to stabilize the riverbank at sites along the Cuyahoga River where erosion threatens the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the tracks for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Work is expected to begin in October and continue through early 2025.
National Park Service seeks to improve Cuyahoga Valley National Park experiences
July 6, 2022 | 10:24 am
Brecksville, OH – To improve the park experience for all visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), the National Park Service (NPS) wants to hear from the public. Input is needed to help planners finalize the park’s draft Community Access Plan. The public comment period is July 18 – September 16, 2022.
National Park Service announces $9.8 million infrastructure investment to address legacy pollution in parks
May 27, 2022 | 10:28 am
The National Park Service has received approximately $9.8 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to plug, remediate and reclaim abandoned oil and gas well sites in seven national parks. Overall, bureaus within the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture will address 277 high-priority wells that pose threats to human health and safety, the climate, wildlife and natural resources.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park temporarily closes Brandywine Falls parking lot for public safety
May 5, 2022 | 10:35 am
Due to multiple construction projects in the area, Brandywine Falls parking lot, the upper section of the Brandywine Gorge Trail and a section of the Summit Metroparks Bike & Hike Trail are closed until September 30. The park will regularly assess conditions and open sooner if it is safe do do so.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park to conduct prescribed fires
March 31, 2022 | 4:12 pm
The National Park Service will conduct prescribed fires at 3 locations in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, when conditions allow, between April 1 and April 15. The goal of the planned fires is to improve natural habitat. The total area to be burned is approximately 233 acres.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park to conduct emergency riverbank stabilization along railroad tracks
March 4, 2022 | 12:23 pm
Due to significant erosion from the Cuyahoga River, an emergency riverbank stabilization is necessary in Brecksville near the Columbia Run picnic area. Out of an abundance of caution, the National Park Service and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad have determined that train operations will be modified to avoid the area until the repairs are complete.
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.
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.
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.
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.