Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014
Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures
Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »
Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake
Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »
The park's mission statement pulls key language from the park purpose set by the law the created the park in 1974:
To preserve and protect for public use and enjoyment the historic, scenic, natural, and recreational values of the Cuyahoga River Valley, to maintain the open space necessary for the urban environment, and to provide for the recreational and educational needs of the visiting public.
Every unit of the national park system is required to have a formal statement of its core mission that will provide basic guidance for all planning and management decisions. Click here to download the July 2013 Foundation Document Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
By fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and superior public service, Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be widely recognized as a leader among national parks.
The public will see Cuyahoga Valley National Park as a major regional asset and national tourism destination.
This means that we will:
· Be a destination park for visitors from all 50 states.
The goals that will define the park's strategic activities over the next several years are:
Did You Know?
Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.