• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

Our Partners

There are eight key park partners that help the park achieve its mission:

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (formerly the Cuyahoga Valley National park Association)

  • Partner since 1974
  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization
  • Mission: to engage public support for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and enhance public use and enjoyment of the park

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

  • Partner since 1974
  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization
  • Mission: to provide heritage railroad and educational experiences within the Ohio & Erie Canalway and provide alternative transportation to and within CVNP

Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy

  • Partner since 1999
  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization
  • Works with CVNP and private farmers to establish sustainable, economical, and environmentally sound small-scale farms in the park, in order to preserve the valley's rural landscape
  • Mission: to support community-based food systems

Cleveland Metroparks

  • Partner since 1974
  • Owns and manages 4,750 acres within the boundary of CVNP (including Brecksville and Bedford reservations)
  • Operates park shelters, trail systems, a nature center, stables, two golf courses, and other park facilities
  • Coordinates closely with CVNP on a broad range of cultural and natural resource management and visitor services activities

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County

  • Partner since 1974
  • Owns and manages 3,325 acres within the boundary of CVNP (including Hampton Hills, O’Neil Woods, Furnace Run, and Deep Lock Quarry)
  • Operates park shelters, trail systems, and other park facilities
  • Coordinates closely with CVNP on a broad range of cultural and natural resource management and visitor services activities

Eastern National

  • Partner since 1981
  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization and official NPS cooperating association
  • Operates sales areas within park visitor centers, as well as funds and develops a variety of interpretive and educational media and projects
  • Mission: to promote the public’s understanding and support of America’s national parks and other public trusts

Ohio & Erie Canalway Association

  • Partner since 1996
  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization and official management entity for the Ohio & Erie Canalway
  • Implements the Canalway Management Plan and Matching Grant program
  • Mission: to work in partnership with local non-profit organizations and governments in the development and implementation of the Canalway Management Plan

Inn at Brandywine Falls

  • Partner since 1987
  • Private lessee operates the Inn through a 50-year lease
  • Six-room bed-and-breakfast for 12 to 16 guests on a year-round basis
  • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

For more information:
CVNP Partnership Coordinator, (440) 546-5908

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