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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • 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 »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • 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 »

Our Staff & Offices

Superintendent’s Office

  • Management and policy
  • Planning
  • Land acquisition
  • Community relations
  • Partnerships
  • Development

Acting Superintendent: Paul J. Stoehr
Acting Deputy Superintendent: Lisa Petit, Ph.D.


Interpretation, Education & Visitor Services

  • Interpretive programming
  • Educational services
  • Special events
  • Exhibits and publications
  • Web services
  • Cultural arts
  • Volunteers

Chief: Jennie Vasarhelyi


Visitor and Resource Protection

  • Visitor protection
  • Cultural and natural resource protection
  • Law enforcement
  • Search and rescue
  • Facility security
  • Park use permits
  • Radio communications
  • Safety

Chief: Chris Ryan


Resource Management

  • Vegetation and wildlife management
  • Water resources
  • Exotic species
  • Research
  • Oil and gas management
  • Environmental compliance
  • Fisheries
  • Site and facility planning
  • Architecture and engineering
  • Historic preservation and research
  • GIS and mapping
  • Archeology

Acting Chief: Rob Bobel


Administration

  • Purchasing and contracts
  • Budget and finance
  • Property management
  • Information technology
  • Human resources

Chief: Barbara Fearon


Facility Management

  • Utility systems
  • Buildings
  • Grounds
  • Trails
  • Roads
  • Railroad infrastructure
  • Historic building rehabilitation

Chief: Eric Semple

If you are searching for a particular park employee, visit the NPS Directory.

Did You Know?

Image of Civilian Conservation Corps statue outside Happy Days Visitor Center.

During the Great Depression, the "boys of Company 567" of the Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape the landscape that would later become Cuyahoga Valley National Park by constructing buildings, playfields, and a lake, as well as planting over 100 acres of trees.