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Lock 29 Trailhead Parking Lot is Temporarily Closed For Repairs

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Date: August 16, 2012
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio- The National Park Service announces a temporary closure of the Lock 29 Trailhead parking lot in the Village of Peninsula for repair and rehabilitation. The closure will begin Monday, August 20 and reopen on Friday, August 31, 2012. This project is funded by the Federal Highway Administration.

·The parking lot will be closed to ALL pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles from Monday, August 20 until Thursday, August 23. There will be no access to the Towpath Trail.

·On Friday, August 24 through Thursday, August 30, the parking lot remains closed but access to the Towpath Trail will be open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic ONLY.

·The parking lot will reopen to all traffic on Friday, August 31.

The Lock 29 overflow lot will remain open and an additional lot within the Terry Lumber complex will be leased by Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Signs will be placed to direct visitors to the train and the trailhead.

Please respect all closures for the safety of the staff, public, and the resource.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.


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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.