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National Park Offers Sign Language Interpretation for Special Event

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Date: May 15, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) strives to remove barriers and build enjoyable experiences for everyone. This summer, the park will present its very popular Campfire Tales complete with American Sign Language interpreters. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. We'll play games on the Ledges lawn, and then light the campfire and share some good old-fashioned campfire tales. Afterwards, enjoy the tranquility of an evening in your national park. Alcohol is prohibited. Meet at the Ledges Shelter, 6 p.m. for family activities, and 7 p.m. for the campfire.

Scheduled Campfires

  • Thursday, June 13 - Ohio Ghost Stories
  • Thursday, July 18 - Roaring 20s
  • Thursday, August 15 - Flood of 1913

The Ledges Shelter is located on Truxell / Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264.

If you or your organization have suggestions for programming that makes the national park more accessible to visitors with special needs, contact Park Ranger Margaret Adams at 216-524-1497, ext. 225 or email e-mail us.

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.


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Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.