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    Cuyahoga Valley

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    Valley Picnic Area Parking Lot is closed for the replacement of the damaged culvert on the Plateau Trail, from dusk on Monday, September22 to 5 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014. Access to Plateau Trail is via the Oak Hill Trailhead. Loop unavailable.

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    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

Update to Ira Road Closure

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Date: October 31, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio – National Park Service (NPS) rangers and Ohio EPA continue to assess the hazardous materials found in dumped containers on Ira Road between Akron Peninsula Road and Riverview Road. The containers are being removed and the area is being cleaned by Chemtron Corp. NPS anticipates reopening the road in the late afternoon today.

The dumping is being investigated by the Ohio EPA with the assistance of the National Park Service and the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department. The National Park Service is seeking any information from the public about the dumping that occurred Wednesday, October 30, at roughly 8:30 p.m. on Ira Road. Please contact the National Park Service dispatch at 440-546-5945 if you have any information.

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?

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.