Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) protects over 33,000 acres along the banks of the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. CVNP combines cultural, historical, and natural resources and visitor activities in one setting. CVNP is managed by the National Park Service, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The park is surrounded by15 cities, villages and townships; 7 school districts and 2 metropolitan park districts.
|Superintendent - Craig Kenkel|
|FY14 Base Operating Budget|
|95 permanent||25 temporary|
|6,281 volunteers||208,895 hours|
|Private with NPS
2013- 2,103,010 people
2014- 2,189,849 people
2015- 2,284,612 people
2016- 2,423,390 people
11th most visited national park since 2013
The Park's CreationEnabling Legislation December 27, 1974, P.L. 93-555 (Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area)
Name Change Legislation October 11, 2000, P.L. 106-291 (Cuyahoga Valley National Park)
PurposeTo preserve and protect for public use and enjoyment the historic, scenic, natural, and recreational values of the Cuyahoga River Valley and to maintain the open space necessary to the urban environment.
MissionTo preserve and protect for public use and enjoyment the historic, scenic, natural, and recreational values of the Cuyahoga River Valley, to maintain the open space necessary for the urban environment, and to provide for the recreational and educational needs of the visiting public.
Vision StatementBy fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and superior public service, CVNP will be widely recognized as a leader among national parks, and serving internationally as a symbol of human, urban, and ecosystem renewal.
The public will see CVNP as a major regional asset and national tourism destination. We will:
- Be a destination park for visitors from all 50 states. (What about internationally)
- Provide value and positive financial impact to the region.
- Foster safety in everything we do.
- Be considered a leader and innovator in:
- Stewardship of resources in an urban setting
- Visitor experience
- Embracing and leveraging park partners for success
Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area
The Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area is designated by Congress to help preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal that helped Ohio and our nation grow. Visitors can experience the heritage area and CVNP using the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, and America's Scenic Byway.
- Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
- Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
- Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy
- Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area
Cuyahoga Valley National Park: www.nps.gov/cuva
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park: www.conservancyforcvnp.org
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: www.cvsr.com
Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy: www.cvcountryside.org
Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area: www.ohioanderiecanalway.org