Fact Sheet

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Description

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
FY14 10.7 million
Visitation
FY16 2,423,391
Employees
95 permanent 25 temporary
Volunteers
6,281 volunteers 208,895 hours
Acreage
32,950 acres
Federal 19,113
Non-federal 13,837
Public land 8,962
Private land 1,638
Private with NPS
easements
1,321
Private institutional
ownership
1,423

Visitation Statistics

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 Creation

Enabling 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)

Purpose

To 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.

Mission

To 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 Statement

By 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:
    • Education
    • 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.

Partnerships

  • Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
  • Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy
  • Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area
For More Information
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



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Last updated: July 31, 2017

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Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(330) 657-2752

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