During the construction season, the National Park Service typically has multiple projects happening to improve Cuyahoga Valley's buildings and trails. These are in addition to our river restoration projects. Sometimes our employees and volunteers do the work themselves. Other times, it is done by contractors or partners.
Restoring Open Space through the Great American Outdoors Act
Made possible with funding from the Legacy Restoration Fund, created by the Great American Outdoors Act, 33 non-historic structures will be removed from 11 parcels of land throughout the park, and approximately 12 acres of land will be restored to a natural state.
Brandywine Falls Restroom Improvements
The contractor will begin work at the Brandywine Falls Trailhead in early October 2021. We will be adding plumbed toilets with running water and sanitary sewer treatment. Click the photo on the left for details.
Blue Hen Falls and the Buckeye Trail
From May to November 2021, a National Park Service crew is completing a major improvement project on the Buckeye Trail between Boston and Blue Hen Falls. Through hikers can follow a detour using the Towpath Trail. Access to Blue Hen Falls will be closed for the duration of the project. For background information and a map of detour, see our news release. The photo gallery below describes the project in more detail, showing the work as it progresses.
Repairs at Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
Starting in September 2021, a contractor will begin a series of cyclical maintenance improvements to campus buildings. November Lodge will get a new roof. Exterior painting will be done at November Lodge, Lipscomb House, Lipscomb Barn, and Administration. Windows and doors will be replaced throughout Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center.
New Pedestrian Bridge in Boston
The Summit County Engineer is working with the National Park Service to build a pedestrian bridge over the Cuyahoga River that links Boston Mill Visitor Center with Boston Store Trailhead. Planning and design is happening in 2021. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2022 and last about six months. Visit the Summit County Engineer's project page for more information, including a map and design drawings.
Last updated: January 12, 2022