For Kids

ranger leading a program for kids
Ranger leading a program with a group of children.

Start Your Journey Here!

If you are planning a trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park check out our list of fun events below happening this year! Also visit our calendar and facebook page for a listing of events!

If you're doing research for a project check out the links below for more information! Keep your eyes peeled for over 70 special videos where local students got their questions answered by park experts. Under Park Fun, look for interviews with real kids about what they enjoy doing in the park. Under People of the Past, you will find writings by people who lived in and near the Cuyahoga Valley, describing their personal experiences. How did we do it all? Check out Behind the Scenes!


Things To Do!

Become a Junior Ranger

A Junior Ranger is a young person between the ages of 7 and 12 who completes the Junior Ranger activities and promises to help care for and learn more about their national park. Children 4 to 6 years old explore the park on their own level as a Junior Ranger, Jr. Join us on many ranger led hikes and learning experiances!

Go Questing

Find more than 40 adventures-called quests-in the Ohio & Erie Canalway! Put on your sleuthing hat and follow rhyming clues and a curious map to each hidden quest box. Along the way, discover the area's treasures—the natural and cultural gems of the Canalway.

Volunteer in the Park

Make a contribution to Cuyahoga Valley National Park and our community! You can help the park fulfill its mission to provide visitor enjoyment and preserve resources.

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Every Kid in a Park logo

Every Kid in a Park

Fourth graders can earn a free pass to visit public lands with their families! Complete a fun activity to get your pass and start exploring. Visit Every Kid in a Park for more information.

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Get up, Get out & Go! logo

Get Up, Get Out & Go!
Get Up, Get Out & Go! (GGG) is a FREE outdoor recreational program for kids ages 11 to 14 and their families to get out into their national park, Summit Metro Parks, and Cleveland Metroparks. Click here to learn what's happening this summer!

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Let's Move Outside logo

Let's Move Outside
Regular exercise in nature is proven to improve children's physical and mental health. Outdoor activity helps kids maintain a healthy weight, boosts their immunity and bone health, and lowers stress.

Let's Move Outside, administered by the Department of Interior, was created to get kids and families to take advantage of America's great outdoors. Kids need at least 60 minutes of active and vigorous play each day to stay healthy, and one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to meet this goal is by playing outside.Click here to learn more about the Let's Move Outside campaign.

Last updated: January 30, 2019

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Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(330) 657-2752

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