Strategic Action Plan
Strategic Planning is an important process for any organization in order to set priorities and focus. Beginning in late 2015, staff at Cuyahoga Valley National Park came together to work on developing a Strategic Action Plan. As a result of the development process, it became apparent that the time is right for a Strategic Action Plan with a focus on the Cuyahoga River Watershed. This focus will allow Cuyahoga Valley National Park and its partners the opportunity to highlight the importance of this key feature of the park’s enabling legislation.

To read Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Strategic Action Plan 2016 - 2021 click here.

Visitors enjoying the sunset and colorful trees at the Ledges Overlook in the fall
The Ledges Overlook in CVNP


Mission Statement
The park's mission statement pulls key language from the park purpose set by the law the created the park in 1974:

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.

Foundation Document
Every unit of the national park system is required to have a formal statement of its core mission that will provide basic guidance for all planning and management decisions. Click here to download the July 2013 Foundation Document Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


Discover the Story of Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Western Reserve PBS created a one-hour documentary, Generations: Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This video tells the story of the park's natural wonders and the people whose lives have crossed its many paths. Click here to watch Generations: Cuyahoga Valley National Park online.

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Last updated: January 9, 2018

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15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


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