Public Involvement

One person rides away on an unpaved path on a foggy summer morning. The grass and trees are all bright green.
A lone visitor enjoys an early morning bike ride.

NPS / Prekop

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Needs Your Input

The National Park Service (NPS) invites you to collaborate on development of a Community Access Plan for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The park wants your help identifying issues that impact you, your community, and how you experience the park - such as congested areas, ease of flow, and equitable access. The plan will identify solutions that will enhance visitor experiences and protect the park’s natural and cultural environment. Your input will help us understand your needs, the types of experiences you like, and what experiences you would like to see in the future.


How to Get Involved

  • Watch for opportunities to get updates on the process, provide further input and discuss community access and experiences during this multi-year planning process.
  • Contact the park any time during the process at or 440-343-7352.

Key issues and opportunities addressed the plan include:

  • Improving equitable and inclusive access and experiences that serve a diverse community and visitors
  • Wayfinding, circulation, and visitor information challenges
  • Visitor use that is concentrated in key locations, which causes congestion and, in some cases, user conflict
  • Impacts to cultural resources
  • Impacts to natural resources
  • Providing diverse recreation opportunities, like camping
  • Bolstering relationships with partners and communities
  • Evaluating commercial services and opportunities available through the park’s lands and leasing program and through permit systems
Large Image: Two children, one white girl an a black boy, pet four docile, woolly sheep with supervision from a farmer and another adult. There is a wooden fence by the sheep an green grass all around.
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Image Caption: Park Partner programs allow school groups to come to the park to learn about the history of farming in the valley.
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Last updated: May 27, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(440) 717-3890

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