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Contact: Pamela Barnes, 4402415857
Cuyahoga Valley National Park News Release
For Immediate Release April 4, 2020
Contact: Pamela Barnes, e-mail us, 440-241-5857
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is modifying operations to implement local health guidance
Brecksville – Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), in response to guidance from Ohio Department of Health, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As of April 4, CVNP will offer very limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At CVNP the following services and operations will be suspended in order to comply with the state and local health guidance:
- Brandywine Falls boardwalk is closed
- Brandywine Falls parking is closed Sunday, April 5, and may reopen on a limited basis
- Blue Hen Falls parking is closed
- Restrooms are closed, portable toilets available at popular locations
- Boston Mill Visitor Center (closed as of March 17)
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at CVNP is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will notify the public of any further closures, and when we resume full operations. Updates are available on our website and social media channels.
Other outdoor spaces at CVNP remain accessible to the public, where it is possible to remain in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance. Howe Meadow, while usually only open for special events, has been opened as a large space for outdoor activity that is conducive to social distancing. Visit the park’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for ways to connect virtually.
If contemplating a visit to a national park during this pandemic, the NPS asks visitors to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safer and healthier.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural resources in one setting.