Cuyahoga Valley National Park News
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National Park Service seeks comments on draft Circulation Environmental Assessment
June 1, 2023 | 8:16 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park invites the public to review and comment on, from June 7 – July 11, the draft Circulation Environmental Assessment (EA), which is an important component of implementing the park’s Community Access Plan.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park welcomes increasing number of visitors
March 21, 2023 | 7:00 am
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has seen an increase in visitation, making it the ninth most visited national park in 2022 with nearly 3 million recreational visits. While the entire national park system experienced a dip in visitation during the pandemic, CVNP saw a marked increase in 2020. Visitation numbers this past year have surpassed 2020.
Ongoing soil monitoring shows increasing erosion along Cuyahoga Valley scenic railway
March 3, 2023 | 4:16 pm
Beginning today, March 3, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is suspending its modified train operations and spring activities in the park. Ongoing geotechnical soil monitoring in recent weeks identified increasing erosion along the 26-mile scenic and educational railway in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
National Park Service seeks volunteers
January 13, 2023 | 12:17 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is hosting a volunteer open house on Sunday, January 29 from 1-4 pm at Happy Days Lodge, located at 500 W. Streetsboro Road (Route 303), Peninsula, OH 44264
National Park Service purchases 198 acres in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) from Conservancy
January 11, 2023 | 10:30 am
The National Park Service closed on the purchase of 198 acres of the 213-acre former Brandywine Golf Course property on Dec. 28, 2022, from the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). This land purchase in the heart of CVNP is an important part of the park’s long-term plan for improved public access and habitat restoration in the area. The remaining 15 acres of the property is retained by the Conservancy for CVNP.
National Park Service to conduct prescribed fire
October 20, 2022 | 3:09 pm
The National Park Service will conduct a prescribed fire in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as conditions allow, on Monday, October 24. The goal of the planned fire is to improve natural habitat. Specifically, the prescribed fire will burn the invasive plant species, create good soil conditions for native seeds, and maintain grassland bird habitats.
National Park Service closes portions of tracks to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad operations
October 13, 2022 | 12:11 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) has closed portions of the tracks used by Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) due to significant erosion from the Cuyahoga River.
Towpath Trail section Cuyahoga Valley National Park to close October 11-14 for tree work
October 7, 2022 | 12:00 pm
The Towpath Trail between Vaughn Road and the northernmost entrance to the Old Carriage Trail is closed October 11-14 for tree and vegetation removal near power lines.
National Park Service announces $9.8 million infrastructure investment to address legacy pollution in parks
May 27, 2022 | 10:28 am
The National Park Service has received approximately $9.8 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to plug, remediate and reclaim abandoned oil and gas well sites in seven national parks. Overall, bureaus within the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture will address 277 high-priority wells that pose threats to human health and safety, the climate, wildlife and natural resources.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park temporarily closes Brandywine Falls parking lot for public safety
May 5, 2022 | 10:35 am
Due to multiple construction projects in the area, Brandywine Falls parking lot, the upper section of the Brandywine Gorge Trail and a section of the Summit Metroparks Bike & Hike Trail are closed until September 30. The park will regularly assess conditions and open sooner if it is safe do do so.