The Cleveland Metroparks


The Cleveland Metroparks


Sarah Inglish


Also known as the Emerald Necklace ... the Cleveland Metroparks is one of city’s highlights. Conceived by engineer William Stinchcomb back in 1917, this system of sixteen reservations encircles the city of Cleveland to create a 21,000 acre park district, the oldest in Ohio.

Residents of the Cleveland area go to the Metroparks to enjoy the many activities available including hiking, swimming, golfing, boating, horseback riding and sledding, as well as to delight in some of the most beautiful scenic views in Greater Cleveland.

Nature centers, trails and educational programs offer visitors unique opportunities to learn about the area's wildlife.

The photographs are from the Cleveland Press Collection and represent 9 of the 16 reservations in the Cleveland Metroparks system.

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The Cleveland Memory Project is a freely searchable online collection of digital photos, texts, oral histories, videos and other local history resources, built by the Michael Schwartz Library at the Cleveland State University in collaboration with a host of community partners around Northeast Ohio.

The Cleveland Metroparks