Summit Metro Parks acquired the 195-acre former Valley View Golf Course fulfilling the long-term vision of connecting three parks—Cascade Valley, Gorge and Sand Run—creating 1,700 contiguous acres of natural green space.
When opened, the new area will offer free public access to scenic vistas, the Cuyahoga River, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and over 150 miles of hiking trails.
An extensive, state-of-the-art ecological restoration project has restored wetlands, planted trees and created verdant native meadows. Facilities will include a renovated historic barn, a boathouse and river access area, and new trails for biking and hiking. Plus, work is underway to restore 5,100 linear feet of the Cuyahoga River to its natural state, a monumental leap forward for the vibrancy of the river.
By connecting with donors like you, we are continuing to transform the landscape, creating beautiful, natural, accessible green spaces for people—now and for generations to come.