Pamela Barnes

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CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is thanking the public for helping to successfully identify suspects who vandalized property in the park.

National Park Plans to Reopen All Facilities This Week

Jan 28, 2019
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The Cuyahoga Valley National park is reopening its facilities to the public.

The five week government shutdown had reduced operations at the park. The park was still open to the public. However, the bathrooms and the visitor’s center were closed, and snow removal wasn’t taking place.

Spokeswoman Pamela Barnes says regular operations will resume Wednesday, but upcoming harsh weather conditions aren't a concern.

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A large-scale volunteer program at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is turning 25 this year.

The Trailblazers program started in 1993, with the opening of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Participants work in pairs patrolling 110 miles of trail in the national park and assisting visitors with everything from flat tires to basic first aid.

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CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

A new report finds that the Cuyahoga Valley National Park had an economic impact of $87 million dollars and supported nearly a thousand local jobs in Northeast Ohio last year.

The report by the National Park Service shows that two and a half million visitors spent money in areas like dining and lodging.