Photographs of the Cleveland Metroparks

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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Credits and Appreciation

This website is the practicum project of Library and Information Science student, Sarah Inglish. She would like to thank Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, CSU Library; Lynn Bycko, Special Collections Specialist, CSU Library; Joanne Cornelius, Supervisor, Digital Production Unit, CSU Library; Kiffany Francis, Metadata/Communication Librarian, CSU Library; and Lauren Felder, Web Specialist, CSU Library for all their assistance.