Celebrating our Past and Building for our next 100 years
Brecksville Reservation is one of the nine original parks that became part of Cleveland Metroparks one hundred years ago. Today, its natural characteristics remain very similar to when Cleveland Metroparks was founded. The dramatic gorges of shale and sandstone above Chippewa Creek provide not only a beautiful backdrop for three distinctly different types of forested areas, but continue to sustain this unique range of natural resources.
Brecksville Nature Center opened in 1939 as a Works Progress Administration era ‘trailside museum.’ Since that time it has connected visitors of all ages and abilities with nature and become one of the most cherished places within Cleveland Metroparks. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and believed to be the only remaining WPA era trailside museum that operates as an outdoor educational facility in Ohio.
As part of its Centennial Celebration, Cleveland Metroparks is building the Trailside Program Center adjacent to the Nature Center. This new facility will provide additional space for all of Brecksville’s programs: school field trips, summer camps, preschool activities and seasonal opportunities for all ages. The Trailside Program Center will also provide space for staff and volunteers to prepare exhibits and materials for programs to allow visitors to fully utilize the Nature Center. Cleveland Metroparks goal is for construction to begin in spring 2017 with completion in November.
Your gift in support of the Trailside Program Center will be an important part of the future of Brecksville Reservation.
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