The Underrated Cleveland Park You Should Absolutely Spend More Time In

Summer is coming, and the changes around Greater Cleveland are noticeable. Trees are verdant and lush, wildflowers are blooming, and those pesky little dandelions are popping up on everyone’s grass. The shift in Cleveland’s natural environment is humbling, and there is no better place to experience it than in the Cleveland Metroparks. This summer, however, you should take the time to explore some of the hidden gems in the Metroparks… you never know what splendid stories you may uncover.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

This lovely little park is overflowing with history and beauty and it’s too close to home to not pay it a visit. Which park in the Cleveland Metroparks is your favorite to visit in the summer? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share photos from your outdoor adventures with us on our Ohio Nature Lovers Facebook group or by tagging us on Instagram using #onlyincleveland!

For an alternative glimpse into this park’s history, check out these haunting photos of Gordon Park’s abandoned aquarium.