Each year, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) welcomes over two million visitors, with 20 percent coming from out-of-state. However, the park lacks an essential piece to welcome all these people: a full-service, central visitor center.
Soon, CVNP will be able to welcome visitors to a new, state-of-the-art visitor center. This “front door” to the park will help orient new visitors to the Cuyahoga Valley and connect locals to its wide array of landscapes and programs.
The new Boston Mills Visitor Center will serve as a central, one-stop resource—a destination for visitors to plan their journeys in the national park and Ohio & Erie Canalway.
The project includes a main visitor center building and two smaller buildings nearby, which will serve as public restrooms and office space. Each will see a complete rehabilitation in keeping with the historic feel of the Village of Boston. An outdoor pavilion and courtyard will provide visitors with park information and resources 24/7, while indoor exhibits will orient visitors to the park and its geography, natural resources, history, & surrounding areas.
In close partnership with the National Park Service, the Conservancy is managing the fundraising, planning, design, and construction for the project. When it's complete, the Conservancy will "hand over the keys" to the National Park Service, which will be responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the property.
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Monday, April 24
Drop by anytime between 3-6 p.m.
Happy Days Lodge
at 500 W. Streetsboro St
Learn more about the visitor center project and give your feedback on early stages of design for the buildings, site, and exhibits. No registration necessary.
Location: SE corner of Riverview & Boston Mills roads, Village of Boston
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Cost: $5.9 million
- 2017: Planning & design
- 2018: Construction begins
- 2019: Planned opening
- Architecture: Peninsula Architects
- Engineering: Environmental Design Group
- Exhibits: Hilferty & Associates
- Construction Manager: Regency Construction Services