Cleveland Metroparks

North Chagrin Reservation

Having recently moved back to Cleveland after 10 years of living in Berlin, Germany, one of things I enjoy doing most in my free time is visiting the amazing park system. For those of us living in Lakewood, the parks are easily accessible and offer us space for such a variety of activities (walking, jogging, fishing, sports and meeting with family and friends). And if you haven't gone recently I recommend finding the time to visit.

The creation of the Cleveland Metropark District was due to the initiative of a young, self-taught engineer who had conceived the idea of an outer chain of parks with connecting boulevards. His name? William Stinchcomb. This idea first came to light in 1905 and has developed into what we now enjoy and know as the Cleveland Metroparks.

Josh Yellon is a professional saxophonist and avid photographer.

Josh Yellon

I am a professional saxophonist and avid photographer.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 9:23 PM, 01.22.2013