The Economic Benefits of Cleveland Metroparks

Public park and trail systems are a valuable component of healthy cities. Cleveland Metroparks commissioned a study of the economic benefits of the Park District’s amenities in 2013, which showed that the district’s reservations and trails provided significant economic benefits to the local community—generating hundreds of millions of dollars in economic benefits each year.

This report provides an update to the 2013 study and analyzes the significant economic benefits that the Cleveland Metroparks reservations, zoo, and trails provide to the community.

As a whole, the report demonstrates that the Park District’s continued investments provide extensive economic benefit, which has grown by millions of dollars in the five years since the previous study.

Cleveland Metroparks enhances property values, reduces stormwater runoff, filters pollutants from the air, attracts visitors to the community, provides recreational opportunities for residents, contributes to the multimodal transportation network, improves community health, and boosts economic development. These amenities support local jobs, increase spending at local businesses, decrease costs, and generate local tax revenue.

To learn more about the economic benefits generated, please download the full report, available here:

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