Led by CEO Brian Zimmerman, Cleveland Metroparks was recently named the best park district in the nation and presented with the prestigious 2016 National Gold Medal Award for excellence in Parks and Recreation Management. From its first three acres of land nearly 100 years ago, to now more than 23,000 acres spanning six Northeast Ohio counties, the park district attracts nearly 18 million recreational visits annually. With several innovative projects in process, Zimmerman’s guidance has been instrumental in activating transformative projects, including a nearly $8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant, the largest awarded to Cleveland Metroparks yet. Zimmerman’s vision and leadership continue to take Cleveland Metroparks into its next century of stewardship.
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