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Brook Park in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John J. Donnelly

Rocky River Nature Center

 

—Cleveland Metroparks —

 
John J. Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lora Szloh, May 30, 2010
1. John J. Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center Marker
Inscription. The John J. Donnelly Rocky River nature center is designated to commemorate the distinguished service of the honorable John J. Donnelly to Cleveland Metro parks. During his 17-year tenure (1991-2008) as Senior Probate Judge of Cuyahoga County, Judge John J. Donnelly offered exceptional leadership to the park district through his appointment of park commissioners. The legacy of Judge John J. Donnelly in sustaining Cleveland Metro parks mission of conservation, education and recreation will serve as a tribute to the area citizens for future generations.

October 2008
Board of Park Commissioners
William J. Ryan
Fred Rzepka
David W. Whitehead
 
Erected 2008 by Board of Park Commissioners.
 
Location. 41° 24.55′ N, 81° 53.052′ W. Marker is in Brook Park, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker can be reached from Valley Parkway near Cedar Point Road, on the left. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24000 Valley Pkwy, Brookpark OH 44142, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parker Ranch (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joseph Peake's Farm (approx. ¾ mile away); Butternut Ridge Cemetery 1835
John J. Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lora Szloh, May 30, 2010
2. John J. Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center Marker
View of Rocky River from overlook. (top of stairs)
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Coe Ridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Springvale Ballroom (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Oxcart Library (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Ark (approx. 2.3 miles away); Berea Union Depot (approx. 2.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. You have to park in the parking lot and walk into the nature center area. Just before the building is the marker. There are a few plaques back there as well. You walk along a beautiful wooded walkway near a still wetland tributary to Rocky River. Behind the building are stairs leading to an overlook that looks down on the Rocky River. (pic included)
 
Additional keywords. Nature, Rocky River
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryNatural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels
 
John J. Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lora Szloh, May 30, 2010
3. John J. Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center Marker
John J. Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lora Szloh, May 30, 2010
4. John J. Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center Marker
Back of building, appears to be a gathering area for discussions or walking groups.
John J. Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lora Szloh, May 30, 2010
5. John J. Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center Marker
This is the view from top of stairs at lookout.
 
 
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