Expanding the Vision
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Congressman Ralph Regula valued Cuyahoga Valley National Park because it provided open space for outdoor recreation. He supported the park as a place that could be visited more affordably and frequently than remote western national parks, and often remarked that he saw the park emerging as the "Central Park” for northeast Ohio. In 1996 Congressman Regula sponsored legislation that expanded the park vision. This legislation created the Ohio & Erie Canalway, which stretches 110 miles from Cleveland to New Philadelphia and extends the Towpath Trail and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Through the Canalway, the national park has become physically connected to local parks and 40 communities along the Ohio & Erie Canal.
Regula's passion for canal
preservation predates his time
in Congress. In 1964, the State
of Ohio was seeking to dispose
of its canal lands. Alarmed at
this prospect, Regula worked
to have them transferred to his
home county, Stark County,
in anticipation of future park
development. He generated
interest in the canal by encouraging extensive newspaper coverage
by the Canton Repository.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 41° 12.233′ N, 81° 34.967′ W. Marker is in Everett, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on Everett Road 0.2 miles south of Oak Hill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2370 Everett Rd, Peninsula OH 44264, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birth of the Park Idea (here, next to this marker); John F. Seiberling (here, next to this marker); Rallying Support for the Park Idea (here, next to this marker); Ralph Regula: Creating a Legacy (here, next to this marker); Building a National Park (here, next to this marker); Everett Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Ira Cemetery Information Board (approx. 1.1 miles away); Robert L. Hunker (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Everett.
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