Building a National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The law that established Cuyahoga Valley National Park in 1974 did so in name only. The hard work of building the park remained ahead. Over the next 34 years, Congressman Ralph Regula championed the park in the House of Representatives. He helped guide over $200 million to the park to purchase land, restore historic structures, and establish activities for the public's enjoyment. He emphasized park development, recognizing that quality facilities and programs are essential to public enjoyment.
In 2000, Regula shepherded the park's name change from Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, giving the park a more recognizable identity as a unit of the National Park System.
Regula co-sponsored the legislation that established Cuyahoga Valley National Park in 1974. He then served on the House Appropriations Committee for 34 years and on its Interior subcommittee for 30 years, chairing the subcommittee from 1995-2000. This role not only positioned Regula to support Cuyahoga Valley National Park, but earned him a reputation as a champion of all national parks and other federal public
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
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 can be reached from 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); Expanding the Vision (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Last updated on February 3, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.