One important goal of the centennial celebration is to acknowledge why improvements like the rebranding are a vital part of the zoo’s evolution, Kuhar said.
“One of the reasons we’re excited about our future is because we have an opportunity to emphasize conservation and science education with our visitors and through our programs with Cleveland schools,” Kuhar said.
The centennial festivities will recall Cleveland Metroparks roots. It was 1905 when Cleveland City Parks engineer William Stinchcomb recognized that unless steps were taken to preserve the ring of green spaces encircling the city, they would likely disappear in the face of development.
“Cleveland Metroparks is one of this region’s greatest natural assets,” said Matt Wyner, KeyBank Cleveland Retail Leader. “Attracting millions of visitors every year, it has become a destination for all generations to experience and make memories. As Cleveland’s hometown bank we are honored to partner in celebration of Cleveland Metroparks centennial and look forward to a hundred more.”
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