West Creek Reservation
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About West Creek Reservation
The 9-mile West Creek meanders through a valley that harbors rocky gorges, forest-draped hillsides, and floodplains that each spring burst forth a variety of wildflowers, and flows through the cities of Parma, Seven Hills, Brooklyn Heights, and Independence where it eventually connects to the Cuyahoga River.
The 278-acre West Creek Reservation is geologically unique and biologically diverse, as the West Creek tributary not only provides natural beauty, but also a home to a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer, scarlet tanagers, nesting pair of red-tailed hawks and five species of oak: white, red, pin, scarlet, and swamp white oak. In the wetlands nesting wood ducks, painted turtles, green frogs, cardinal flower, and pickerelweed are abundant.
The West Creek watershed has influenced settlement and development patterns for two centuries, being associated with two significant industries, stone quarrying, and greenhouses. The quarrying industry is still visible in the West Creek watershed today, including abandoned quarries and homes of quarry owners.
In partnership with the City of Parma and the West Creek Preservation Committee, Cleveland Metroparks helped to enrich the community through the provision of outdoor recreation and education resources at West Creek Reservation.
From West Creek Reservation webpage
Restrooms at locations identified on West Creek Reservation map.