Donna Studniarz, Chief of Strategic Initiatives
Kelly Coffman, Senior Strategic Park Planner
Sara Byrnes Maier, Senior Strategic Park Planner
2015 Strategic Planning Update
Strategic Planning Process
The Strategic Plan, completed in 2012, provides direction and guidance for Cleveland Metroparks. As accomplishments occur towards the original key directions, the organization has updated the document to focus on five strategic goals for the coming years:
Protection – Implement natural resource and green infrastructure practices to create and manage urban park spaces more resilient to ecological change and disturbance as part of the surrounding and regional community.
Relevancy – Strengthen the relevancy of the Emerald Necklace and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as the park system enters its second century. Affirm the Park District’s role and identity in response to changes in demographics and economics and continue to emphasize conservation education. Support the resurgence of the City of Cleveland and the inner ring suburbs.
Connections – Advance connections and trail systems that complete the Emerald Necklace and, in partnership with other agencies and communities, connect with local, state and regional trail networks, communities and places of interest.
Come Out & Play – Expand and strengthen outdoor experiences and recreation opportunities consistent with the organization’s mission, and keep pace with market trends to contribute to the region’s attractiveness as a place to live, work and play.
Organizational Sustainability – Continue sustainable business practices to support Cleveland Metroparks capital, operations and maintenance needs over the next ten-year levy cycle and beyond.