Cuyahoga Valley National Park, A Great Urban Park


Jennie Vasarhelyi

Chief of Interpretation, Education & Visitor Services

 Cuyahoga Valley National Park



2016 represents the Centennial year of the National Park Service. Urban national parks, like Cuyahoga Valley National Park, play an ever more important role in this national system of parks. Chief of Interpretation Jennie Vasarhelyi will provide an overview of Cuyahoga Valley National Park and discuss current opportunities and challenges facing the park.


A native of Maryland, Jennie Vasarhelyi has lived in Northeast Ohio and worked at Cuyahoga Valley National Park for over twenty years. In her current position as Chief of Interpretation, Education & Visitor Services, Jennie is responsible for creating learning and interpretive experiences that help visitors to enjoy and appreciate the park in the areas of natural science, history, culture, and recreation through life-long learning. She manages partnerships, visitor centers, exhibits, publications, volunteer programs, cultural arts, education, and ranger-led programs. Previous work experiences have taken Jennie to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida and Badlands National Park in South Dakota.