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PHOTOS: COURTESY OF CLEVELAND METROPARKS/KYLE LANZER

the city’s director of economic development. Meanwhile, the mayor says another type of park – the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run reservation, which nearly bisects the town from the northwest to the southwest – is the “jewel of the city.” The Metroparks make up about two-thirds of the city’s nearly 3,200 acres of green space that offer myriad recreational opportunities and a tranquil respite from the bustle of city activity.

YEAR-ROUND DELIGHTS: Cleveland Metroparks toboggan chutes in Mill Stream Run Reservation are open November through early March for family fun; waterfalls at Baldwin Lake in Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the size of Strongsville’s green spaces exceed the size of many full cities in western Cuyahoga County. Contrasting its ample park areas, the city’s retail districts offer plentiful shopping and dining opportunities conveniently close to home. Sound financial management, the mayor

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