Youngstown news, National park will build visitors center – Youngstown Vindicator


Cuyahoga Valley National Park is inviting the public to view and comment on the plans for the new Boston Mills Visitor Center from 3-6 p.m. April 24 at Happy Days Lodge, 500 W. Streetsboro Road (state Route 303), one mile west of state Route 8.

The visitors center will be on the southeast corner of Riverview and Boston Mill roads in the village of Boston. The historic property will be renovated to serve as a central, one-stop resource where visitors can plan their journeys in the national park and Ohio & Erie Canalway.

The $5.9 million project is a partnership between two organizations. The Conservancy, which is the nonprofit friends group for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is managing fundraising, planning, design and construction. Once open, the facility will be operated by the National Park Service.

The visitor center will be housed in a 1905 building that was once as a commercial and residential space for the Akron-Canton Bag Co.