Adventurers can experience tobogganing at the Cleveland
Metroparks Chalet in Strongsville, Ohio. The twin toboggan
chutes plunge down a 70-foot vertical drop and travel along
700-feet of ice while reaching speeds of up to 50 miles per
hour. The refrigerated ice chutes can operate with or without
snow, in temperatures below 50 degrees.
Gloves are required to ride the chutes and all riders must be
42" or taller. In between toboggan runs, guests can warm up by
one of the fireplaces at the Chalet while enjoying a hot
chocolate from the snack bar. The Chalet also features a loft
with a view of the chutes.
Tobogganing is available from November 23rd, 2018
through early March during the following hours: Fridays: 6 p.m.
– 10:30 p.m.; Saturdays: 12 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; and Sundays: 12
p.m. – 5 p.m. Special events and discounts are available all
season long including School and College ID Nights powered by
MTD. Season passes are also available for individuals and
The Toboggan Chutes are located in Cleveland Metroparks
Chalet Recreation Area, 16200 Valley Parkway, in Mill Stream
Run Reservation, between routes 42 and 82 in Strongsville. In
case of warm or inclement weather, guests can call the Chalet at
440-572-9990 option #6 for operations updates.
For more information on holiday hours, admission and season
Free Entry to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Thanksgiving Day
This year, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is thanking the community by
offering free entry to all visitors on Thanksgiving Day. In
addition to free admission, guests will be able to enjoy animal
enrichment activities across the Zoo. The enrichment activities
encourage natural behaviors through unique activities based on
the species needs.
Animal Enrichment Schedule:
10 a.m. – Lions (African Savanna);
10:30 a.m. – Orangutans (The RainForest);
11 a.m. – Tigers (Wilderness Trek);
11:30 a.m. – Snow Leopards (Asian Highlands);
12 p.m. – Fossa (Primate, Cat & Aquatics);
12:30 p.m. – South American Fish (Primate, Cat & Aquatics);
1:30 p.m. – Francois’ Langurs (The RainForest);
2:30 p.m. – Elephants (African Elephant Crossing);
3:30 pm. – Grizzly Bears (Wilderness Trek).