Introduction to Brook Park, Ohio
Brook Park, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 4 miles W of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 9 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. There are an estimated 21,218 people in Brook Park.
Brook Park History
In 1914, the present day city of Brook Park was founded. At that time, it was part of the Middleburg Township. In 1925, the area was suggested as the site of the Hopkins Airport by William R. Hopkins. The construction of the airport ended in 1947. Brook Park was formally incorporated as a city in the year 1961. William J. Sifleet was the first elected major of Brook Park and is often referred to as the "Father of Brook Park".
Brook Park and nearby Attractions
- Rocky River Reservation
- Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
- Brookside Park
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
- NASA Glenn Research Center
- Ukrainian Museum-Archives
Things To Do In Brook Park
While staying at Brook Park, you can plan a day trip to the Willow Bend Picnic Area. Shopping can be enjoyed at Brookgate Shopping Center and Thrift City Shopping Center. You can also visit the Assumption Catholic Church. In addition, there are several parks and playgrounds in Brook Park. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and Old Stone Church are also worth visiting.
Brook Park Transportation
Cleveland - Hopkins Airport is the local airport.
Brook Park Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are provided by Baldwin - Wallace College, Cuyahoga Community College District, John Carroll University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, and several other nearby colleges and universities.