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Cleveland Metroparks, KeyBank announce partnership

Featuring community celebrations commemorating Park District's 100 Years

Published: March 26, 2017 12:00 AM
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Cleveland Metroparks and KeyBank announce hometown partnership to provide communities, neighborhoods and residents throughout Northeast Ohio with new opportunities to connect with Cleveland Metroparks. KeyBank is proud to present the celebration of Cleveland Metroparks 100 year anniversary through a series of free special events.

Cleveland Metroparks announces a custom, choreographed firework and music spectacular at Edgewater Park July 22, marking the "eve" of Cleveland Metroparks 100th anniversary. Through the support of KeyBank, the event will be free to the public, and will showcase live local bands, food trucks and numerous outdoor recreation activities topped off by a stunning firework display overlooking the best views of the city.

The community can also look forward to a special centennial concert series, kicking off in June. Five community concert events will be hosted throughout the Park District featuring live music from the past 100 years.

"As two organizations with decades of a longstanding commitment to Northeast Ohio, we are incredibly excited to work together to further connect the community and celebrate the past 100 years," said Cleveland Metroparks CEO, Brian M. Zimmerman.

"Cleveland Metroparks is one of this region's greatest natural assets. Attracting millions of visitors every year, it has become a destination for all generations to experience and make memories," said Matt Wyner, Cleveland Retail Leader. "As Cleveland's hometown bank we are honored to partner in celebration of Cleveland Metroparks centennial and look forward to a hundred more."

"The partnership will launch next month, bringing back KeyBank ZooKeys. This unique throwback made its original debut in the 1960s, and is a natural tie-in at the Zoo during the centennial year," said Kelly Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks chief marketing officer. With over two dozen designated boxes placed throughout the Zoo, children can insert a customized KeyBank ZooKey to unlock an exclusive, educational message specific to each animal. The commemorative key will provide a special experience for kids of all ages and is sure to bring back memories for parents as well.

Proud to call Cleveland home, Cleveland Metroparks and KeyBank continue to seek new opportunities to celebrate Cleveland's past, present and future. This partnership will offer opportunities for community engagement and benefits for KeyBank customers.


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