Mill Creek Falls
The tallest waterfall in Cuyahoga County is the Mill Creek Falls, also known as Cataract Falls of Mill Creek. At one time, the Falls were not considered an asset. They were the discharge site of a combined sewer overflow, bordered by main streets and a railroad, and access was limited. Realizing the impressive cascade of water over 48 feet of bedrock is a community asset and needs to be admired and celebrated, community groups worked together to turn this marginal site into a community park and history center.
Through the work of the Slavic Village Development Corporation, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and the Cleveland Metroparks, this gem has been made accessible so everyone can enjoy it. There are two overlook platforms for viewing the Falls off of the parking lot of the restored Brilla House which is now the Slavic Village History Center. Another spectacular view of the Falls is from a vantage point, surrounded by public art, at the end of the 1 mile connector trail between Garfield Park Reservation and Mill Creek Falls.