For people unfamiliar with the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, getting there and parking always seem to be a concern. Please click here for more info about the parking lots.

Please note MLK and East Blvd will be closed for on going traffic from 7am till midnight on Sep 16.

To get from North of MLK to VA Employee Parking Lot or South of MLK: Click here by traveling from Broad Avenue via Ansel to E 105th to VA Employee Parking Lot  (BEST OPTION and less confusing)

Parking Coordinator Asim Datta and his team have made it very easy for you to get to and park (for free) in the Gardens for One World Day on Sunday September 16.

There will be plenty of Signage to help you find the Gardens and park at One World Day.

Directions to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and One World Day’s Parking

There are two main lots that will be used.  One on the North end and one on the South. The Metroparks Parking Lot is on the North end, and the VA Employee Parking Lot on the South.

To get to the Metroparks (North) Lot

From I90 West:

  • Take exit 177-Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
  • Stay in Left lane and take a left onto Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
  • Be aware of incoming traffic
  • Then, take another quick left and you have arrived at the Metroparks parking lot on your right – lots of signs, you can’t miss it.
  • Then just follow the directions from One World Day parking ambassadors who will be on site.

From I90 East:

  • Take exit 177-Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
  • Take a Left onto Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
  • Take your first right and you have arrived at the Metroparks parking lot – lots of signs, you can’t miss it.
  • Then just follow the directions from One World Day parking ambassadors who will be on site.

The other main parking lot is at the Louis Stokes VA Employee Parking

From I90:

  • Turn onto Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
  • Continue down Martin Luther King Jr Dr. going South
  • Take a Left onto E.88th Street
  • Merge right to Continue on E.88th (E.88th becomes East Blvd)
  • Take a Left onto St. Claire Ave and continue until E.105th
  • Take a Right onto E.105th
  • Continue for 1.7 miles until Magnolia Drive
  • Take a Right onto Magnolia Drive

You have arrived at Louis Stokes VA Parking Lot.  Follow the One World Day signs and One World Day Volunteers will be present to guide you.

There will be lots of signs and friendly volunteers to assist you. If you need special assistance and/or have a handicap placard the volunteers are prepared to assist you.

Shuttles will get you to and from parking to the Gardens for One World Day.  It is easier than it may sound!

The Cultural Gardens are located within the City of Cleveland’s Rockefeller Park. The oldest and largest Gardens are along East Blvd. from St. Clair Avenue on the north to Superior Avenue on the south. The later Gardens, and the newest, are along Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd and start just north of St. Clair and continue to Superior Avenue at the southern end. An exception is the Chinese Garden that is also along MLK Jr. Blvd but located half way between Chester Avenue and East 105th, across from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Wade Park Lagoon.

The Gardens extend roughly 1.5 mils on both MLK and East Blvds, so a complete walk around the Gardens would be 3 miles in length. Driving to the Gardens can be done by exiting I-90/Rt 2 at the MLK Jr. Blvd exit and proceed south along MLK Jr. Blvd. East Blvd is one block east of MLK Jr. Blvd. There are four (4) access roads leading east and up to East Blvd. along MLK Jr. Blvd. Alternatively, MLK Jr.Blvd. intersects with many streets south of Rockefeller Park. Major nearby streets in University Circle are Chester Avenue and Euclid Avenue, to name but a few.


Free parking at Seal_of_the_United_States_Department_of_Veterans_Affairs_(1989-2012).svg...Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center’s metropark-sm-150x150VA Employee Parking lot  with Free shuttle services transporting from VA Parking Lot to Chinese Garden to South of the Gardens at #33 which is the American Leagion peace – Nations Garden). And at Cleveland Metroparks (North Gate at the Gordon Park) at walking distance! 

Sev11033617_973648832656057_4574417648217989673_oeral 13-Passengers Golf Carts will be available to transport you throughout the gardens.

NOTE: Lolly the Trolly Guided Tour are NOT for transportation, you can ride one of the Guided Trolley Tour at designated Trolley Spots, marked with triangular orange on the map above, only. You can click on map to enlarge.


MetroPark Parking

VA Parking Lot









Special arrangement will be made to provide Gardens Tour throughout the day where anyone can hop onto several Lolly the Trolley slow moving rides that stops at each designated stops to provide you a brief summary of their history. Lolly The Trolley tours do not transport to/from parking lots. Check out this page for more information about the Lolly the Trolley Guided Tour