4408 Pallister Drive
Cleveland, OH, 44105
Located in the Village of Newburgh Heights and the City of Cleveland, though small in size, the 59-acre Washington Reservation has a big impact on the community. Cleveland Municipal Schools operate the successful Washington Park Horticultural Center. The reservation also hosts the Washington Golf Learning Center, home of the First Tee of Cleveland, an organization that positively impacts young people by teaching life skills through the game of golf.
Washington Golf Learning Center is America's first public golf facility and First Tee Course to participate in Audubon International's GOLD signature program. To gain GOLD certification, the Park District had to meet strict standards that promote wildlife conservation, habitat enhancement, resource management, energy efficiency and water conservation. The open fairways and greens of golf courses attract a variety of birds. Look for turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks and the ever-popular American robin. The blend of woodlands, water areas, meadows and open grassy areas found on golf courses offer a variety of habitats for native Ohio wildlife. White-tailed deer, fox, opossums, skunks, rabbits and wood chucks all call this reservation home.