Public Owner
NEO Chapter

Since 1917, Cleveland Metroparks has been committed to a mission of conservation, education and recreation.  As Cleveland Metroparks looks ahead to the next 100 years of growth and beyond, it guides itself by Cleveland Metroparks 2020: The Emerald Necklace Centennial Plan.  The plan is based on five strategic goals – Protection, Relevancy, Connections, Come Out and Play and Organizational Sustainability.

Cleveland Metroparks

4101 Fulton Parkway
Cleveland, Ohio 44144


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Sean McDermott

As the Chief Planning and Design Officer, Sean is responsible for long range strategic planning in concert with design and construction of the Metroparks capital improvements throughout the Park District and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  Prior to joining the Metroparks in 2013, Sean managed retail, commercial and multi-family projects nationwide for a Cleveland based real estate developer.

Sean holds a Bachelors of Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton and a Masters of Urban Planning, Design and Development from Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio, a volunteer and past president of LakewoodAlive, a New Village Corporation board member, a Beck Center for the Arts Renovation Committee member, and a member of the 2015 Cleveland Bridge Builders class.

Team Development

  • Team Selection
  • Team Organization
  • Team Communication Methods


  • Design Assist
  • Comprehensive Risk Analysis


  • Design-build
  • Transparent Financial Model