Cottonwood Picnic Area
Cottonwood & South Mastick picnic areas is just south of the intersection of Mastick Road (or Puritas Road) and Valley Parkway. This is about 3 miles north of the Rocky River Nature Center.
Via I-480: Take I-480 to the Grayton Road/ Airport exit. Follow Grayton Road north until it dead-ends at Puritas Road. Turn left and go down the hill. At Valley Parkway, turn left. Watch for South Mastick sign on the left. Cottonwood Picnic area is about 1/4 mile south of South Mastick.
Via Valley Parkway:
From Lakewood, follow Valley Parkway South. Go past Big Met and Mastick Woods Golf Courses. After passing Mastick Road, watch for South Mastick picnic area sign on the left. Cottonwood Picnic area is about 1/4 mile south of South Mastick.
From North Olmsted or Berea, take Valley Parkway north. Pass the Rocky River Nature Center, and go under the huge bridges for Brook Park Road and I-480. Follow the winding road. Cottonwood Picnic Area is on the right just south of South Mastick Picnic Area.