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Geauga Park District strives to connect you with the most inspiring elements of the Great Outdoors, and when it comes to our programming, we're all synced up with this part of our mission. To find arts-focused programs, click Find a Program/Event above and, from the Choose an Interest drop-down menu, select Arts.

Click here for details on our 24th Annual Nature Arts Festival on Sunday, August 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The West Woods!


20th Annual Nature Writing Contest

Here's your application to be part of this exciting anniversary year, featuring the return of cash prizes and winner chapbooks courtesy of the Geauga Park District Foundation! The deadline has been extended to Monday, May 11, with results to be posted to this site on Monday, June 8. Winners will be listed in the fall Voices of Nature newsletter, which hits every mailbox in the county (42,000 households!); be honored during the 24th annual Nature Arts Festival on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at The West Woods; and see their work posted here for public enjoyment! Good Luck!


2014 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 19th annual Nature Writing Contest!
Click the titles below read their winning works, selected from a competitive crop of 95 entries. Special thanks to judges Jenny Hershberger, Mary Ryan, Renee M. Ergazos, Bill Kennedy and Grace Butcher for their expertise.