Coronavirus & Your Parks (Updated 1/15/21)
In light of current orders and recommendations issued by Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, Geauga Park District is taking a number of measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus in public spaces.
In compliance with the State of Ohio’s most recent orders, all public and private gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Additionally, Geauga Park District asks our guests to comply with mask wearing; face coverings are required for anyone 10 years and older inside all buildings and enclosed lodges and outside whenever social distancing is not possible. The State of Ohio’s orders apply to public programs and events in the parks as well as facility reservations. Activities scheduled to last longer than the current curfew will be cancelled. Please continue to check our website before attending any programs or events, as all are subject to change or be cancelled. Thank you!
More than 70 miles of fabulous trails exist in your 27 parks throughout the county and are open as usual. Please get out and enjoy them!
Preparing for Your Visit
Park staff continues to clean and disinfect our lodges and facilities. Park guests may wish to bring their own sanitizing materials for a wipe-down of high contract surfaces prior to their events. Please be considerate of the next user by cleaning and disinfecting after your gathering.
Programs & Events
Before attending any programs or events, please review our current Policies, Procedures & Guidelines for In-Person Programs (updated 1/15/21) and check our website, as all programs and events are subject to change or be cancelled.
The West Woods Nature Center and Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center are observing normal business hours (10 AM to 4:30 PM, with the Meyer Center closed on weekends). While some hands-on elements remain off-limits per state guidelines for such areas, and water fountains have been deactivated until further notice, there is still much to see and do during your visit. Signs on the doors ask that patrons maintain six feet from staff and fellow visitors and respect building capacity limitations as indicated by staff.
Facility & Camping Reservations
Lodges remain closed for walk-up use until further notice; only use with a reservation is permitted. Park staff continues to clean and disinfect all park facilities, but guests may wish to bring their own sanitizing materials for a wipe-down of high contract surfaces prior to their events. Please be considerate of the next user by cleaning and disinfecting after your gathering.
A reservation is always required to camp in Geauga Park District.
Playgrounds are open. Have fun!
Geauga Park District recognizes the importance of ensuring the health of our community at large. Staff will continue to follow the most current recommendations of our leadership in the health care and government sectors. Updates will be posted to our website and social media as soon as they become available.
“Our ultimate goal is to continue to ensure the safety of our park guests, volunteers and staff,” Executive Director John Oros said. “We recognize our 27 parks and 78 trails are a valuable asset to our county residents, and are honored to provide outdoor amenities for you and your family to enjoy during this time.
“We are also pleased that our elected officials recognized the benefits of getting outside and going for a hike during these trying times. Our parks will provide you and your family a place of solitude and refuge. Please get outside and enjoy everything Nature has to offer this season, and thank you for your patience as we work together to address this situation.”