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  • Hunting-Related Park Closures

    Please note that the following parks will be closed the following dates for controlled hunting. To learn more about our controlled hunting program any time, please select Activities, then Hunting & Trapping, from the dropdowns above. Youth Squirrel (Shotgun Only): Oct. 16-17, sunrise to noon • Observatory Park Youth Gun: Nov. 20-21 • The Rookery Regular Gun: Nov. 29-30 • The Rookery Regular Gun: Dec. 1-2 • The West Woods Muzzleloader: Jan. 8 & 10, 2022 • Observatory Park

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  • Holiday Greens Workshop Project 2021

    This year's popular Holiday Greens Workshops will be held Saturday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. But don't just mark you calendars — be sure to register ASAP, as they fill up fast! Participants will each create a festive evergreens centerpiece using fresh evergreens and his or her choice of containers and embellishments, imagined from a wide variety of ribbon, evergreens and pine cones provided. (They may also bring any accents they wish…

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  • Fall Activity Guide

    Click here to view the fall Park Explorer Activity Guide, containing programs, special events and information for October through December 2021. If wishing to register for programs or events, use this website's Programs & Events tab 24/7 or call 440-286-9516 daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For Geauga County residents, registration opens Monday, September 20, at 10 a.m. All others can register beginning Friday, October 1, at 10 a.m. Did you know...? The feature article in this edition (page 4)…

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  • 2022 Facility Reservations

    Wondering when facility reservations open for 2022? The dates to mark on your calendar are December 1 at 8 a.m. for Geauga County residents (by phone and online) or January 1 at 8 a.m. for out-of-county residents (online only). As soon as it is available, we will link to the 2022 fee schedule. Here is our 2021 fee schedule as a reference. Thanks for your support!

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  • Caveman Crawl Race Results & Photos

    Looking for the race results after the 5K on Sunday, September 12? Look no further! 2021 Race Results 2021 Event Photos Event Registration & Details

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  • Interrupted Services

    Geauga Park District is experiencing a temporary phone, email and internet interruption due to unforeseen circumstances. For program and reservation assistance, please call 440-286-9516 (yes, this number is working again) between 10 AM and 4:30 PM. You may also send an email to geaugaparkdistrict@gmail.com.

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  • Coronavirus & Your Parks (Updated 5/19/21)

    Geauga Park District is continuing to follow current state guidelines for COVID-19 safety. Thus, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings in park facilities or during park programs and events. Please continue to check our website before attending any programs or events, as they all remain subject to change or be cancelled. Also still in place, until further notice: Park staff is careful to clean and disinfect our lodges and facilities. Guests may wish to bring…

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  • Try These Easy Backyard Nature Crafts

    Looking for something creative to do with the Nature in your own backyard? Try these easy projects with Outreach Coordinator Holly Sauder!   Nature Craft - Sugaring Edition - "Maple Stirs" Instructional Video Nature Craft #10 - "Frozen Suncatcher" Instructional Video Nature Craft - Holiday Edition - "Evergreen Centerpiece" Instructional Video Nature Craft #8 - "Leaf Stamping" Instructional Video • Instruction Sheet (PDF) Nature Craft #7 - "Suncatcher" Instructional Video • Instruction Sheet (PDF) Nature Craft #6 - "Foil Leaf…

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  • 2021 Holiday Building Closures

    Please note that Big Creek Park's Meyer Center and The West Woods Nature Center are closed the following upcoming holidays: Columbus Day (October 11, 2021) Veterans' Day (November 11, 2021) Thanksgiving Day (November 25, 2021) Christmas Day (December 25, 2021) New Year's Day (January 1, 2022) Martin Luther King Day (January 17, 2022) President's Day (February 21, 2022)

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  • Safety Tips & Crime Prevention in Geauga Park District

    Geauga Park District's Ranger Department is pleased to be teamed up with Geauga County Sheriff's Office to keep your parks safe and clean. It's worth remembering, though, that there are also certain measures you should always take when visiting, and we have developed a brochure to provide a regular reminder. Please check it out and share it with your friends and family who utilize the parks. Brochure: Safety Tips & Crime Prevention in Geauga Park District

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