News & updates

  • Enter the “Biggest Fish of the Week Contest”

    Now is the best time ever to get out and enjoy Nature, and where better than our Geauga parks? Geauga Park District is teaming up with Juvenile Court Judge Tim Grendell and State Rep. Diane Grendell to offer another creative way to get outside and enjoy your parks. We’ve noticed you've been taking advantage of the 70+ miles of trails in your 25 parks. You've also been tuning into our YouTube channel for wonderful naturalist-led educational videos. Now it’s time…

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  • Bookmark Our YouTube Channel & Visit Often!

    With so many Ohioans staying home these days, Geauga Park District is excited to be creating brand new Nature education videos and posting them frequently to our YouTube channel. Check out "SpringThings" videos for shorter segments dedicated to cool Nature discoveries, footage and stories — things happening RIGHT NOW in Nature! Or you can view "Mother Nature Productions" for longer videos covering more material and in-depth dives with our experienced and enthusiastic team of naturalists. (You can learn more about…

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  • Wishing for a List of All Your Trails?

    Look no further than this handy double-sided PDF guide for a list of all the trails in Geauga Park District, plus the mileage and difficulty level of each. Happy trails! 2020 Geauga Park District Trails

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  • Coronavirus & Your Parks (3-24-20)

    How we are addressing concerns about the coronavirus and public spaces   In light of the most recent stay at home order issued by Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, Geauga Park District is stepping up its efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through park facilities, programs and events. Hiking trails will remain open and available for residents to enjoy. More than 70 miles of fabulous trails exist in your 25 parks throughout the…

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  • Spring Activity Guide

    Click here to view the spring Park Explorer Activity Guide, containing programs, special events and information for April through June 2020. Please note, however, that Geauga Park District has cancelled all of its programs and events until further notice. For more information on our response to the coronavirus, please click here.

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  • Introducing the New Family Fun Giveaway

    Maybe you have plans to have a party this year – or maybe you’re looking for a good excuse. Either way, Geauga Park District’s 2020 Family Fun Giveaway is for you, because this year’s grand prizes will reward 12 lucky families with pizza parties in the park! When you sign up for personalized email updates from the parks at bit.ly/gpdgiveaway2020 now through June 3, 2020, you’ll also be entered to win one of these parties, complete with a free lodge…

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  • Call for Entries: Nature Writing Contest

    Do you feel inspired by Nature? Put it in writing and enter for a chance to win cash prizes and notoriety among the Nature-loving community in the 25th Annual Nature Writing Contest. 2020 Application Entries are due Friday, May 1. Good luck!

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  • Introducing…Geauga Skywatchers Club!

    Geauga Park District is thrilled to announce its involvement in the brand new Geauga Skywatchers Club, an astronomy club founded by a consortium of organizations interested in promoting scientific thinking to the young and young-at-heart through the study and practice of astronomy. Through this club, telescopes will be available for check-out from local public libraries, and monthly meetings at local libraries and Observatory Park begin in September. Activities will be designed for grades 6 through 12, but interested adults are…

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  • Reservations Open April 29 for New Veterans Legacy Woods Banquet Facility

    It's official: public reservations for the new Veterans Legacy Woods banquet facility, the upper level of the former golf course's clubhouse, will open Monday, April 29, at 10 a.m. Fees will be $150 for Geauga County residents and $500 out-of-county. A mandatory utility fee also applies; please see fee schedule for details. Reservations will be accepted only in person at The West Woods Nature Center or Big Creek Park, or by phone at 440-286-9516, as every reservation to this facility…

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  • Little Free Libraries in Your Parks

    Six new Little Free Libraries have found homes in Geauga Park District, thanks to a group of women with a passion for literacy, Women United of United Way Services of Geauga County. Anyone is now welcome to take a book home from the new weather-proof libraries at Bass Lake Preserve, Swine Creek Reservation, The West Woods, The Maple Highlands Trail’s South Street entrance, Big Creek Park and Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve. Women United, a group formed through United Way…

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