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  • How to Join the Bike Drive

    If you have it in your heart this winter to help motivate area kids to get outdoors this spring and summer, there is now a way that you can help this very worthwhile cause with the purchase of any bicycle or helmet. “We’d like to collect 100 new bikes and helmets to give away to children in need and get them off their computers,” said Mario Innocenzi, owner of Mario’s Barber Shops in Middlefield and Parma, who is also a…

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  • Apply For Our Spring Turkey Hunt

    Geauga Park District is pleased to offer a turkey hunting opportunity this spring within its Longo and Farley properties. Youth Hunt: April 17 & 18, applications due March 31 Regular Hunt: May 1-9, applications due April 14 Please download and complete the following form and email it to info@geaugaparkdistrict.org. Spring Turkey Hunt Application Form Hunters will be selected by random drawing and notified via email of their acceptance and hunt location. Permits will also be sent electronically. Details about mailing…

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  • Holiday Building Closures

    Please note that Big Creek Park's Meyer Center and The West Woods Nature Center are closed the following upcoming holidays: Memorial Day (May 31, 2021) Independence Day (July 4, 2021) Labor Day (September 6, 2021) 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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  • 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 #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 Imprints" Instructional Video • Instruction Sheet (PDF) Nature Craft #5…

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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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  • Winter Activity Guide

    Click here to view the fall Park Explorer Activity Guide, containing programs, special events and information for January through March 2021. For additional information on our response to the coronavirus, please click here.

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  • Introducing the 2021 Geauga Gems Trekking Series

    Are you setting a New Year’s resolution to explore Nature more? To discover new places, or get more exercise? Or maybe all three? Here’s a program that’ll be perfect for you, now in its second year: the Geauga Gems Trekking Series! Registration for the 2021 series is already open for Geauga County residents and opens January 15 for out-of-county residents. You can find more information on our annual trekking series anytime above under Activities, then Hiking, Walking & Running.

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  • On Winter Optimism

    By Dottie Drockton, Naturalist   Winter’s short days, bare trees, cloud cover, frigid temperatures, limited birdsong and gray tones of the landscape seem to elicit a sense of gloom. Author Isabelle Klein, writing in Letters from Sawdust, told the story of a seventh-grade class in 1970 asked to predict what the year 2000 would be like. Eighty percent had written that there would be nobody here in the year 2000! As we begin the year 2021, Geauga Park District’s 60th…

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  • Winter Weather: Snowshoeing, Cleared Snow, Closures & More!

    We know it can be hard to get out during a Northeast Ohio winter, but we've got you covered when it comes to motivation! There's no shortage of great activities to enjoy in your Geauga Park District. A few ideas: Winter Programs Registration is required for most of our programs this year. Treat yourself by scheduling some time to take a park adventure with a naturalist! Cleared Trails for Walking Park operations crews regularly clear snow from paved trails in…

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  • 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…

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