News & updates

  • Bird Box Webcams

    Ever wished you could see all the activity inside your local bird boxes? Good news: boxes outside Big Creek Park’s Donald W. Meyer Center and The West Woods Nature Center are outfitted with live webcams so you can do just that! Visit our Birdwatching page, under Activities above, for the links and naturalist blogs.

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  • Prescription for Parks

    Geauga Park District and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center are excited to introduce a new collaboration with a focus on health, aimed at making sure Geauga County residents are aware of all the awesome and totally free ways their parks can help them get and stay fit all year round. Prescription for Parks recently began with displays in 10 primary care physicians’ offices to help them “prescribe” outdoor activities like walking, jogging, biking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Pictured are (L…

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  • Kayak/Canoe Borrowing Returns June 6

    Geauga Park District's popular kayak/canoe-borrowing program returns on June 6 to Headwaters Park! For those craving adventure on the water, your self-guided tour of East Branch Reservoir starts at the Headwaters Park Boathouse, first come, first served. Each loan can last up to two hours, available Wednesdays through Sundays 1 to 8 p.m. Please call 440-279-0850 to confirm hours before your visit. Once again, Geauga County residents can borrow the park’s limited number of kayaks and canoes for free; out-of-county…

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  • Ropes Course, Boulder Wall & More to Open May 30

    Are you adventure ready? It’s official: starting on May 30, the new Claridon Woodlands’ highly anticipated ropes course, pump track/single mountain bike track, freeform boulder wall and Nature-based playground will be inviting you to come play all day! All of these new amenities will be free for Geauga County residents; out-of-county residents will be charged a fee for use of the ropes course. Click here for more amenity details, scheduled hours, associated fees, physical requirements and more. Public reservations for…

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  • Caveman Crawl 5K Results

    Be among the first to learn the progress of your favorite runners on Sunday, June 10! After "GO!" is yelled at the Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run, race results will post as they come in at this link.

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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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  • Make This Site Look & Function Like an App on Your Mobile Device

    Do you want our new website to look and function like an app on your smartphone or tablet? Follow these easy steps to place a bookmark on your home screen for easy access to your parks when you're on the move.

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  • Call for Entries: Nature Writing Contest

    Do you feel inspired by Nature? Put it in writing and enter to win cash prizes and notoriety among the Nature-loving community in the 23rd Annual Nature Writing Contest. 2018 Application Entries are due Tuesday, May 1. Good luck!

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  • New Family Fun Giveaway: Kayaks, Paddles & Life Vests

    What would it be like to win up to FOUR FREE KAYAKS, PADDLES AND LIFE VESTS, with the freedom to explore so many awesome Geauga County waters? Geauga Park District’s new Family Fun Giveaway offers a chance to find out! When you sign up for personalized email updates from the parks at bit.ly/gpdgiveaway2018 now through June 4, 2018, you’ll also be entered to win these prizes, with the paddles and life vests courtesy of co-presenter Great Lakes Outdoor Supply. “Coming…

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