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  • Reservations Open April 1 for New Holbrook Hollows Lodge

    It's official: public reservations for the new Holbrook Hollows lodge will open Monday, April 1, at 10 a.m., online here and by phone at 440-286-9516.

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  • Spring Activity Guide

    Click here to view the new spring Park Explorer Activity Guide, containing information for April through June!

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  • 2019 Season: Ropes Course & Boat Borrowing

    With spring just around the corner, it's time to announce re-opening dates for Claridon Woodlands' ropes course for climbing and Headwaters Parks' Boathouse for boat borrowing in 2019! At Claridon Woodlands, ropes course season opens Sunday, May 26, and concludes Tuesday, September 10. Days open will be Friday through Tuesday 12:30 to 8 p.m.; adventures start at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Please consider the rules document posted on this page to be required reading before…

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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 24th Annual Nature Writing Contest. 2019 Application Entries are due Wednesday, May 1. Good luck!

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  • Winter Activity Guide

    Click here to view the new winter Park Explorer Activity Guide!

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  • Caveman Crawl T-Shirt Design Contest

    Would you like to design this year's Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk race day T-shirt? Toss your hat...err, shirt into the ring! OFFICIAL RULES All design entries, due April 19, must include the following elements: Geauga Park District logo/name (reference file 1 & reference file 2; name font is Humnst Black) Caveman Crawl logo/name (reference file 1 & reference file 2) Event year (2019) Entrants must submit name, phone number, email address and contest entry via…

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  • Introducing the New 2019 Family Fun Giveaway

    What would it be like to win FREE CAMPING GEAR – maybe a tent, some sleeping bags, some camping chairs and campfire cooking tools – and be all set to camp four great Geauga County parks: Big Creek Park, Headwaters Park, Chickagami Park and The West Woods? Geauga Park District’s 2019 Family Fun Giveaway can make that possible for you! When you sign up for personalized email updates from the parks at bit.ly/gpdgiveaway2019 now through 8 a.m. on June 3,…

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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: Cleared Trails for Walking Park operations crews regularly clear snow from paved trails in six parks: Orchard Hills Park in Chesterland Sunnybrook Preserve in Chesterland Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park in Chesterland Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve in Chardon Frohring Meadows…

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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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  • 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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