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  • MEET MEME IN THE PARK (For Ages 12-18)

    It’s time for more young people to discover their parks! So if you are age 12-18 living in Geauga County, earning an exciting prize this summer will be as easy as creating a meme with a picture you took in a Geauga Park District park. Plus, all qualified participants will be entered to win one of five exciting grand prizes! What are the prizes? The announcement is coming July 1...stay tuned! Click here for the official rules, but here are…

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  • Summer Activity Guide

    Click here to view the summer Park Explorer Activity Guide, containing programs, special events and information for July through September 2021. Registration opens Sunday, June 20, at 10 a.m. online under Programs & Events above or by phone at 440-286-9516.

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  • Nature Writing Contest 2021 Winners

    Please join us in honoring the following winners of our 26th Annual Nature Writing Contest! Winning works are linked below for your reading pleasure, or join us at the Nature Arts Festival on Sunday, August 8, from 3 to 5 PM, to hear them read in person with judge feedback! Child Prose 1st – Manya Raina, “Fond Memories” 2nd – Kiefer Schatz, “Nature Versus Humanity” 3rd – Joshua Gordon, “Gathering Day” Honorable Mention – Ava Carbone, “Animals After Dark” Honorable…

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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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  • 2021 High Ropes Course & Boat Borrowing

    Gearing up for warmer weather? Mark your calendars! High ropes course at Claridon Woodlands Opens Saturday, May 29; closes Monday, Sept. 6 Time slots are as follows: Saturdays & Sundays 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:30, 2, 3 & 4 PM Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 4, 5 & 6 PM (exc. closed Thursday, June 17) Tuesdays & Wednesdays closed Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins and on-site reservations accepted as space is available. Please read the information on…

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  • What’s the Buzz? People’s Choice Winners

    Congratulations to all the following People's Choice winners of the What's the Buzz? Insect & Arachnid Inspired Art Exhibition — your art spoke to people in a very special way. If you haven't visited the show yet, but you'd like to, do not delay: it's still open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but only through April 26! YOUTH 1st Place – Barn Spider by Giana Dragolich, age 11, Huntsburg 2nd Place – Ladybug by Rowenne Arnold, age 4, Chardon…

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  • Beaver Creek Restoration Project Underway in Munson Township

    A stream and wetland restoration project that includes approximately 1,800 linear feet of stream restoration, 8 acres of riparian enhancement, the creation of wetlands, and invasive plant management is underway at Beaver Creek located within Geauga Park District’s Bass Lake Preserve. This project will improve water and habitat quality for Bass Lake and the Chagrin River Watershed by restoring a natural channel flow and floodplain, and wetland habitat. Bass Lake Preserve is a 606-acre park well-known for its forested wetland…

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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: Memorial Day (May 31, 2021) Independence Day (July 4 and July 5, 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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  • 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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