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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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  • NEW! Live Bird Box Cam

    We're so excited to finally unveil this link to our new-and-improved Live Bird Box Cam feed, hosted by Geauga County's official website! The link has nest box views from Big Creek Park and The West Woods in a single location. We also hope you'll watch this post for occasional naturalist blogs about the goings-on you'll be seeing. When there are updates available, they'll be posted right to this page, then linked from our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Happy viewing!  …

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  • 2019 Seasons: Ropes Course & Boat Borrowing

    Wishing to challenge yourself to our high ropes course or borrow a boat to float? Here's all you need to know before you come out to the park: At Claridon Woodlands, the ropes course is open 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 you head out to the park. This season continues through Tuesday,…

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  • Summer Activity Guide

    Click here to view the new summer Park Explorer Activity Guide, containing information for July through September!

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  • 2019 Caveman Crawl Results

    Congratulations and thank you to all 277 people who participated in this year's Caveman Crawl on June 9, raising more than $8,000 for the Chip Henry Institute! Race Results • 2019 Photos • Course Map (in case you've been meaning to try it) Thanks once more to our 2019 sponsors! Stone Age Sponsors ($1,000): University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center & Patterson Fruit Farm Cave Clan Sponsors ($500): Kinetico Water Systems & Junction Auto Family Fire Starter Sponsor ($100): Taproot Yoga Chardon

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  • Controlled Hunting Program Application Posted

    To apply for the 2019-2020 controlled hunting and trapping programs (adult or youth), please complete this form and return it no later than July 31, 2019. Note: times and locations are yet to be determined. For more information about why these programs are conducted on park property, please visit our Hunting & Trapping page.

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  • Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

    By Chris Mentrek, Naturalist “When was the moon landing?” It might be the most common question I’m asked by Observatory Park visitors. And when asked, it’s always spoken of as if it were a single event: the one and only moon landing. To many 21st century moon watchers, it’s a shock to hear that there was more than one landing. In fact, there were six manned moon landings, one unsuccessful attempt, and a slew of astounding practice missions and dress…

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  • Nature Writing Contest – Winning Works

    Congratulations to the following winners of our 24th Annual Nature Writing Contest! Read their winning works below, or come hear them read in person (and pick up a FREE winners' chapbook) on Sunday, August 4, at 3 p.m. during the 28th Annual Nature Arts Festival. Adult Poetry 1st – Nancy Murphy, “Carousel” 2nd – Sarah Marcus-Donnelly, “Leave Your Skin on the Highway” 3rd – Cheryle Daling, “Tamer of the Suburbs” Adult Prose 1st – Jacob Silvia, “Nature's Prestidigitations” 2nd –…

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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. Please note that reservations will initially be accepted only for the time period of May 3 through June 30. 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…

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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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