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  • Holiday Greens Workshop Project 2020

    Our popular Holiday Greens Workshops on Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, will be a little different this year, but they still promise to be a great time! To allow for multiple programs and small groups, each participant will make a festive evergreens centerpiece using his or her choice of containers and embellishments, imagined from a wide variety of ribbon, evergreens and pine cones provided. Instruction will also be provided, but please note that we expect each piece to…

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  • Honoring Our Nature Writing Contest Winners – Virtually!

    Please join us in honoring the winners of our 25th Annual Nature Writing Contest by enjoying these "virtual celebration" videos of some of them reading their acclaimed works, paired with the thoughts of this year's contest judges (bios below). You may also like to read along using the following links; those in italics are featured in the videos. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy some great Nature writing, park friends!   "Virtual Celebration" Videos Child Categories (Ages 11 & Under)…

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  • Coronavirus & Your Parks (Updated 7/24/20)

    How we are addressing concerns about the coronavirus and public spaces   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 (COVID-19) through park facilities, programs and events. More than 70 miles of fabulous trails exist in your 25 parks throughout the county and are open as usual. Please get out and enjoy them! Most…

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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 #1 - "Nature Names" Instructional Video • Instruction Sheet (PDF) Nature Craft #2 - "God's Eye" Instructional Video • Instruction Sheet (PDF) Nature Craft #3 - "Cone Flowers" Instructional Video • Instruction Sheet (PDF) Nature Craft #4 - "Recycled Paper Flowers & Twig Vase" Instructional Video • Instruction Sheet (PDF) Nature Craft #5 - "Stick-Tac-Toe" Instructional…

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  • Bookmark Our YouTube Channel & Visit Often!

    With so many Ohioans staying home these days, Geauga Park District is excited to be creating brand new Nature education videos and posting them frequently to our YouTube channel. Check out "SpringThings" videos for shorter segments dedicated to cool Nature discoveries, footage and stories — things happening RIGHT NOW in Nature! Or you can view "Mother Nature Productions" for longer videos covering more material and in-depth dives with our experienced and enthusiastic team of naturalists. (You can learn more about…

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  • Wishing for a List of All Your Trails?

    Look no further than this handy double-sided PDF guide for a list of all the trails in Geauga Park District, plus the mileage and difficulty level of each. Happy trails! 2020 Geauga Park District Trails

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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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  • 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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