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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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  • Volunteer to Build a Mountain Bike Trail

    Help build a new mountain bike trail at Big Creek Park during work days with the Cleveland Area Mountain Biking Association! Upcoming volunteer dates are: Sunday, April 18 Additional dates in May will be added. For more info, or to join the squad, visit the Cleveland Area Mountain Biking Association's website at www.camba.us.

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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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  • Call for Entries: Nature Writing Contest

    Do you feel inspired by Nature? Put it in writing and enter for a chance to win cash prizes and notoriety among the Nature-loving community in the 26th Annual Nature Writing Contest. Everything you need to know (and share with your Nature-loving friends) is included on the application below. 2021 Application Entries are due Saturday, May 1. If you have any questions, please email Sandy at sward@geaugaparkdistrict.org. Good luck!

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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 Reservations are highly recommended and begin May 1. Please read the information on this page before you head out to climb. Kayak & canoe borrowing at Headwaters Park Opens Saturday, June 5 Please read the information on this page before you head out for a boat.

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  • How to Join the Bike Drive

    If you have it in your heart this winter to help motivate area kids to get outdoors this spring and summer, there is now a way that you can help this very worthwhile cause with the purchase of any bicycle or helmet. “We’d like to collect 100 new bikes and helmets to give away to children in need and get them off their computers,” said Mario Innocenzi, owner of Mario’s Barber Shops in Middlefield and Parma, who is also a…

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  • Apply For Our Spring Turkey Hunt

    Geauga Park District is pleased to offer a turkey hunting opportunity this spring within its Longo and Farley properties. Youth Hunt: April 17 & 18, applications due March 31 Regular Hunt: May 1-9, applications due April 14 Please download and complete the following form and email it to info@geaugaparkdistrict.org. Spring Turkey Hunt Application Form Hunters will be selected by random drawing and notified via email of their acceptance and hunt location. Permits will also be sent electronically. Details about mailing…

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  • 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, 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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