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  • Ways to Reach Us at Geauga Park District

    Geauga Park District is interested in your feedback on its programs, events, amenities and operations, so we've made sure there are a variety of convenient ways for you to communicate that feedback to us. Wish to share? Click here for a printable PDF version of this flyer.

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  • Boat Borrowing at Headwaters Park

    High ropes are now closed for the summer season, but boat borrowing will remain available through Saturday, Sept. 24. Scroll down for everything you need to know before coming out!   Kayak & canoe borrowing at Headwaters Park All times are first come, first served. Please be sure to read all the information on this page before you head out for a boat. Our limited number of kayaks and canoes are currently available to borrow Saturdays and Sundays from 10…

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  • Holiday Greens Workshop Projects

    This year's popular Holiday Greens Workshops will be held Sunday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center. If you're interested in this workshop, mark your calendars to register ASAP, as these sessions fill up very fast! Registration for fall programs opens September 20 at 10 a.m. for Geauga County residents and September 27 at 10 a.m. for out-of-county residents. Instruction will be provided, but please note that each…

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  • Notice of Bylaws Update

    In accordance with Section 731.21 of the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that on June 20, 2022, the amendments to Articles III, XI, XIII and XVII of the bylaws of the Geauga Park District Board of Park Commissioners went into effect. In summary, the bylaws have been updated to eliminate monthly approval of vouchers; proposed changes in Articles III and XI now detail responsibilities of the Director of Finance; proposed Article III, Paragraph 4 permits both the Executive…

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  • 2023 Tax Budget Available for Public Inspection

    Per the Ohio Revised Code 5705.30, Geauga Park District's 2023 Tax Budget is currently available for public inspection at the following links prior to passage by the Board of Commissioners at its June 20 meeting. 2023 Tax Budget 2023 Tax Budget Schedule A 2023 Tax Budget Schedule B

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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 2022. Then register for programs 24/7 using our website's Programs & Events tab, or call 440-286-9516 daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pssst...! Want the inside scoop? Click here to view the fall Park Explorer nice and early; just remember that registration for fall doesn't open till September 20 at 10 a.m. for Geauga County residents and September 27 at…

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  • Upcoming Holiday Building Closures

    Please note that Big Creek Park's Meyer Center and The West Woods Nature Center will be closed the following days in 2022: Columbus Day (Monday, October 10) Veterans Day (Friday, November 11) Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24) Christmas (Sunday & Monday, December 25 & 26)

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  • Nature Writing Contest 2022 Winners

    Please join us in honoring the following winners of our 27th Annual Nature Writing Contest, each linked to a PDF of his or her winning work for your reading pleasure! Child Prose 1st – Layla Haufe, "Jellyfish" 2nd – Presley Burkholder, "Traitor Not Traitor" 3rd – Jake Zhang, "The Pollution" Honorable Mention – Mira Patel, "The Nature Stone" Honorable Mention – Chysanthi Constantinou, "The Little Wooden Bench by the Stream" Child Poetry 1st – Opal Deliere, "Untitled" 2nd – Liam…

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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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  • 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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