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  • Winter Weather: Snowshoeing, Cleared Snow, Closures & More!

    We know it can be hard to get out during a Northeast Ohio winter, but we've got you covered when it comes to motivation! There's no shortage of great activities to enjoy in your Geauga Park District. A few ideas: Cleared Trails for Walking Park operations crews regularly clear snow from paved trails in six parks: Orchard Hills Park in Chesterland Sunnybrook Preserve in Chesterland Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park in Chesterland Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve in Chardon Frohring Meadows…

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  • Hunting-Related Park Closures This Season

    Please note that Observatory Park will be closed for hunting Nov. 23-24 (youth gun), Dec. 2, 3 & 21 (gun), and Jan. 4-5 (muzzleloader). For more information about our Controlled Hunting & Trapping Program, click here.

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  • 2020 Reservations

    Start dates for 2020 facility reservations have been released, once again giving priority to Geauga County residents. Geauga County residents will be able to make 2020 reservations beginning December 2 starting at 8 a.m. online and by phone. Out-of-county residents will be able to make 2020 reservations beginning January 2 starting at 8 a.m. online and 10 a.m. by phone. Click here to view the 2019 Fee Schedule.

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  • Holiday Greens Workshop Projects

    It's not time you need to be thinking about this yet, but just in case it's come up, check out the four project options for this year's Holiday Greens Workshop on Saturday, December 7, at Swine Creek Reservation! These workshops fill up fast every year, so don't delay if you'd like to register! Registration can be found for the 9 a.m. to noon workshop here; for the 1 to 4 p.m. workshop here; or call 440-286-9516 during business hours. Participants…

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  • Fall Activity Guide

    Click here to view the new fall Park Explorer Activity Guide, containing programs, special events and information for October through December 2019!

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  • Scheduled Park Visits of the Library Fun Bus

    Good news: Geauga County Public Library's Fun Bus is excited to have two Geauga Park District stops on its regular route this fall, winter and spring! The West Woods every other Wednesday 1:15 to 2 p.m. (September 11-May 20 exc. New Year's Day) Claridon Woodlands every other Thursday 2:10 to 2:50 p.m. (September 12-May 21) Bring your library card and you can grab some books to take home, or just enjoy some light reading on site...and thanks to the library…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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