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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. Reminder: For Geauga County residents, registration opens June 20 at 10 a.m. All others can register beginning June 27 at 10 a.m. To view or register for programs or events each season, you can use this website's Programs & Events tab 24/7 or call 440-286-9516 daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We look forward to seeing you in the…

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  • Ropes & Boats in 2022!

    Summer 2022 kicks into full gear on Saturday, May 28, with the following ropes and boats opportunities in your Geauga Park District!   High ropes course at Claridon Woodlands Reservations are highly recommended; walk-ins and on-site reservations will be accepted as space is available. To view available time slots or make a reservation, click here. Please be sure to read all the information on this page before you head out to climb. SPECIAL HOLIDAY AVAILABILITY: Climbing will be available at…

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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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  • Now Accepting Bids for Agricultural Lease at Observatory Park

    The following land is currently available for agricultural lease from Geauga Park District. Bids and qualifications will be accepted from those interested until May 20, 2022. To fulfill this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), persons must submit a brief list of qualifications with respect to agricultural experience and the capability to farm the land yearly in the permitted crops. Desired lessee must be conservation-minded with respect to best management practices. The highest bid with best qualifications will be awarded. Lease will…

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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: Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) Independence Day (Monday, July 4) Labor Day (Monday, September 5) Columbus Day (Monday, October 10) Veterans Day (Friday, November 11) Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24) Christmas (Sunday & Monday, December 25 & 26)

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  • Thanksgiving 2021 Project Updates

    As we discuss this season what makes us grateful, Geauga Park District is pleased to share updates about the three big projects that have been underway in 2021. Thank you for your support. We can't wait to show you the progress in person! Swine Creek Reservation - Construction of New Lodge The new 1,400-square-foot Swine Creek Lodge is situated in the footprint of the previous lodge with a capacity of 88 occupants. It features heat, a fireplace, a covered porch,…

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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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