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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, and click the headlines for details: Winter Programs Registration is required for most of our programs this year. Treat yourself by scheduling some time to take a park adventure with a naturalist! Cleared Trails for Walking Park operations crews regularly…

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  • Winter Activity Guide

    Click here to view the winter Park Explorer Activity Guide, containing programs, special events and information for January through March 2021. Reminder: For Geauga County residents, registration opened December 20 at 10 a.m. All others can register beginning December 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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  • 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: Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 17) President's Day (Monday, February 21) 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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  • Caveman Crawl Race Results & Photos

    Looking for the race results after the 5K on Sunday, September 12? Look no further! 2021 Race Results 2021 Event Photos Event Registration & Details

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  • Coronavirus & Your Parks (Updated 5/19/21)

    Geauga Park District is continuing to follow current state guidelines for COVID-19 safety. Thus, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings in park facilities or during park programs and events. Please continue to check our website before attending any programs or events, as they all remain subject to change or be cancelled. Also still in place, until further notice: Park staff is careful to clean and disinfect our lodges and facilities. Guests may wish to bring…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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