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  • August Movie Night – “Back to the Future”

    The people have spoken, and "Back to the Future" will be our August fan-voted movie! Please come out to Observatory Park on Saturday, August 11, for this classic film (details here) plus our awesome annual Meteors & Moths Overnight Event.

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  • Nature Writing Contest – Winning Works

    Congratulations to the following winners of our 23rd Annual Nature Writing Contest! Read their winning works below, or come hear them read in person (and pick up a FREE winners' chapbook) on Sunday, August 5, at 3 p.m. during the 27th Annual Nature Arts Festival. Adult Poetry 1st - Annelise Wallie, "They Think I'm Crazy" 2nd - Nancy Murphy, "Dawn Train" 3rd - Jann Glove, "The Wonders of Wildflowers" Honorable Mention - Sarah Pavolko, "Interlude" Adult Prose 1st - Michael…

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  • Bird Box Webcams

    Ever wished you could see all the activity inside your local bird boxes? Good news: boxes outside Big Creek Park’s Donald W. Meyer Center and The West Woods Nature Center are outfitted with live webcams so you can do just that! Visit our Birdwatching page, under Activities above, for the links and naturalist blogs.

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  • Prescription for Parks

    Geauga Park District and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center are excited to introduce a new collaboration with a focus on health, aimed at making sure Geauga County residents are aware of all the awesome and totally free ways their parks can help them get and stay fit all year round. Prescription for Parks recently began with displays in 10 primary care physicians’ offices to help them “prescribe” outdoor activities like walking, jogging, biking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Pictured are (L…

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  • Kayak/Canoe Borrowing Returns June 6

    Geauga Park District's popular kayak/canoe-borrowing program returns on June 6 to Headwaters Park! For those craving adventure on the water, your self-guided tour of East Branch Reservoir starts at the Headwaters Park Boathouse, first come, first served. Each loan can last up to two hours, available Wednesdays through Sundays 1 to 8 p.m. Please call 440-279-0850 to confirm hours before your visit. Once again, Geauga County residents can borrow the park’s limited number of kayaks and canoes for free; out-of-county…

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  • Ropes Course, Boulder Wall & More to Open May 30

    Are you adventure ready? It’s official: starting on May 30, the new Claridon Woodlands’ highly anticipated ropes course, pump track/single mountain bike track, freeform boulder wall and Nature-based playground will be inviting you to come play all day! All of these new amenities will be free for Geauga County residents; out-of-county residents will be charged a fee for use of the ropes course. Click here for more amenity details, scheduled hours, associated fees, physical requirements, safety rules, waiver form and…

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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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