• 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, and exterior picnic tables from which patrons can enjoy the park setting and nearby pond. Anticipated Opening: Early 2022.

    Veterans Legacy Woods – Improvements to Trails & Property

    Veterans Legacy Woods, formerly Wicked Woods Golf Course, is now home to a new accessible asphalt trail, a 1,220-square-foot open air shelter with picnic tables, water fountain and restrooms. This shelter immediately abuts a new hillside-terraced Nature-based playground. With a focus on honoring veterans, a special plaza and grove area pays tribute to all the military branches. This park’s original parking lot has been completely overhauled to include an improved layout with 83 parking spaces, LED lighting and native plant rain garden areas to reduce stormwater runoff. The old Clubhouse has been equipped with a new deck as well as adjacent patio spaces and an open lawn area with a small event stage. When completed, Veterans Legacy Woods Phase 1 will offer nearly three miles of trails with beautiful views year-round. Anticipated Opening: Early 2022 Trail Access, Spring 2022 Facility Reservations.

     

     

    Eldon Russell Park – Improvements to Boat Launch Area

    This project was funded in part with a $75,000 grant under the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Paddling Enhancement Grant Program. Improvements to the launch site along the shoreline were made for kayak and canoe access, as well as improvements to separate vehicular/pedestrian circulation and parking access to the launch. This launch area will improve safety for varying user groups and improve past parking lot runoff issues with a native plant rain garden. A replacement vault restroom, new bench seating and gathering areas have also been added. OPEN NOW, Restrooms Coming Soon!