Are you adventure ready? It’s official: as of May 30th, the new Claridon Woodlands’ highly anticipated ropes course, pump track/single mountain bike track, free-form boulder wall and Nature-based playground begs you to play all day, and Geauga Park District’s popular kayak/canoe-borrowing program returns on June 6th to Headwaters Park!
Claridon Woodlands’ ropes course is like nothing Geauga County has ever seen, featuring platforms 32 feet off the ground linked by eight 23-to-32-foot-long challenge elements, aptly named Wobbly Logs, Tarzan Stump Traverse, Icicle Traverse, Beam, Railroad, Ride the Wave, Multivine and Wobbly XOXO. Ready to come back down to earth? Your exit is an exciting 100-foot-long zipline.
For the mountain bikers out there, a pump track is a circuit of rollers to ride by “pumping,” the goal being to ride the track repeatedly without pedaling. A connected 2,025-foot-long linear single mountain bike track featuring 2-foot-wide boardwalk crossings provide another one-of-a-kind addition to your parks.
Across the way, climbers can test their strength and strategy on a new 12-foot-high, 900-square-foot free-form boulder wall, and kids can explore a Nature-based playground complete with log balance beams, a canoe sandbox, a log tunnel, a play cabin, boulders and other various climbing elements.
All this park’s amenities will be free for Geauga County residents; use of the ropes course will cost $20 per hour for out-of-county residents (credit card only, paid onsite). Ropes course sessions are each one hour in duration, available Wednesdays through Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., requiring a trained staff member’s assistance to ensure fun and safe adventures for all.
As for physical requirements, ropes course participants must be between 50 and 275 lbs. and at least 54 inches (4 feet 6 inches) tall. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult to sign a waiver; accompanying adults need not climb the course.
For those craving adventure on the water, self-guided tours of East Branch Reservoir will also become available beginning June 6th starting at the Headwaters Park Boathouse: your summertime hub for kayak and canoe borrowing on a first-come, first-served basis. Each loan can last up to two hours, available Wednesdays through Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 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 residents must pay $5 per hour for adults, $3 per hour for kids 12 and under, and $8 for tandem (credit card only, paid onsite). Provided life vests must be worn at all times, and a driver’s license will be held as a security deposit for each loan. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via Geauga Park District, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.