The 2019 Geauga SWCD Rain Barrel Auction Begins!

The Geauga Soil Conservation District (SWCD) is proud to roll out the barrels of their 2019 Rain Barrel Yard Art Campaign!  Through this creative community initiative, local artists transform 55-gallon recycled plastic barrels into beautiful, re-purposed rain barrels!  By collecting rooftop runoff for watering landscapes, lawns, and flower gardens, these decorated barrels help save water, … Read more

Practice with your trail horse for the Trail Horse Nature Challenge on Saturday, August 24 and Horseback Riders: Amish Buggy Training & Trail Ride on Saturday, September 14

Those with horses are invited to register for two unique horseback activities designed to unify and educate trail users. Please just remember to register in advance at or 440-286-9516. On Saturday, August 24th, Geauga Park District’s annual Trail Horse Nature Challenge returns from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The West Woods, featuring a 1- to 2-hour … Read more

Fascinating Caterpillars, Butterflies and Meadow Insects will Wow you at the Caterpillar Extravaganza on August 18 at The West Woods Nature Center

August is packing Geauga Park District with up-close-and-personal caterpillar, butterfly and meadow insect experiences! For tons of all-ages fun, hit the Caterpillar Extravaganza on Sunday, August 18th from noon to 4:00 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center. Bigger and better than ever, this annual event features live, native caterpillars on their host plants in open air … Read more

Spread the Word: Veteran Community welcome to exclusive hike at new Geauga Park, Veterans Legacy Woods on August 21

Named to honor our Armed Forces veterans, Veterans Legacy Woods will be the site of a naturalist-led hike just for veterans on Wednesday, August 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration is not required to participate – just show up! Amassing 180 acres and most recently operated at Wicked Woods Golf Course, Veterans Legacy Woods was … Read more

Chardon Students Head Back to School on August 14 – District reminds drivers to proceed with caution around school buses

With Chardon Local Schools students returning to classes on August 14th, the district would like to remind all drivers out on the roads to proceed with extra caution and care around school buses and to be equally mindful of students crossing streets. For the safety of students, all vehicles must always yield to the signals … Read more

Join author Dan Rager for a discussion of his second book, “All Aboard the Maple Leaf Route Vol. 2 , The Critical Edition” on September 11 at the Chardon Library

Join author Dr. Dan Rager as he discusses his second book on the Maple Leaf Route, All Aboard the Maple Leaf Route Vol. 2. The book is an inside look at the Cleveland & Eastern Railway system which riders took into Cleveland from Geauga County. This railway changed Gates Mills and Geauga County forever. The … Read more