CLIMB, RIDE, GLIDE & PLAY! – Dates coming up for the return of “ropes & boats” in Geauga Park District

Geauga Park District is excited to reopen its “ropes & boats” recreational offerings for the season on Saturday, May 28, during the festive Memorial Day weekend.


New this year, Claridon Woodlands’ ropes course is now offering less-rushed adventures with slightly larger groups and more time on the course, featuring platforms 32 feet off the ground, linked by eight 23-to-32-foot-long challenge elements, and an exciting 100-foot-long zipline exit!


This season, high ropes will be open for hour-and-a-half-long sessions Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 and 4 p.m.; and Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:30, 2, 4:30, and 6 p.m. Access is free to all Geauga County residents (ID required) and $20 for out-of-county residents (credit card only, paid onsite). To make a reservation (highly recommended), check availability, learn age requirements and weight restrictions, and more, be sure to read the information posted at ahead of time.


(Or, for those who don’t want such a grand or scheduled adventure, try Claridon Woodlands’ 12-foot-high, 900-square-foot freeform boulder wall, complete with new routes and special new rock holds to mix things up!)


Those craving a warm-weather adventure on the water need look no further than Headwaters Park’s boathouse: your late spring and summer hub for kayak and canoe borrowing on a first-come, first-served basis. New this year, two paddleboats seating up to four people are also available to borrow for one hour at a time. This season, the park’s limited number of kayaks, canoes and paddleboats will be available to borrow Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with last boats out at 4 p.m.; and Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m., with last boats out at 6 p.m.


Geauga County residents can borrow boats for free (ID required); out-of-county residents must pay $5 per hour for adults, $3 per hour for kids 12 and under, $8 for tandem, and $16 for paddleboats (credit card only, paid onsite). Provided life vests must be worn at all times. To learn more, please read the information posted at before you head out.


Periodic updates on both these offerings might also be found at under News & Updates.


For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.


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