Geauga Park District’s The Rookery will be closed to the public for two days in November, and Big Creek Park, The West Woods and Observatory Park will each be closed two days in December, for the purpose of the Park District’s controlled hunting program.
Rangers will block public entrance to The Rookery on November 22 and 23 to ensure safety while the park is closed for youth shotgun hunting; and The West Woods on December 1 and 2; Big Creek Park on December 3 and 4; and Observatory Park on December 5 and 6 to ensure safety while the parks are closed for firearms hunting.
Please note that The West Woods closures will also block access to that park’s nature center.
Controlled hunting has been used since the 2007-08 season to maintain healthy, balanced populations of plants and animals on Park District properties. Time has proven it a viable management tool and a proactive approach to the Park District’s mission. Read to learn more about the controlled hunting program.
All Geauga Park District buildings will also be closed Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day; unscheduled closures are always posted on WKYC and WEWS in Cleveland.