Updates from Your Foundation for Geauga Parks

Indeed springtime is most welcome this year! While the social climate continues to surprise, the natural world continues to awe. Regardless of the daily news, hope does spring forward with each new emerging wildflower, opening leaf, and hatching egg. 

Life will continue to be a little different in 2020, but we rest in the consistencies in nature. We at the Foundation are with you, as together we discover new ways to navigate.

Like so many nonprofits, the Foundation Board of Trustees has had to make some difficult decisions regarding events and activities. We ask you to adapt with us. Following are a few updates to keep you informed. 

Stay healthy and stay close to nature, 

Gretchen Faro, Director                 

Paige Orvis, Associate Director

Twilight Soiree CANCELED

The Foundation for Geauga Parks Board of Trustees, out of an abundance of caution for the well-being of our supporters and friends, has made the very difficult decision to cancel our signature fundraising event, Twilight Soiree, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Veterans Legacy Woods in Newbury Township.

Although we have deferred our single annual fundraising event this year, we remain fully committed to funding conservation and nature education programs which benefit so many of our residents.

In lieu of purchasing event tickets, please consider making an unrestricted gift to the Foundation for Geauga Parks at this link.

All proceeds support the mission of the Foundation to fund community engagement with nature through education, preservation, conservation, and appreciation of the unique natural character of Geauga County.

We look forward to celebrating the natural world together with you at Twilight Soiree 2021.STAY WELL!
2020 Explorers Series 
Saturday, June 6, 2020
10:30 a.m.

Veterans Legacy WoodsJoin other park lovers for a one-hour walk at Veterans Legacy Woods, following portions of the “orange” and “magenta” paths. The group will meet behind the park Lodge and practice social distancing guidelines.

As people gather, we will break into smaller groups of 10 or less for the walk. Or you may venture off on you own to enjoy Geauga Park District’s newest park.

See the trail map here.Follow this link for directions.

In respect to distancing guidelines, please:
bring your own water bottle and binoculars if needed
bring gloves if you want to help with litter or garlic mustard cleanup
keep a distance of 6 feet between you and other walkers
use face masks as recommended by CDC

This 180-acre park, formerly Wicked Woods Golf Course, was purchased by Geauga Park District in November 2018 with the intent of restoring these lands to a more natural state. Existing cart path mileage is 4.5 miles.
Geauga Skywatchers
Upcoming Skywatcher programs in July and August are returning as virtual events via Zoom.

In the Beginning: The Early Space Program
Monday, July 6, 6:30 PM

Register for the program, and a link to the virtual session will be sent to you.

The option to borrow a telescope from your local Geauga library is temporarily suspended, but you may pre-qualify anytime by taking the online test. 

Geauga County Public Library

Burton Public Library
Geauga Skywatchers is a hands-on club for all ages. Monthly classes and astronomy activities are directed to the 6th-12th grade education level, but all are welcome. Classes are taught by members of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society or Geauga Park District staff.

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