Lake Metroparks May Program Now Open

May program registration now open   Lake Metroparks is offering a fun slate of programs this May. Pre-registration is required for most programs. Click here for a list or search and register online. Call the Registration Department at 440-358-7275 with questions.   REGISTER NOW  

Audubon takes viewers on a backyard safari in Geauga County – Tuesday, April 20 at 7 pm (arrive early)

Wildlife adventure can be found not only in faraway destinations. Nature enthusiast Chris Parker will share his face to face encounters with “The Wildlife of Bass Lake” in a virtual program 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 20 for Blackbrook Audubon Society. Everyone is invited to register on the event page at to receive a link to the program … Read more

Holden Forests & Gardens Awarded $200,000 Grant from The Cleveland Foundation for People for Trees™  

(CLEVELAND) – Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) has received a generous $200,000 grant from the Cleveland Foundation to support People for Trees™, a public awareness initiative that encourages and empowers residents in communities across Northeast Ohio to plant and care for a tree, beginning with making a pledge. The aim is to have 15,000 new trees planted … Read more

Akron teen repeats as BGCNEO Youth of the Year

For the second consecutive year, Abrianna Johnson, a senior at Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, has been named Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio’s 2021 Youth of the Year. Abrianna, 18, topped three other candidates in the judging, which was announced Friday. She now moves on to state Youth of the Year competition, … Read more

Hundreds of Colorful Butterflies Return to the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Glasshouse – Spring blooms pop up in the outdoor gardens

(CLEVELAND)  – To celebrate the arrival of spring in a big way, Holden Forest & Gardens presents Return of the Butterflies at the Cleveland Botanical Garden – a visual treat with more than 600 newly emerged butterflies in Costa Rica biome beginning Saturday, April 3rd. The butterflies in the Costa Rica biome will bring the Glasshouse to … Read more

Grand River Canoe & Kayak Race Saturday, April 24 – Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark to Hidden Valley Park

After two years of cancelations, we plan to host the Grand River Canoe and Kayak Race this spring with some modifications due to COVID-19 protocols. • Same-day registration will not be accepted. • Number of racers will be limited. • Shuttle between Hidden Valley Park and Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark will not be available. • Traditional … Read more