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Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version Celebrate Earth Day with Lake Metroparks

April 27, 2014
Noon to 4:00 pm

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd.
Kirtland, OH 44094

First Picnic of the Year in a clean and safe park

Pack a picnic lunch and bring it with you to Lake Metroparks’ Earth Day celebration! Enjoy the “First picnic of the year” in a clean and safe park. Join in the fun at the FREE event with hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations focusing on efforts to help protect the Earth.

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We are all responsible for caring for our natural environment. This has been the concept of Earth Day since its beginning in 1970. Lake Metroparks continues that focus with its Earth Day events to celebrate our successes that help the Earth, and make a commitment to learn and use new ways to make our planet a healthier place. Discover what you can do to help the environment and learn valuable tips as you participate in hands-on activities during the Earth Day event at Penitentiary Glen Reservation.

  • Interact with representatives from a variety of local agencies, organizations, and groups focused on conservation and the environment at the ECOFAIR.
  • NEW! Shop at the Earth Day Marketplace which features earth-friendly products.
  • Complete an Earth Day coloring page and enjoy various activities, and end with a FREE tree sapling.
  • Be creative and make a “What does Earth Day mean to Me?” craft. Artwork collected will be pieced together as a collage and displayed in the Nature Center.
  • NEW! Explore the park on a Trail Cart ride
  • Win a FREE Rain Barrel. Guests help paint a rain barrel using the pointillism technique. The winner of a free drawing gets to take the rain barrel home!
  • Learn about native wildlife during programs and in the Wildlife Yard
  • Get an up-close look at farming with live animals and displays from Farmpark.
  • Enjoy live, family-friendly musical entertainment.
  • Haircut-a-thon – Ladies & Gentlemen Salon & Spa will be on site to give $10 haircuts, first-come, first-served. The money raised will benefit Penitentiary Glen Nature Center.
  • Integrity Radio WINT 1330 AM will be on site for your entertainment.
  • Train rides –Ride the miniature trains between 1 and 3 pm, weather permitting, provided by the Lake Shore Live Steamers.

The Earth Day celebration completes a week filled with fun nature-oriented programs offered by Lake Metroparks. “Earth Week” activities include Canoe and Kayak Race, Fun Day Monday, bird walks, hikes, bike ride and more. Programs will be held at various park locations. Click here for more information about Earth Week activities call 440-358-7275.

Paint a rain barrel

Admission: Free for all ages!


Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located at 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd in Kirtland.
(440) 256-1404

Take I-90 to Rt. 306 south for about one mile. Turn left onto Rt. 615. Turn right (east) onto Kirtland-Chardon Road and continue for two miles. Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located on the right (south) side of the road.


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Today’s Family Magazine

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