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9045 Baldwin Rd.
Kirtland Hills, Ohio 44060
Phone: 440-256-3808
GPS Lon: 81° 18' 58.628" W • Lat: 41° 38' 4.110" N

Hours: Open for pre-registered program or by appointment only.

Schoolhouse at dawn - Photo by Shawn ParkerSchool, camp, and scouting program information: To request an education, camp, or scouting brochure call 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226.

Children's programs are listed in Parks Plus!, the seasonal program guide for Lake Metroparks.

The Children's Schoolhouse Nature Park is dedicated to teaching and sharing Lake County's natural heritage with children. All programs are developed with the 3 Rs of environmental education in mind: Respect for nature through learning; Reverence for all life and everyone's role in the natural world, and the Responsibility we all share to take care of the natural world for future generations. Now, children who visit the Schoolhouse will learn through their senses-they see, touch, smell, hear, taste, and remember.

Originally know as Riverside School #2 in the Kirtland Township School District, the schoolhouse opened its doors to students in 1894. Nearly a century later, in 1988, the Anthony S. Ocepek family donated the facility to Lake Metroparks.

The Children's Schoolhouse Nature Park staff offers a variety of programs to small groups of 30 or less by reservation only.


Take I-90 to Rt. 615 south. Proceed for 0.5 mile. Turn left onto Chillicothe Rd. then turn right onto Baldwin Rd. Continue for approximately two 2 miles. The Children's Schoolhouse Nature Park will be on the left. The entrance is located just past Hart Rd and across from Booth Rd.