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Cleveland Metroparks Summer 2022 Programs


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Urban Line Dancing

Enjoy FREE Urban Line Dance instruction in July and August. Get your heart beating during 11 evenings of fun in the fresh air. Each evening will include new moves, great music, and helpful instruction.

 

*Garfield Park Reservation:

  • Location: Garfield Park Reservation at Garfield Park Center parking area, 11350 Broadway Ave.
  • Dates: Tuesdays, July 12th – August 30th
    • July 12
    • July 19
    • July 26
    • August 2
    • August 9
    • August 16
    • August 23
    • August 30
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

*Euclid Creek Reservation:

  • Location: Euclid Creek Reservation at Euclid Beach parking area, 16301 Lakeshore Blvd.
  • Dates: Wednesdays, July 13th – July 27th
    • July 13
    • July 20
    • July 27
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 


West African Drum Circle

Join the excitement as Olu Manns teaches the art of creating a traditional West African Drum Circle. Every age and level of experience is encouraged to participate in this FREE experience. Don’t miss the fun! Bring instruments if you have them.

 

  • Location: Lakefront Reservation at Lower Edgewater parking lot near beach, 7600 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
    • Date: Friday, August 19
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 

  • Location: Euclid Creek Reservation at Euclid Beach Park, 16301 Lakeshore Blvd.
    • Date: Friday, August 26
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 

  • Location: Garfield Park Reservation at Garfield Park Center parking area, 11350 Broadway Ave.
    • Date: Friday, September 2
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 


Kid’s Nature Lunch and Learn

Join Cleveland Metroparks this summer to explore, learn and play games while visiting our mobile nature center! Free lunches are provided for youth 18 years old and under by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (while supplies last).

 

*Location: Euclid Creek Reservation at Euclid Beach Park, 16301 Lakeshore Blvd.

  • Dates and Theme:
    • Thursday, June 16: Urban Birds
    • Thursday, July 14: Investigating Insects
    • Thursday, August 4: Wildlife in the City
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

 

*Location: Bedford Reservation at Willis Picnic Area, 197 Willis St. 

  • Dates and Theme:
    • Friday, June 17: Urban Birds
    • Friday, July 15: Investigating Insects
    • Friday, August 5: Wildlife in the City
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

 

*Location: Garfield Park Reservation at Windy Ridge Picnic Area, 11350 Broadway Ave.

  • Dates and Theme:
    • Thursday, June 23: Urban Birds
    • Thursday, July 21: Investigating Insects
    • Thursday, August 11: Wildlife in the City
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

 

*Location: Euclid Creek Reservation at Highland Picnic Area, 850 Euclid Creek Parkway

  • Dates and Theme:
    • Friday, June 24: Urban Birds
    • Friday, July 22: Investigating Insects
    • Friday, August 12: Wildlife in the City
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

 

*Location: Lakefront Reservation at Lower Edgewater parking lot near beach, 7600 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway

  • Dates and Theme:
    • Thursday, June 30: Urban Birds
    • Thursday, July 28: Investigating Insects
    • Thursday, August 18: Wildlife in the City
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

  


Other Free Family Programs and Events

  • Cleveland Metroparks offers many free and low-cost programs for students and their families this spring and summer! Join us at our 5 nature centers and 18 reservations for fun, adventure, and learning!  For more information, see clevelandmetroparks.com
  • Longest Day of Play: Saturday, June 18, 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Euclid Creek Reservation (Euclid Beach)
  • Firefly Quest: Saturday, June 25th, 8:00-10:30 pm, Bedford Reservation (Hemlock Creek Picnic Area
  • Backyard Nature Bash: Saturday, August 14, noon-4:00 pm, West Creek Reservation, Watershed Stewardship Center

 

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

On Mondays*, the Zoo is FREE for residents of Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township. To confirm your residency, bring your driver's license or state I.D. or a current utility bill with your Cuyahoga County or Hinckley Township address along with a photo ID.  Admission to The RainForest is $6.00 on Mondays for Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township residents.

*From Memorial Day through Labor Day, if Monday is an observed holiday, free Zoo admission does not apply.

 

4/11/2022