FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JULY 7, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI OR JESSICA PIKE
216-635-3200, EXT. 3263 OR EXT. 3275
Are you a history buff or just curious about the past? Then, join
Cleveland Metroparks and travel back in time to learn some of the
exciting history in and around the Park District.
Take part in the following free, history-related programs offered
Hidden Story Hike
Tuesday, August 3 � 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Egbert Picnic Area � Bedford Reservation
The 4-mile hike heads down into the gorge to uncover some of
the history that lies within Bedford Reservation. Egbert Picnic
Area is located off Gorge Parkway in Bedford Reservation, off
Egbert Road in Walton Hills. For more information, call
Saturday, August 21 � 10 - 11 a.m.
GarfieldParkNatureCenter � GarfieldPark
Naturalist Amanda Ellisworth helps visitor discover some of the
unique history of the area on a hike along the Iron Springs Loop
Trail. GarfieldParkNatureCenter is located off Mill Creek Lane, off
the Broadway Avenue entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in
Garfield Heights. For more information, call
Bike Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Thursday, August 26 � 6 p.m.
Rockside Road parking lot � Ohio & Erie Canal
Cleveland Metroparks staff members Doug Kusak and Jill Hauger lead
a 12-mile history/nature adventure on bicycle through Ohio &
Erie Canal Reservation's all purpose trail. The terrain is paved
and the program is at an easy to moderate pace. Helmets are
required. Registration, beginning August 2, is required. Rockside
Road parking lot is located near the intersection of Rockside and
Canal roads in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation in Independence.
For more information and to register, call 216-206-1000.
Family Friday Night: Squire's Castle
Friday, August 27 � 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Squire's Castle parking lot � North Chagrin Reservation
Families are invited to discover one of Cleveland Metroparks
most famous landmarks: Squire's Castle! Learn who Feargus B. Squire
was, his connection to John D. Rockefeller, and the story behind
the gatekeeper's lodge that still stands. Squire's Castle is
located off Chagrin River Road in North Chagrin Reservation, south
of Chardon Road/Route 6 in Willoughby Hills. For more
information, call 440-473-3370.
School of the Wilds: Devonian Fossil Fishes
Sunday, August 29 � 2 - 5 p.m.
JohnJ.DonnellyRocky RiverNatureCenter � Rocky
Rocky RiverValley is among the best places on earth to find
Devonian fossils. Naturalist Dave Dvorak and Geologist Paul Hilston
will talk about what life was like 360 million years ago in the
warm shallow sea. Afterwards, take a look at shale through a fossil
hunter's eyes.RockyRiverNatureCenter is located at 24000 Valley
Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in
North Olmsted. For more information, call 440-734-6600.
Enjoy the past now with Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,