Make plans and spend some time with that special man in your life this Father's Day with a relaxing walk, a wild day at the Zoo, an adventure on the lake or a quiet morning on the greens in Cleveland Metroparks.
On Sunday, June 15, show him how much you care with some one-on-one or family time with these free or low cost recommendations for Father's Day:
If dad would prefer some quiet time on the greens, then treat him to a round of golf. Cleveland Metroparks has eight different golf courses that are open and ready for play on Father's Day from dawn to dusk. Tee reservations can be made by visiting clevelandmetroparks.com/golf or by calling 216-635-3673 (FORE). Purchase dad a Bonus Rounds membership and receive nine free holes.
Or try a new twist on golf and play a round of FootGolf, a fast-paced hybrid of soccer and golf. FootGolf can be played at two Cleveland Metroparks golf courses, Mastick Woods offers 18 FootGolf holes certified by the American FootGolf League and Shawnee Hills provides players with a 9-hole course. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/footgolf or call (216) 635-3200.
Treat dad to a fun day at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Make memories at the brand new Circle of Wildlife Carousel with its 64 hand -carved animal figures. All dads receive free admission! Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or call 216-661-6500.
Join a Cleveland Metroparks naturalist for some animal dad trivia the whole family will enjoy at Monarch Bluff Picnic Shelter from 1 - 2 p.m. Learn about the �best� dads in the wild and make a cool craft to take home. Did you know the female giant water bug can lay up to 150 eggs on the wings or back of the male water bug? The proud father-to-be cleans, removes fungus and cares for the eggs until they hatch. Monarch Bluff Picnic Shelter is located off the West Ridgewood Drive entrance to West Creek Reservation in Parma. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-887-1968.
Bring the family out to North Chagrin Nature Center for a relaxing and leisurely walk in the woods from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Keep an eye out for native wildlife. Maybe you'll spot a few furry or feathered dads with their families.North Chagrin Nature Center is located off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in Mayfield Village. Follow the signs for the nature center at the Sunset Lane entrance to North Chagrin Reservation. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-473-3370.
Celebrate Father's Day at Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store! Rent a pontoon, paddleboat, kayak or stand up paddleboard for a day out on the lake. If you want something more relaxing, the store has all the bait and fishing supplies you need for a perfect fishing trip. For more information, call 330-278-2160.
The perfect gift for any dad is a Cleveland Metroparks gift card which can be used throughout the Park District.
For a complete list of Cleveland Metroparks educational programs, recreational opportunities and special events, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.