Think green this holiday season when shopping for family, friends, and all the special people in your life. Even those hard-to-shop-for people on your list will appreciate a unique, �gift of green� from Cleveland Metroparks, commonly referred to as the �Emerald Necklace.� Whether it's a Cleveland Metroparks Gift Card, a Zoo membership, apparel, merchandise or a tribute gift, there's something to please just about everyone on your list.
Cleveland Metroparks Apparel and Merchandise:
Who wouldn't love to receive Cleveland Metroparks one-of-a-kind apparel and outerwear? Selections range from cool hoodies and cozy fleece jackets to comfy long-sleeve tees and trendy vests. Or, try a one-size-fits-all nature-inspired 2015 Cleveland Metroparks calendar featuring Park District landscapes and wildlife photos. Shop at two convenient Cleveland Metroparks holiday kiosks located in Southpark Mall in Strongsville and Beachwood Place or do your holiday shopping at clevelandmetroparks.com, any of four The Nature Shops, eight Cleveland Metroparks golf pro shops or Zoo gift shops located in the Welcome Plaza and The RainForest.
Gift cards are available in denominations ranging from $25 to $150 and can be used throughout the Park District toward a variety of products and services including: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo admission, golf course greens fees and cart rentals, merchandise from the Nature Shops, facility rentals, fee-based programs, Chalet toboggan chutes admission and Ledge Pool passes. To purchase a Cleveland Metroparks gift card visit clevelandmetroparks.com, The Nature Shops or Cleveland Metroparks holiday kiosks located in Southpark Mall in Strongsville and Beachwood Place.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Membership:
Friends and family will �go wild� upon receiving a gift membership to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Members receive FREE unlimited admission to the Zoo and The RainForest plus discounts on Zoo education and camp programs and special events including Boo at the Zoo for one year. To learn more about all member benefits or to purchase a gift membership, visit clevelandzoosociety.org.
Cleveland Metroparks Golf Bonus Rounds:
Score a hole in one with the golfers on your shopping list by enrolling them in Cleveland Metroparks Bonus Rounds program. Sign up by December 31 and pay only $20, that's a $5 savings. With Bonus Rounds, golfers receive a free nine hole round of golf at any Cleveland Metroparks golf course, a $5 coupon off any purchase of in-stock merchandise at a Cleveland Metroparks golf pro shop and for every $100 spent on greens fees, the member earns $20 in Bonus Dollars good toward future greens fees. Enroll at clevelandmetroparks.com or at any Cleveland Metroparks golf course.
Season Pass to Chalet Toboggan Chutes in Strongsville:
For those �need for speed� lovers, purchase them a Toboggan Chutes Season Pass. Enjoy a heart-pumping, wild ride all season long. Toboggan Chutes are open Friday, November 28 through March 8. Purchase a season pass now through December 24 and receive a discounted rate and special gift. Discounted season pass rates are: adult $54, child $45 and family $135. To purchase a season pass, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/tchutes or call 440-572-9990.
Cleveland Metroparks Adventure Club:
Kids 12 and younger will go �wild� for a membership in Cleveland Metroparks Adventure Club. Choose from three levels, Premium $40, Plus $20 or Basic FREE. This unique program gives kids access to nature and conservation programs and hands-on activities throughout the Park District and Zoo. Kids earn stickers for their Adventure Club passports and are rewarded with a party! Sign up at clevelandmetroparks.com/adventureclub.
Holiday Tribute Gifts:
Honor the nature lover or outdoor enthusiasts in your life with a holiday tribute gift. Make a donation in their honor to any of the nine Cleveland Metroparks funds: Fishing, Golf Education, Trails, Emerald Necklace Endowment, Field Trip Transportation, Legacy, Outdoor Education, Ranger Department K9 Unit, and Ranger Department Mounted Unit. A special holiday card will be sent notifying the honoree of your meaningful donation. To make a tribute gift online, visit clevelandmetroparks.com and select �donate� at the bottom of the page. Or contact Karen Kannenberg, CFRE, manager of gifts and donor development at 216-635-3217 or email@example.com. All gifts are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations.
SUE ALLEN - 216-635-3338, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLLY KECK - 216-635-3253, email@example.com