Get Up Get Out and Go

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Get Up, Get Out & Go! to your local parks for FREE fun-filled activities this summer!


What Is It?
Get Up, Get Out & Go! (GGG) is an outdoor recreational program for kids ages 11 to 14 and their families to get out into their national park, Summit Metro Parks, and Cleveland Metroparks. All activites are FREE and open to the public.




Regular programs are Mondays and Wednesdays in Cleveland and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Akron. All programs are from 7 to 9 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and include a train ride, wilderness training, night hiking, games, cycling, and fishing. Locations vary.

2015 GGG Cleveland Schedule

FREE transportation is provided to each event.
Buses will leave at 6:30 p.m and return at 9:30 p.m. Locations are:
YWCA of Greater Cleveland 4109 Prospect Ave
Outhwaite Community Center 2452 East 46th St.
Fulton Branch, Cleveland Public Library 3545 Fulton Rd

Monday, June 22, 7 - 9 p.m.
Ride the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Rockside Station, 7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence 44131

Wednesday, June 24, 7 -9 p.m.
Amazing Race Part #1
Canal Exploration Center, 7104 Canal Road, at Hillside Road intersection, Valley View 44125

Monday, June 29, 7 - 9 p.m.
Bike Riding on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Boston Store Visitor Center, 1550 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264

Wednesday, July 1, 7 - 9 p.m.
Game Day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, 4524 E. 49th Street, Cleveland 44125

Monday, July 6, 7 - 9 p.m.
Amazing Race Part #2
Garfield Reservation, 11350 Broadway Ave., Cleveland 44125

Wednesday, July 8, 7 - 9 p.m.
Ghost Walk
Brecksville Reservation, 13513 Station Road, Independence 44131

Monday, July 13, 7 - 9 p.m.
Fishing Fun
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, 4524 E. 49th Street, Cleveland 44125

Wednesday, July 15, 7 - 9 p.m.
Yoga and Field Games
Boston Store Visitor Center, 1550 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264

Monday, July 20, 7 - 9 p.m.
Bike Riding on the Ohio &Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Boston Store Visitor Center, 1550 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264

Wednesday, July 22
Concert: Music in the Meadow: HeartBEAT Afrika
Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44224
5:30 –6:30 p.m. Pre-concert family activities
6:30 –8 p.m. Concert

2015 GGG Akron Schedule

FREE transportation is provided to each event.
Buses will leave at 6:30 p.m and return at 9:30 p.m. Locations are:
Patterson Park Community Center 800 Patterson Ave.
Lawton Street Community Center 1225 Lawton St.
Joy Park Community Center 825 Fuller St

Tuesday, June 23, 7 - 9 p.m.
Ride the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Akron Northside Station, 27 Ridge Street, Akron 44304

Thursday, June 25, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tai Chi and Field Games
Big Bend Area, Sand Run Metro Park, 1337 Merriman Road, Akron 44313

Tuesday, June 30, 7 - 9 p.m.
Bike Riding on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Boston Store Visitor Center, 1550 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264

Thursday, July 2, 7 - 9 p.m.
Fishing Fun
Firestone Metro Park, Little Turtle Pond, 2400 Harrington Road, Akron 44319

Tuesday, July 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Game Day
Summit Lake Community Center, 380 West Crosier Street, Akron 44311

Thursday, July 9, 7 - 9 p.m.
Ghost Walk
Treaty Line Area, Sand Run Metro Park, 995 Treaty Line Rd., Akron 44313

Tuesday, July 14, 7 - 9 p.m.
Nature Realm Experience
F. A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron 44313

Thursday, July 16, 7 - 9 p.m.
Bike Riding on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Boston Store Visitor Center, 1550 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264

Tuesday, July 21, 7 - 9 p.m.
Amazing Race
Big Bend Area, Sand Run Metro Park, 1337 Merriman Road, Akron 44313

Wednesday, July 22
Concert: Music in the Meadow: HeartBEAT Afrika
Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44224
5:30 –6:30 p.m. Pre-concert family activities
6:30 –8 p.m. Concert


How to Participate

Registration is encouraged. For more information contact Park Ranger Pamela Machuga at e-mail us or 440-343-7035.

Thank You to Our Community Partners
Get Up, Get Out and Go! is sponsored by Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Conservancy for CVNP, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and Cleveland Clinic. Campaign partners include Summit Metro Parks, Cleveland Metroparks, Slavic Village Development, YWCA of Greater Cleveland, Akron Public Schools, and the Akron Recreation Bureau.


 
Get Up,Get Out & Go! archery activity

CUVA Crew Volunteer at a Get Up, Get Out & Go archery event

©SARA GUREN

GO (Get Outside) Crew! Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, to work with children participating in GGG. Volunteers will assist with train rides, fishing, biking, night hikes, and outdoor challenges.

For more information, contact Park Ranger Pam Machuga at e-mail us or 440-343-7035.

 
Get Up,Get Out & Go

Trying on historic customes.

©SARA GUREN

Interviews With Kids
We interviewed kids attending Get Up, Get Out & Go! programs to find out what they liked best about the park. Here are the highlights.

  • "I would do the program again because it's really fun to meet new people." Devin, age 10, Akron
  • "I like fishing, so I'm excited!" Devon, age 11, Akron
  • "I like to walk and ride bikes because I like to get exercise." Chris, age 10, Akron
  • "I like to see the beauty of nature with my friends." Sierra, age 10, Akron
  • "I like anywhere I can just sit and talk." Kasie, age 14, Akron

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