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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.

2014 GGG Cleveland Schedule

Monday, June 23, 7 - 9 p.m.
Ride the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Rockside Station, 7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence 44131

Wednesday, June 25, 7 - 9 p.m.
Feats of Strength
Brecksville Reservation, 13513 Station Road, Brecksville 44141

Monday, June 30, 7 - 9 p.m.
Fishing on the Ohio & Erie Canal
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, 4524 East 49th Street, Cleveland 44125

Wednesday, July 2, 7 - 9 p.m.
Fitness Challenge
Brecksville Reservation, 13513 Station Road, Brecksville 44141

Monday, July 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Fishing on the Ohio & Erie Canal
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, 4524 East 49th Street, Cleveland 44125

Wednesday, July 9, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tools of the Trade
Garfield Reservation, 11350 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland 44125

Monday, July 14, 7 - 9 p.m.
Bike Riding on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Stanford House, 6093 Stanford Road, Peninsula 44264

Wednesday, July 16, 7 - 9 p.m.
Exploring Animals
Brecksville Reservation, 13513 Station Road, Brecksville 44141

Monday, July 21, 7 - 9 p.m.
Game Day
Garfield Reservation, 11350 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland 44125

Wednesday, July 23, Pre-concert family activities from 5:30 - 6:30, concert from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Mo' Mojo Concert
Music in the Meadow, Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44224

Friday, August 1, 7 p.m.
Overnight Camping
Stanford Primitive Campsites, 6093 Stanford Road, Peninsula 44264

FREE transportation is provided to each event. Buses will leave at 6:30 p.m from:
- YWCA of Greater Cleveland, 4109 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland 44103
- Outwaite Community Center, 2452 East 46th Street, Cleveland 44103
- Fulton Branch, Cleveland Public Library, 3545 Fulton Road, Cleveland 44109

2014 GGG Akron Schedule

Tuesday, June 24, 7 - 9 p.m.
Ride the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Akron Northside Station, 27 Ridge Street, Akron 44304

Thursday, June 26, 7 - 9 p.m.
Feats of Strength
Big Bend Area, 1337 Merriman Road, Akron 44313

Tuesday, July 1, 7 - 9 p.m.
Fitness Challenge
Treaty Line Area, 975 Treaty Line Road, Akron 44313

Thursday, July 3, 7 - 9 p.m.
Fishing on the Ohio & Erie Canal
Station Road Bridge Trailhead, east off Riverview Road, 1/8 mile south of SR 82, Brecksville 44141

Tuesday, July 8, 7 - 9 p.m.
Fishing at Little Turtle Pond
Firestone Metro Park, 2400 Harrington Road, Akron 44319

Thursday, July 10, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tools of the Trade
Big Bend Area, 1337 Merriman Road, Akron 44313

Tuesday, July 15, 7 - 9 p.m.
Choose Your Own
Kendall Lake Area, Truxell/Kendall Park Road, 2 miles west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264

Thursday, July 17, 7 - 9 p.m.
Game Day

Treaty Line Area, 975 Treaty Line Road, Akron 44313

Tuesday, July 22, 7 - 9 p.m.
Exploring Animals
Oak Hill Trailhead,3901 Oak Hill Road, Peninsula 44264

Wednesday, July 23, Pre-concert family activities from 5:30 - 6:30, concert from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Mo' Mojo Concert
Music in the Meadow, Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44224

Thursday, July 24, 7 - 9 p.m.
Bike Riding on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Peninsula Depot Boarding Station, 1630 West Mill St. Peninsula 44264

Tuesday, July 29, 7 p.m.
Overnight Camping
Stanford Primitive Campsites, 6093 Stanford Road, Peninsula 44264

FREE transportation is provided to each event. Buses will leave at 6:30 p.m from:
- Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Avenue, Akron 44310
- Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton Street, Akron 44320
- Joy Park Community Center, 25 Fuller Street, Akron 44306


How to Participate

Registration is encouraged. For more information contact Park Ranger Brady Bourquin 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 Brady Bourquin 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

Did You Know?

Monarch Butterfly - US Fish and Wildlife Service Photo

Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.