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Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park

Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park After Labor Day, the Environmental Learning Center building will be open when staff is present and cl

Beautiful views of a picturesque waterfall, deep ravines, creeks and an expansive wooded area await you on your journey through this park. The Environmental Learning Center is located on nearly 200 acres of beautiful and ecologically diverse open space, rich in both cultural and natural history. Two Grand River tributaries, Big Creek and Jordan Creek, run through and are protected on this property

Beautiful views of a picturesque waterfall, deep ravines, creeks and an expansive wooded area await you on your journey through this park. The Environmental Learning Center is located on nearly 200 acres of beautiful and ecologically diverse open space, rich in both cultural and natural history. Two Grand River tributaries, Big Creek and Jordan Creek, run through and are protected on this property

Operating as usual

Spring program registration is now open for Lake County residents. bit.ly/2WbtrpP (Listings begin on page 4)Open registr...
01/23/2023

Spring program registration is now open for Lake County residents. bit.ly/2WbtrpP (Listings begin on page 4)

Open registration begins January 26.

Questions: Call registration at 440-358-7275 or email [email protected].

Spring program registration begins on Monday January 23 for Lake County residents. bit.ly/2WbtrpP (Spring programs begin...
01/21/2023

Spring program registration begins on Monday January 23 for Lake County residents. bit.ly/2WbtrpP (Spring programs begin on page 4)

Open registration begins January 26.
Summer Day Camp registration begins January 30.

📸 Michelle Romeo

FREE: Art in Science Day at Jordan Creek Park!Today (1/16) 9 am to 5 pmbit.ly/3IM1BqnJoin us for artistic science, explo...
01/16/2023

FREE: Art in Science Day at Jordan Creek Park!
Today (1/16) 9 am to 5 pm
bit.ly/3IM1Bqn

Join us for artistic science, explore natural sciences through interactive exhibits, make crafts and more.

Enjoy our newest story walk, "Once Upon a Northern Night,”along the Learning Loop Trail.

Majestic wintery view of a waterfall at Jordan Creek Park.📸 Bill McMinn
01/14/2023

Majestic wintery view of a waterfall at Jordan Creek Park.

📸 Bill McMinn

Art in Science Day at Jordan Creek Park!Jan. 16 • 9 am to 5 pm • FREEbit.ly/3IM1BqnJoin us for guided artistic science e...
01/13/2023

Art in Science Day at Jordan Creek Park!
Jan. 16 • 9 am to 5 pm • FREE
bit.ly/3IM1Bqn

Join us for guided artistic science exploration, explore natural sciences through interactive exhibits, make crafts and more.

Follow the Learning Loop Trail and enjoy our newest story walk, "Once Upon a Northern Night.”

Happy National Bird Day (Jan. 5)! Join over half a million avian admirers celebrating through a bevy of activities inclu...
01/05/2023

Happy National Bird Day (Jan. 5)! Join over half a million avian admirers celebrating through a bevy of activities including bird-watching, studying birds and other bird-related activities.

Pick up a bird identification book. It will help you learn about species in your area and identify those frequenting your bird feeders.

Enhance the attraction of your backyard. Add feeders, shelter, and more. Learn what birds in your area like to eat and watch them flock to your sanctuary. National Day Calendar

Birding in Lake Metroparks: goto.LakeMetroparks.com/birding
📸 Donald Healy

The Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday when staff is present....
12/30/2022

The Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday when staff is present. The building and exhibits will be closed during the holiday weekend. Regular hours resume on Monday. January 2.

Park open 6 am - 11 pm
📸 Tracy (mommingincle)

What comes to mind when you see a poinsettia? Christmas, I’m sure. How did this plant become a symbol for this Old World...
12/24/2022
Poinsettias: Holiday Symbols from the Garden

What comes to mind when you see a poinsettia? Christmas, I’m sure. How did this plant become a symbol for this Old World holiday?

By Valerie Reinhardt, Farmpark Horticulture Manager

12/23/2022

ALERT: All Lake Metroparks buildings, Farmpark, Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, the pier at Painesville Township Park and the tower at Lake Erie Bluffs are CLOSED until further notice due to forecasted extreme weather. High winds, dangerous wind chills and snow will make conditions unsafe for staff and visitors. Parking lots and trails will not be plowed until it is safe to do so (likely Monday, December 26 due to the holiday).

Please take all recommended safety precautions and limit unnecessary travel. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe.

Northern Cardinals were spotted most frequently last season, with an average of 91.2% of feeders in the state spotting t...
12/14/2022
Which birds are most commonly seen in Ohio?

Northern Cardinals were spotted most frequently last season, with an average of 91.2% of feeders in the state spotting the bird throughout the season, often in a group of three. This was followed by the...
AP cleveland.com

You've seen No. 1 on the most-seen Ohio bird list if you've come across a flash of red in the winter

Family Holiday Hike and CraftJordan Creek Park •  Dec. 7 • 7-8: 30 pmAges 8+ • Fee: $5 • Register: bit.ly/3Ha7Z9U A wint...
12/02/2022

Family Holiday Hike and Craft
Jordan Creek Park • Dec. 7 • 7-8: 30 pm
Ages 8+ • Fee: $5 • Register: bit.ly/3Ha7Z9U

A winter walk will get us out to see what we can find in nature. We will create nature art with the items found. Headlamps will be provided.

Next time you're at Jordan Creek Park, follow the Learning Loop Trail behind Adventure Play for a fun story the entire f...
11/02/2022

Next time you're at Jordan Creek Park, follow the Learning Loop Trail behind Adventure Play for a fun story the entire family can enjoy.

goto.lakemetroparks.com/jordan-creek-park
📸 Bill Mayer

Prime fall colors are right around the corner. The projection for northeast Ohio is the week of October 17! Download a l...
10/11/2022

Prime fall colors are right around the corner. The projection for northeast Ohio is the week of October 17!

Download a list of self-guided hikes and a leaf scavenger hunt to make the most of your fall color experience here: goto.lakemetroparks.com/bingewalk-fall-foliage

📸 kymliveshere

What does one autumn leaf say to another? I’m falling for you. Find out where the choice spots are for leaf-peeping for ...
10/10/2022
Mimi Vanderhaven | Your fall adventure bucket list isn’t complete without a visit to…

What does one autumn leaf say to another? I’m falling for you.

Find out where the choice spots are for leaf-peeping for Best Family Destination, Most Romantic Spot, For the Serious Adventurer and Prime Hiking.

📸 Sandra Dulla

What does one autumn leaf say to another? I’m falling for you. Pardon the cheesy joke, darlings, but Mimi is falling—head over stiletto heels for the…

Lake County offers many parks to experience amazing views of fall colors. Download a list of some of our favorite self-g...
10/06/2022

Lake County offers many parks to experience amazing views of fall colors. Download a list of some of our favorite self-guided fall-foliage hikes here: bit.ly/3Vj14A7

PLUS find a checklist of different types of leaves that can be found in our parks.

Woolly bear…what does winter have in store for us? ❄️Jordan Creek Park 📸  Romeo
10/01/2022

Woolly bear…what does winter have in store for us? ❄️

Jordan Creek Park
📸 Romeo

Adventure Play at Jordan Creek Park is open. This interactive area is designed to engage children in creative and imagin...
09/30/2022

Adventure Play at Jordan Creek Park is open. This interactive area is designed to engage children in creative and imaginative nature discovery activities.

Adventure Play open sunrise to sunset.
Jordan Creek Park is open 6 am to 11 pm daily.

📸 Megan Nelson

09/30/2022
Exploring the outdoors is what Adventure Play is all about. Whether you are building a fort, testing your climbing and b...
09/01/2022

Exploring the outdoors is what Adventure Play is all about. Whether you are building a fort, testing your climbing and balance skills or sliding down the zip line, you will find it in all this free, natural playground at Jordan Creek Park.

goto.LakeMetroparks.com/jordan-creek-park
📸 Kim (Instagram: wearlovewanders)

PLEASE NOTE: Adventure Play at Jordan Creek Park will be closed from 8 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, August 31 for tree maint...
08/31/2022
Jordan Creek Park | Lake Metroparks

PLEASE NOTE: Adventure Play at Jordan Creek Park will be closed from 8 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, August 31 for tree maintenance.

There may also be limited access to the Ridge and Research Station Loop trails.

Check back for updates.

Park info and map: goto.LakeMetroparks.com/jordan-creek-park

Beautiful views of ravines, creeks and woods await you on your journey through this park.

Fall program registration begins at 8 am on Monday, July 25 for Lake County residents. All Farmpark members may register...
07/24/2022

Fall program registration begins at 8 am on Monday, July 25 for Lake County residents. All Farmpark members may register for Farmpark programs beginning July 25. bit.ly/2WbtrpP

Open registration begins Thursday, July 28.

📸 Mike Kozar

The migratory monarch butterfly—the iconic subspecies common to North America—was declared endangered by the Internation...
07/22/2022
Monarch butterflies are now an endangered species

The migratory monarch butterfly—the iconic subspecies common to North America—was declared endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global leading authority on the status of biological diversity. Read more...

The IUCN also announced that sturgeon are in rapid decline, while tiger populations are stabilizing.

Fall program registration begins at 8 am on Monday, July 25 for Lake County residents. All Farmpark members may register...
07/22/2022

Fall program registration begins at 8 am on Monday, July 25 for Lake County residents. All Farmpark members may register for Farmpark programs beginning July 25. bit.ly/2WbtrpP

Open registration begins Thursday, July 28.

📸 Mike Kozar

What does “pileated” mean, and how the heck do you say it? Learn this and much more with these 10 fun facts. National Au...
07/20/2022
10 Fun Facts About the Pileated Woodpecker

What does “pileated” mean, and how the heck do you say it? Learn this and much more with these 10 fun facts. National Audubon Society

From their flaming red crest to their maniacal laughing calls, this is one bird you don’t want to miss.

Novice hikers may think they need expensive gear or ambitious destinations when, in fact, the only requirement is a desi...
07/18/2022

Novice hikers may think they need expensive gear or ambitious destinations when, in fact, the only requirement is a desire to get outside. Here's a primer for hiking newbies: bit.ly/3PhsyT8 The Frederick News-Post

📸 Jim Marquardt

Pop-Up Program! Archery Basics! This is a beginner's introduction to the sport. Learn safety practices then take aim at ...
07/02/2022

Pop-Up Program! Archery Basics! This is a beginner's introduction to the sport. Learn safety practices then take aim at the targets using bows and arrows.

Jordan Creek Park • July 25 or August 9 • 5 to 6:30 pm
Fee: $5 • Register: bit.ly/3R36XPq

Looking for a place explore nature on July 4? The Environmental Learning Center will be open for discovery 9 am to 5 pm....
07/01/2022

Looking for a place explore nature on July 4? The Environmental Learning Center will be open for discovery 9 am to 5 pm.

📷 mylifewithmymini

In honor of , show us your favorite muddy moments in our park!📸 Amanda Lightner
06/29/2022

In honor of , show us your favorite muddy moments in our park!

📸 Amanda Lightner

Are we your favorite family destination? The News-Herald is asking to help them select the Best of the Best Family Desti...
06/24/2022

Are we your favorite family destination? The News-Herald is asking to help them select the Best of the Best Family Destination in Northeast Ohio. Cast your vote by July 8. To vote, click here: bit.ly/3OHIM79.

📸 Bethany Grodell

06/20/2022
Creek walk rock drop

Looking for a way to keep cool that’s close to home and FREE? Go for a creek walk in a park near you! Check out locations and a scavenger hunt of what you can find in the creeks/rivers:
goto.LakeMetroparks.com/bingewalk-creek-walk

What's in the water? Come and see at Jordan Creek Park with one of our new Creek Kits, filled with everything you need t...
06/17/2022

What's in the water? Come and see at Jordan Creek Park with one of our new Creek Kits, filled with everything you need to explore. Check one out from the Environmental Learning Center 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. They are FREE and available on first-come first-served basis. ID required.

Lake Metroparks encourages you to Binge Walk your Parks this year. Cool off this summer with this guide to creek walks i...
06/15/2022

Lake Metroparks encourages you to Binge Walk your Parks this year. Cool off this summer with this guide to creek walks in your parks: goto.lakemetroparks.com/bingewalk-creek-walk

Look for wildlife along the way!
📸 Michelle Romeo

Name that Frog Contest! Use the reactions below to vote for your favorite name for the Jordan Creek gray tree frog. Voti...
06/13/2022

Name that Frog Contest! Use the reactions below to vote for your favorite name for the Jordan Creek gray tree frog. Voting ends Sunday, June 19.

Eastern tiger swallowtails are very large insects. When basking in the sun, their outspread wings can be 3 to 5.5 inches...
06/13/2022

Eastern tiger swallowtails are very large insects. When basking in the sun, their outspread wings can be 3 to 5.5 inches from tip to tip.

Their colors are vibrant. Broad yellow wings are edged by black and with four stripes, like tapering chevrons from the forewing margins downward into the yellow wings. The bottom edges of the hind wings are especially colorful with bluish scales and one or more red spots. U.S. Department of Agriculture

📸 bnr0478 (Instagram)

Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.—Thich Nhat HanhJordan Creek Park g...
06/08/2022

Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.
—Thich Nhat Hanh

Jordan Creek Park
goto.LakeMetroparks.com/jordan-creek-park

📸 kymliveshere

Discover the many waterfalls along  3/4-mile stretch of creek you can explore at Jordan Creek Park.📸 Amelia Doyles
06/07/2022

Discover the many waterfalls along 3/4-mile stretch of creek you can explore at Jordan Creek Park.

📸 Amelia Doyles

We're looking for great teen volunteers to help with day camps! If you are 13 to 17 years old and like working with youn...
05/31/2022

We're looking for great teen volunteers to help with day camps! If you are 13 to 17 years old and like working with younger children, our camp program needs you.

Complete an online application at goto.lakemetroparks.com/volunteer (if you are not already one of our registered volunteers). Volunteers must commit to a full week of camp. For more information, call 440-585-3041 x6418.

Check this out! This is the first image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy. It's the fi...
05/12/2022

Check this out! This is the first image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy. It's the first direct visual evidence of the presence of this black hole. Link to article below.

No, this is not a test.

You are looking at THE first image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy the Milky Way. This image was captured using the Event Horizon Telescope — a planet-scale array of radio telescopes that emerged from decades of NSF support and was forged through international collaboration. Learn more: https://bit.ly/38rC85z.

Adventure Play at Jordan Creek Park is now open! Maneuver through obstacles that challenge balance and climbing ability ...
05/10/2022

Adventure Play at Jordan Creek Park is now open! Maneuver through obstacles that challenge balance and climbing ability including a zipline, slackline forest, lookout towers connected by a 30-foot rope bridge, the Noble Wall, which stands 15 feet tall that you can traverse across and more.

More information:
goto.lakemetroparks.com/adventure-play

📸 Bethany/CLEwithKids

This summer, try archery, birding, fishing, hiking and more at one of Lake Metroparks' summer programs. Registration is ...
04/28/2022

This summer, try archery, birding, fishing, hiking and more at one of Lake Metroparks' summer programs. Registration is now open! Visit bit.ly/37z63Zo to view programs.

Please note: Our registration system no longer supports Internet Explorer.

📸 Michelle Romeo

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7250 Alexander Road
Painesville, OH
44077

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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(440) 256-2118

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✅ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
✅ Cleveland Museum of Natural History
✅ The Cleveland Museum of Art
✅ Penitentiary Glen Metroparks
✅ Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park
✅ Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

And more local events:
The Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday when staff is present. The building and exhibits will be closed during the holiday weekend. Regular hours resume on Monday. January 2.

Park open 6 am - 11 pm
📸 Tracy (mommingincle)
The Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday when staff is present. The building and exhibits will be closed during the holiday weekend. Regular hours resume on Monday. January 2.

Park open 6 am - 11 pm
📸 Tracy (mommingincle)
The Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday when staff is present. The building and exhibits will be closed during the holiday weekend. Regular hours resume on Monday. January 2.

Park open 6 am - 11 pm
📸 Tracy (mommingincle)
The Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday when staff is present. The building and exhibits will be closed during the holiday weekend. Regular hours resume on Monday. January 2.

Park open 6 am - 11 pm
📸 Tracy (mommingincle)
Jordan Creek Park is located on beautiful and ecologically-diverse open space, rich in both cultural and natural history. Hikers will enjoy more than 2.5 miles of trails with a variety of trail surfaces including natural surfaces, in addition to well-manicured trails. Two Grand River tributaries, Big Creek and Jordan Creek run through this property.

Adventure Play is designed to engage children in creative and imaginative nature discovery activities. It has elements and obstacles that challenge balance and climbing ability.

The Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park is a destination for school field trips and many other science and nature-oriented educational programs.

Photo by Ellen Hochschild.
Explore nature with inspiration and art projects! Come discover and be creative with nature through hands-on activities at Art in Nature Day at the Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park.

This free event is open today (2-21) until 5 pm.

bit.ly/3H6sNvi
Do you love science and experiments? Join us for Science Day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park! Go for a guided adventure with a hike and hands-on experiments. Hours: 9 am to 5 pm.

Free. No registration is required. j.mp/3fs5zEu
📷 by Abby Begeman
Upcoming holiday hours:
Penitentiary Glen Reservation (Nature Center and the Wildlife Yard): Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Open until noon Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Closed Christmas Day.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark: Open Tuesday through Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Open until noon New Year's Eve.

Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park: Open Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Open until noon Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

📷 by Jim Marquardt and Linda Lowe
“Took Lily to the cutest nature center (Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park) and had a blast!” ☀️🍂🐛🐞

goto.LakeMetroparks.com/jordan-creek-park

📷 by Andrea Davis
Any chance anyone found a set of keys in the parking lot of Jordan creek park? We were there yesterday 6/16 Close to the Porta potty near the kids area?
They would be on a blue nursing lanyard
Welcome to Jordan Creek Park!

The park is located on beautiful and ecologically-diverse open space, rich in both cultural and natural history. Hikers will enjoy more than 2.5 miles of trails with a variety of trail surfaces including natural surfaces, in addition to well-manicured trails. Two Grand River tributaries, Big Creek and Jordan Creek, run through this property.

The all-new Adventure Play is designed to engage children in creative and imaginative nature discovery activities. It has elements and obstacles that challenge balance and climbing ability. Powered by Ganley Subaru East.

The Environmental Learning Center at Jordan Creek Park is a destination for school field trips and many other science and nature-oriented educational programs.
🌲🌲 What A Beautiful Hike 🌲🌲

Thank you to everyone who came out to walk!

And the poochies 🐶🐕🦮

It was a wonderful hike here at Environmental Learning Center

We had a good time! ❤️

Make it an absolutely wonderful day everyone from Home Grown 😁👋👍😁
Don't Worry, You'll Be Able To Enjoy Lake Metroparks
Environmental Learning Center Center Plenty By Week's End.
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Looking for a great late winter/early spring activity? Come to the Environmental Learning Center for the NEW StoryWalk®! Stroll through the woods while reading a great tale. While enjoying the story, you'll also come across some activities you can do on the spot. We are excited to see you out on the trails!
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