Park programs, Aug. 2


The last two PLAY Day sessions are today at Oakley Park and Aug. 12 at Schekelhoff Park.

Each session of PLAY (Planned Leisure Activities for Youth) runs 1-2 p.m. and features games, crafts and activities. Parents, grandparents or caregivers are encouraged to participate and should plan to remain with their children.

For more information, call (419) 448-5408.

Seneca County

Tyler Gosche won best of show during the 13th annual Seneca County Park District Photo Contest.

People’s Choice went to Gary Plouck. In the park district scenes category, first place went to Carol Kern; second, Marty Everhart; and third, June Obarr. In the wildlife category, first place was Gary Plouck; second, Carol Kern; and third, June Obarr. First place in the nature category was Ruth Gosche; second, Carol Kern; and third, Marty Everhart. In the open category, first and second place was awarded to Tyler Gosche and third place to Marty Everhart.

In the youth entries, best of show and people’s choice were awarded to Shelby Monroe.

In youth ages 5-10, Lindsay Lucius placed first, second and third. In youth ages 11-15, Shelby Monroe took first and third, and Ed Lucius was second.

A Leave No Child Inside natural play day is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve.

Spend the afternoon as a family following clues on a trail to activities. No registration is required.

Nature camp for children ages 6-12 starts Monday and runs through Friday 9 a.m.-noon at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve.

Kids can explore a different habitat each day and the wildlife that lives there.

Call (419) 435-3915 to register. Cost is $15 per child.

Try candle-dipping the way pioneers did it at 6 p.m. Thursday during “Candle Making at the Cabin” at Garlo preserve. Participants can take a candle home.

Registration is required.

A canoe float is planned for 8 p.m. Thursday at Garlo preserve. Paddle on the big pond as the sun prepares to set.

Canoes, paddles and adult life jackets are provided. Parents must provide life jackets for children.

Registration is required.

A Nature Walk Bird Talk is planned at 8 a.m. Aug. 10 at Garlo preserve.

All ages are welcome to walk the trails to look and listen to what is happening in the preserve. Binoculars are helpful.

The walk lasts about 1 1/2 hours and qualifies for the walking stick program.

Young Adventurers ages 6-12 can enjoy “Fishing Fun” at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at Garlo preserve.

Attendees can learn about Ohio fish and the basics of fishing, then try their catch-and-release fishing skills in the pond. Bait and poles provided, or participants can take their own.

Registration is required.