Special Events

19th Annual SCPD Photo Contest

Don't miss out on your chance to take part in our 19th annual photo contest!

Click here for complete Photo Contest Guidelines

Photo contest is open to any amateur photographer. Limit of 5 photos per person.

Entry Fees:
Adults (ages 17 & up): $5.00
Youth (age 5-16): FREE

Entry Deadline:
4:00 PM on Friday, June 28, 2019

For more details email Lrose@senecacountyparks.com

Public viewing will be held Sunday, July 7 from 12PM-4PM @ Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve


2019 Summer Camps

Click here for Registration Form

Registrations must be received ONE WEEK PRIOR to start of camp.

Adventure's Eve Camp: June 17-20, 2019
Time: 6PM-9PM
Ages: 6-12 years
About: Each evening is spent on a different night-time nature topic!
Location: Geary Family YMCA Fruth Outdoor Center
Cost: $20

Working for Wildlife Camp: June 24-28, 2019
Time: 9AM-12PM
Ages: 12-17 years
About: Each day is a different nature preserve with a different wildlife project!
Monday - Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve
Tuesday - Tiffin University Nature Preserve
Wednesday - Zimmerman Nature Preserve
Thursday - Steyer Nature Preserve
Friday - Mystery Day
Cost: $25

Nature Camp: July 8-12, 2019
Time: 9AM-12PM
Ages: 6-12 years
About: Each day, a different habitat is explored—grasslands, woods, wetlands, and ponds!
Location: Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve
Cost: $25

Little Ones Nature Days: July 16-18, 2019
Time: 9AM-12PM
Ages: 3-5 years
About: Each day a new nature topic is explored—birds, fish, mammals!
Location: Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve
Cost: $15


*********** NEW FOR 2019 ***********
Adult Nature Camp
: August 12-16, 2019
Time: 9AM-12PM
Ages: Adults only please
About: This camp is for adults only who just “wanna have fun” and be a kid again!
Monday—Wildflowers & Bluebirds @ Clinton 
Tuesday—Canoeing/kayaking/fishing @ Garlo
Wednesday—Tree ID & Birds @ Steyer
Thursday—Stream Quality, Butterflies & Bugs @ Forrest 
Friday—Campfire Cooking & Log House @ Garlo 
Cost: $25

Walk & Wread

Storybook Trail 
Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve:
6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville OH 44818                                    
Each month a new Storybook Trail will be created around Alma Pond for you to walk and read at your leisure. Read six books and at the end of the year, turn in your card to the library to receive a prize! Cards available at the beginning of the trail and at the library. Co-sponsored with Bliss Public Library, Bloomville.

Walking Stick Program

Join us for one of our many hikes & walks! See programs page for more details.

Take a Hike!

Two hikes are offered each month.  One hike is at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve and is a "Nature Walk Bird Talk".  The second hike is always at a different nature preserve with a different theme.  Attend 4 hikes and earn your walking stick.  Attend another four hikes and earn a medallion and so on.

Just sign in with the naturalist.  No time limits for earning your walking stick.  Benefits include: getting a little exercise, seeing some awesome wildlife, meeting some new people on the trail and last, but not least, it is fun!