Orienteering at Allardale

Saturday, October 24 - Times vary - Allardale West shelter

Orienteering is a map and compass navigation activity that challenges one’s ability to navigate efficiently a course made up of varying land features represented on a topographical map.  There will be 4 courses of varying difficulty levels from beginner to expert.  First-timers are welcome and the basics are easy to master.  This is a great experience for individuals, families and friends who want to experience another way to get out and enjoy our magical outdoors.  Necessary equipment required are a manual compass and a whistle. A limited number of compasses will be available to borrow, and the club will sell whistles for $1. Sturdy shoes and pants suggested for off-trail hiking.

Because of social distancing requirements, pre-registration will be required for this event. Click HERE to register via the Northeastern Ohio Orienteering Club (NEOOC) website.

Participant fee: $20 per registration for non-members; $10 per registration for NEOOC members. A small group can register under a single registration.



Do you like to build or create things by yourself or with your family? Take the opportunity this fall to get creative and showcase your artistic endeavors along the trail at Wolf Creek Environmental Center. Each month will have a different theme, and every registered household will be provided an outdoor space to display what it makes. 

October Theme: Scare-owls (Owl-themed Scarecrows)
Scare-owls will be on public display from October 27 through November 7.

November theme: Hand turkeys!
(Register online by November 12. Click HERE to register.)
Hand turkeys can be as creative as you would like and made out of whatever materials you have available. Turkeys must be able to withstand being outdoors for at least two weeks. Each individual/household will be limited to one wooden stake and a five-foot square to display its turkeys. Setup will occur between November 17 – 21. Registered individuals/households will be contacted with further details regarding setup. Turkeys will be on public display through December 5.

**PLEASE NOTE -- WOLF CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER HAS LIMITED HOURS. The gate and grounds are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday.) A portable restroom is available in the parking lot.


This has been a year for the history books. Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, parks have been a safe destination for recreation, socially-distanced meetings, doggy adventures, and relaxation. We want to encourage feeling connected in this time of distancing by sharing your experiences. Submit your photos taken in a Medina County Park District park or preserve to be displayed in the windows at Susan Hambley Nature Center.

Click HERE for the registration form and rules. Photos must be received by November 30.