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HOURS / ADMISSION / CONTACT

For the most up-to-date information on our operations,
visit our Reopening Plan/COVID-19 Updates page.

Winter Open Hours (through April 30, 2021)
Saturday & Sunday: 12–4 PM (Bird in Hand 12-3 pm)

Monday thru Friday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

We are open year-round, though our hours & admission change seasonally. The 2021 open hours & admission cost schedule will be available soon.

Areas Currently Available

Open during Public Hours

  • Bird in Hand event (12-3 pm)

  • Nature Playce playground (if not icy)

  • Amazing Garden Plant Science Center

  • Logs o' Fun playground (if not icy)

  • Hiking Trails

  • Picnic Areas

Open for Rentals

  • Woodland Pavilion

  • Wildlife Deck

  • Secret Garden​

Parking

We offer free on-site parking. Handicapped parking is available directly outside the Visitor Center, Butterfly House, and Nature Playce. Even if you are not legally handicapped, if you have trouble walking, you may park in the handicapped parking spots.

Accessibility

All areas of our property are wheelchair/walker/stroller accessible except the hiking trails. Some areas of Nature Playce (nature playground) are ADA compliant.

Food & Beverage

We have pre-packaged snacks and beverages for sale in our Visitor Center, such as chips, cookies, crackers, fruits snacks, bottled water, soda, and tea.

Pet Policy

Pets are always welcome on our grounds, even inside the buildings. We just ask that you have them on a leash and clean up after them.

New - Pets are prohibited from entering the two areas where our new raptors from Raptor Hallow Sanctuary are kept, as the birds are easily spooked by the dogs. These prohibited areas include the Wild Wonders Trail located off of Oakview Trail (hiking with dogs on Oakview Trail is permitted) and one of our greenhouses where some of the raptors are being kept over the winter. Keep an eye out for signs indicating that dogs are not allowed in these two areas.

Smoking Policy

We are a 100% smoke-free establishment, including e-cigarettes. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on our grounds except the main parking lot.

Nature Camps

The winter, spring and summer day camps will not affect your visit in any capacity. The small group of campers do most of their activities in areas on the grounds not accessible to regular visitors.

Member Information

Members have access to the grounds every day from dawn to dusk. If the Visitor Center is unlocked, please sign in and get wristbands. If the Visitor Center is locked, you do not have to sign in, but please have your badge displayed at all times.

Group Tours

For groups of 10 or more, please call ahead for reservations. Click here to view the detailed Group Reservation Form. We do not offer group discounts at this time, with the exception of our Learning Trails school field trip program.

Holiday Hours

We are closed on New Year's Day, Easter Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The Visitor Center will not be open on these days and there will not be any staff in the office. For all other holidays that fall in between our events and exhibits, such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Columbus Day, visitors have access to our Visitor Center, picnic areas, nature playgrounds, and hiking trails, subject to the respective general admission fee.

2021 - 2022 General Admission Cost Schedule

 

Please note: Hours and General Admission change seasonally. See below for general hours and admission costs.

January 2 - April 30, 2021

General Admission: $6.00 (0-2 yrs free)

Saturday & Sunday: 12PM - 4PM

Monday thru Friday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

 

May 1 - June 6, 2021 (Art in Bloom)
General Admission: $8.00  (0-2 yrs free)

Monday thru Saturday: 10AM - 4 PM

Sunday: 12-5 PM

 

June 7 - September 12, 2021 (Summer Exhibits)

General Admission: $9.00  (0-2 yrs free)

Monday thru Saturday: 10AM - 4 PM

Sunday: 12-5 PM

 

September 13 - September 30, 2021

General Admission: $6.00 (0-2 yrs free)  

Wednesday thru Saturday: 10AM - 4 PM

Sunday: 12-4 PM

Monday & Tuesday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

 

October 1 - October 30, 2021 

General Admission: $6.00 (0-2 yrs free)  

Saturday & Sunday: 10AM - 2PM

Monday thru Thursday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

Note: Members may also access the grounds Friday & Saturday before 2 pm

Spooky Science

General Admission: $10.00 (0-2 yrs free), Members: $8.00 (0-2 yrs free)
Friday & Saturday: 4-9 PM

 

October 31 - November 18

General Admission: $6.00 (0-2 yrs free)  

Wednesday thru Saturday: 10AM - 4 PM

Sunday: 12-4 PM

Monday & Tuesday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

 

November 19 - December 29 (Holiday Nights)
General Admission: $8.00 (0-2 yrs free)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 5-9 PM

Monday thru Thursday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)  

 

December 30, 2021 - January 1, 2022
Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)  
No one will be in the office Christmas Day & New Year's Day

Notes for the 2021 Season

  • Trails are open for hiking during hours listed above – General Admission DOES apply.

  • Membership includes FREE general admission to the preserve for a year, and access to the hiking trails daily from dawn to dusk.

  • Plant & gift shop sales – Admission to these areas is FREE. You do not need to pay an admission fee to shop.

  • Senior discount is for ages 65 and older, and is $1 off general admission.

  • There are fees for reserving or renting the Wildlife Observation Deck, Wildlife Pavilion, Community Room, and Secret Garden. Please contact us if you are interested in using these areas for a special event or occasion.

  • There is no additional admission fee for the Butterfly House or Plant Science Center, the General Admission paid for the “park” includes all areas to explore.

One Price - Access to Everything!

 

(General Admission cost is per person and includes

access to all available areas/exhibits)

Please purchase your daily pass

 inside the Visitor Center before exploring the grounds.

Contact Us

info@beechcreekgardens.org

(330) 829-7050

Beech Creek Gardens and these participating organizations & businesses in Stark County have pledged to follow Ohio Health Department's Responsible Restart Ohio sector-specific business guidelines for opening. We have implemented guidelines that protect the health of visitors and employees and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

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Members & children     Free
ages 2 & younger

(ages 3 & older)

We accept cash, credit card, and check.

Due to our transaction fees, there is a $10 minimum to use a credit card.

Through April 30, 2021

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Beech Creek Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates on a 181-acre site in Stark County’s Washington Township in the heart of northeast Ohio. We provide educational opportunities and interactive experiences that inspire people to be good stewards of their communities and the world. 

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Beech Creek Gardens and these participating organizations & businesses in Stark County have pledged to follow Ohio Health Department's Responsible Restart Ohio sector-specific business guidelines for opening. We have implemented guidelines that protect the health of visitors and employees and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.