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Lake Metroparks Presents Railroads in the Parks

Railroads in the Parks
Railroads in the Parks

Railroads in the Parks takes place on May 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events take place at both Lake Metroparks Farmpark and Penitentiary Glen Reservation.

At the Farmpark, see miniature trains hard at work on detailed modular layouts constructed by local railroad enthusiasts. Trains from both the 20th and 21st centuries will give visitors a perspective on the evolution of railroads over the past 100 years. Layouts of the small N-scale up to the larger G-scale will be in operation. Both HO and O gauge will be represented. For the kids, there will be Lego trains in operation, a wooden train interactive play area, and train themed crafts.

Lake County residents receive free admission on Sunday, May 4 (with valid ID). Regular Farmpark admission is only $4 for kids ages 2 to 11; Ages 12 to 59, $6; Ages 60 and older, $5; and Farmpark members and children younger than two are free.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Road in Kirtland.

Activities at Penitentiary Glen Reservation include miniature train rides from 1 to 3 p.m., weather permitting. The Nature Center and Wildlife Center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch and listen to birds and other wildlife through the "Window on Wildlife.” or enjoy the spring art show, The Alchemy of Art, works by Giovanni Bocchieri .

The events at Penitentiary Glen Reservation are free for all ages. Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located at 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd in Kirtland.

Find out more at or call 440-256-2122.

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