Current Programs

Highlighted here are our current programs offered by the Friends of Hudson Parks in conjunction with our sponsors and partners.

New Program: Story Walks

Join author / illustrator Donna Marie Przybojewski for Story Walks on May 11 and June 2, a new Friends program!

Registration is requested for these FREE classes.

Two of Donna Marie’s books ​”Henry David Thoreau, Who Can He Be?” ​ and ​”Henry David Thoreau Loved the Seasons of the Year”​ ​will be featured in the Story Walk kiosks in Bicentennial Woods and Veterans Way this spring! Donna Marie, portraying Henry, will guide two Story Walk hikes this year leading a saunter through the pages of her books while sharing stories about Thoreau’s life in Concord, MA during the 1800s.

Click here for a downloadable page with more information.

Curriculum is geared to children ages 4-12 and children must be accompanied by an adult.

To register for classes, please click here.

Summer Education Programs 

Our children’s summer education programs are back!  Please click here to see the 2019 class descriptions and to register – registration is required for these FREE classes.  Curriculum is geared to children ages 4-12 and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Playground Palooza

Our annual Playground Palooza event returns, starting June 1 and running thru August 31.  This year’s event is is back, sponsored again by Acme Fresh Markets and our Best Friends sponsors Hudson Preschool Parents and Western Reserve Racing.

Click here for more information and to find a link to the special Passport which includes the list and locations of the playgrounds.

Geocaching Adventure 2019

Are you ready to explore the Hudson parks searching for some unique and challenging caches?  The Friends of Hudson Parks Geocaching Adventure continues in 2019 with the launch of a new series of caches at the beginning of April.  This is a perfect activity to get out into the parks to enjoy in any season.  The 2019 caches hidden in 6 of the Hudson Parks are the foll0wing:

  • FOHP1-19 Oak Grove Park
  • FOHP2-19 Barlow Farm Park
  • FOHP3-19 Bicentennial Woods
  • FOHP4-19 Hudson Springs Park
  • FOHP5-19 Cascade Park
  • FOHP6-19 Maple Grove Park

There is also a 7th bonus cache: FOHP Bonus – 2019.  Find the code in each of the 6 caches to determine the coordinates for this bonus cache which is located in Trumbull Woods Park.   All 7 caches will remain available at least through the end of 2019.

Record the code you find in each of the 6 caches on the 2019 Geocaching Adventure form (click here to download the 2019 form).  Add the sticker you will find in the bonus cache and drop your completed form in the mail box at the Hudson Springs Park entrance booth or mail the completed form to Friends of Hudson Parks, P.O. Box 941, Hudson, OH 44236.  Each cacher who turns in a properly completed form will receive an original 2019 Friends of Hudson Parks pathtag (while supplies last). Your pathtag will be mailed to you.  In addition, those returning a completed form by November 30, 2019 will have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from a local merchant.

All of the 2018 Geocaching Adventure series caches remain available, and you can still receive a 2018 PathTag (while supplies last) for completing that series (click here to download the 2018 form).

For a list of the active Friends of Hudson Parks geocaches click here, at Geocaching.com.

You will need to register and create an account at Geocaching.com – registration is free and quick to do.  In addition to the 2018 and 2019 FOHP series of caches, all of the caches placed for the 2017 series and a few of the caches from the prior series remain available to be found.