90th Birthday Schedule of Events ~

It’s a party and you’re invited!

On the weekend of July 27-29, 2018, Oglebay Park will celebrate its 90th birthday and we invite you to share in the celebration!

 

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 27

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream at Schenk Lake- Drop by Schenk Lake and celebrate Oglebay’s 90th Birthday with a scoop of Cake Batter ice cream, plus all your favorite hand dipped flavors. All ice creams are locally made by Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream! 

9:30 a.m. /11:30 a.m. /1:30 p.m. /3:30 p.m.– Segway Tours – The Segway Personal Transporter™ is the perfect way to experience the scenic beauty of Oglebay! Cost is $50 per person. Must be at least 16 yrs. Tours depart from the Aerial Challenge Course. For reservations, call 304-243-4026.

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream at Farmhouse Sweets & Treats- Drop by Farmhouse Sweets & Treats and celebrate Oglebay’s 90th Birthday with a scoop of Cake Batter ice cream with sprinkles, plus all your favorite hand dipped flavors. All ice creams are locally made by Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream!

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Good Zoo- Experience more than 50 unique species, 20 of which are rare or endangered. Don’t miss the brand new Snow Leopard exhibit!

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Oglebay General Store- Drop in the General Store to shop our variety of supplies and refreshments. Ideal for cottage and lodge guests.

11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Crispin Center Outdoor Pool & Fountains of Fun– Get ready for a fun filled day at Crispin Center Pool featuring inflatables, a climbing rock wall, and the Fountains of Fun attraction. 

5:00 p.m. – Birthday Cupcake Decorating Workshop for Wilson Lodge & Cottage Guests– Wilson Lodge and Cottage guests are invited to participate in a festive and fun cupcake decorating workshop in honor of Oglebay’s 90th birthday. Workshop is suitable for all ages and guests will end the workshop by savoring their sweet creations! 

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Dive After Five: 1/2 Price Admission to Crispin Center Outdoor Pool & Fountains of Fun- Dive in after 5:00 p.m. and enjoy reduced admission rates- $3.00 adult admission, $1.00 child admission.

Saturday, July 28

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Bird Walk at the Schrader Center– Start your weekend with a relaxing Bird Walk when the birds are the most active.  An experienced naturalist will identify a variety of birds by song and sight.  Binoculars provided. Cost is $5 per person. Free to Oglebay Institute members and those with activity wristbands. Walk departs from the Schrader Center.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – 90th Birthday 5K Run/Walk –  The race will begin and end in the upper parking lot of the Good Zoo. The race course will consist of the Susan Wheeler and Arboretum Trails that weave throughout the park. This hard-surface course is stroller friendly and leashed dogs are encouraged to participate. Race day registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Good Zoo main entrance. Register online at https://goo.gl/HQSZzq.  

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Oglebay Mansion Museum: Exhibit opening of A Farm Becomes A Park Be the first to experience Oglebay Institute’s new exhibit, A Farm Becomes A Park, which details the property’s transformation from a private farm to a public park through a collection of photos and postcards. The exhibit follows the property’s history from 1901, when the Oglebay family purchased Waddington Farm, through the construction of Wilson Lodge in 1957.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. –  Post-race Yoga Stretch – After completing Oglebay’s 90th Birthday 5K, join us at the finish line for a 30-minute post-race yoga stretch! Cost is $5 per person payable in cash on race day.  Post-race yoga stretch will take place at the finish line.

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream at Schenk Lake- Drop by Schenk Lake and celebrate Oglebay’s 90th Birthday with a scoop of Cake Batter ice cream, plus all your favorite hand dipped flavors. All ice creams are locally made by Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream!

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Fishing Tournament–  Stop by Schenk Lake for the annual Fishing Tournament. 1st prize for catching the largest fish will be awarded in the following categories: Kids (Ages 10 and under); Adults (Ages 10 and up).

9:30 a.m. /11:30 a.m. /1:30 p.m. /3:30 p.m.– Segway Tours – The Segway Personal Transporter™ is the perfect way to experience the scenic beauty of Oglebay! Cost is $50 per person. Must be at least 16 yrs. Tours depart from the Aerial Challenge Course. For reservations, call 304-243-4026.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Aerial Challenge Race- It’s a race against the clock as you hustle through a variety of challenging obstacles on our Aerial Challenge Course. Can you beat our Guide’s best time?

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream at Farmhouse Sweets & Treats- Drop by Farmhouse Sweets & Treats and celebrate Oglebay’s 90th Birthday with a scoop of Cake Batter ice cream with sprinkles, plus all your favorite hand dipped flavors. All ice creams are locally made by Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream!

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Good Zoo- Experience more than 50 unique species, 20 of which are rare or endangered. Don’t miss the brand new Snow Leopard exhibit!

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Oglebay General Store- Drop in the General Store to shop our variety of supplies and refreshments. Ideal for cottage and lodge guests.

11:00 a.m. – Historical Property Tour- Experience Oglebay like never before by walking in the footsteps of Earl W. Oglebay.  This complimentary walking tour will include picturesque views of Oglebay’s 2,000 acre property along with interesting historical facts in celebration of Oglebay’s 90th birthday. Tour departs from the Oglebay Mansion.

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Crispin Center Outdoor Pool & Fountains of Fun– Get ready for a fun filled day at Crispin Center Pool featuring inflatables, a climbing rock wall, and the Fountains of Fun attraction.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Mini Golf Tournament–  Stop by the Mini Golf Course near Schenk Lake for the annual Mini Golf Tournament. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners in the following categories: Kids (Ages 10 and under); Adults (Ages 10 and up).

1:00 p.m. – Tour of Good Zoo Vet Hospital – Go behind the scenes at Oglebay’s Good Zoo and see how our team cares for the rare and endangered animals in our care. Complimentary tour departs from the Good Zoo lobby. 

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Face Painting & Balloon Art with Doozy the Clown- Stop by Schenk Lake for an afternoon of face painting and balloon art the kids are sure to enjoy.

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Pony Rides- Stop by Oglebay’s Stables for a fun filled afternoon of pony rides.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Pedal Boat Races- Stop by Schenk Lake and test your speed at our timed pedal boat races. 

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Inflatable Rides & Rock Climbing Wall- Located in the parking lot near Schenk Lake.

3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Picnic Refreshment Tent – Drop by the upper parking lot of Schenk Lake for a full menu of all your summer picnic favorites including hamburgers, hot dogs, and potato salad.

4:00 p.m. – Tour of Good Zoo Vet Hospital – Go behind the scenes at Oglebay’s Good Zoo and see how our team cares for the rare and endangered animals in our care. Complimentary tour departs from the Good Zoo lobby. 

4:30 p.m. – Birthday Cake Cutting – Join us at Schenk Lake for the cutting of our birthday cake! 

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Dive After Five: 1/2 Price Admission to Crispin Center Outdoor Pool & Fountains of Fun- Dive in after 5:00 p.m. and enjoy reduced admission rates- $3.00 adult admission, $1.00 child admission.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Justin Rector– Join us at Schenk Lake for a free outdoor performance by local favorite Justin Rector.

7:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. – Eli Lambie & The Mojo Kings– Join us at Schenk Lake for a free outdoor concert featuring Eli Lambie & The Mojo Kings! This new, high energy band is taking the local music scene by storm with unique renditions of all your favorite hits, old and new alike.

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Fireworks Birthday Party for Wilson Lodge & Cottage Guests– Wilson Lodge and Cottage guests receive a special added perk- premier seating for Oglebay’s birthday fireworks display! Celebrate with us on The West Spa Patio and enjoy live music by Dustin McCray. Cash bar available.

9:45 p.m. – Birthday Fireworks Extravaganza- Bring a blanket and grab a spot near Schenk Lake for optimal viewing.

Sunday, July 29

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream at Schenk Lake- Drop by Schenk Lake and celebrate Oglebay’s 90th Birthday with a scoop of Cake Batter ice cream, plus all your favorite hand dipped flavors. All ice creams are locally made by Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream!

9:30 a.m. /11:30 a.m. /1:30 p.m. /3:30 p.m.– Segway Tours- The Segway Personal Transporter™ is the perfect way to experience the scenic beauty of Oglebay! Cost is $50 per person. Must be at least 16 yrs. Tours depart from the Aerial Challenge Course. For reservations, call 304-243-4026.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – FREE Admission to Oglebay Mansion Museum In honor of Oglebay’s 90th birthday, Oglebay Institute is offering FREE admission to the Mansion Museum! Don’t miss Oglebay Institute’s new exhibit, A Farm Becomes A Park, which details the property’s transformation from a private farm to a public park through a collection of photos and postcards. The exhibit follows the property’s history from 1901, when the Oglebay family purchased Waddington Farm, through the construction of Wilson Lodge in 1957.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – FREE Admission to Carriage House Glass Museum  In honor of Oglebay’s 90th birthday, Oglebay Institute is offering FREE admission to Carriage House Glass Museum! Don’t miss The Sweeney Punch Bowl- the largest piece of cut lead crystal ever made. Standing five feet tall and weighing 225 pounds, this remarkable piece of Victorian artistry is world renowned.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Homemade Ice Cream at Farmhouse Sweets & Treats- Drop by Farmhouse Sweets & Treats and celebrate Oglebay’s 90th Birthday with a scoop of Cake Batter ice cream with sprinkles, plus all your favorite hand dipped flavors. All ice creams are locally made by Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream!

11:00 a.m. – Historical Property Tour- Experience Oglebay like never before by walking in the footsteps of Earl W. Oglebay.  This complimentary walking tour will include picturesque views of Oglebay’s 2,000 acre property along with interesting historical facts in celebration of Oglebay’s 90th birthday. Tour departs from the Oglebay Mansion.

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Good Zoo- Experience more than 50 unique species, 20 of which are rare or endangered. Don’t miss the brand new Snow Leopard exhibit!

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Oglebay General Store- Drop in the General Store to shop our variety of supplies and refreshments. Ideal for cottage and lodge guests.

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.- $0.90 Admission to Pool & Fountains of Fun– Celebrate Oglebay’s 90th birthday with .90 admission to the Crispin Center Pool and Fountains of Fun attraction all day long!

1:00 p.m. – Tour of Good Zoo Vet Hospital- Go behind the scenes at Oglebay’s Good Zoo and see how our team cares for the rare and endangered animals in our care. Complimentary tour departs from the Good Zoo lobby. 

4:00 p.m. – Tour of Good Zoo Vet Hospital- Go behind the scenes at Oglebay’s Good Zoo and see how our team cares for the rare and endangered animals in our care. Complimentary tour departs from the Good Zoo lobby. 

 

90th Birthday 5K Run/Walk

Lace up your sneakers and join us for the 90th Birthday 5K Run/Walk on Monday Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The race will begin and end in the upper parking lot of the Good Zoo. The race course will consist of the Susan Wheeler and Arboretum Trails that weave throughout the park. This hard-surface course is stroller friendly. Dogs are encouraged to participate, but must remain on a leash at all times.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place finishers in the following three categories: Men & Women; Boys & Girls Ages 17 and Under; and Canines. Prizes will consist of Oglebay gift cards of varying denominations. Light refreshments will be provided for all participants.

Registration fee is $20 per person. Participants may register at 8:00 a.m. on race day at the Good Zoo main entrance or online at the link below. Online registration closes Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Race day registration payments must be provided in cash or check.

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