Oglebay, Wheeling Parks to Host Father’s Day Weekend Activities

WHEELING — Oglebay Park has a jam-packed weekend of events planned in celebration of Father’s Day.

At 6 p.m. today, Oglebay’s golf pro will be offering free golf tips at the Par 3 Driving Range.

Also at 6 p.m., there will be Friday Night Restore Yoga at the Wilson Lodge Movement Studio, located on the Byrd Wing main level. There is a fee; provide payment at The West Spa prior to class.

Storytelling at the Wilson Lodge Courtyard, adjacent to the indoor pool, will be held at 7 p.m. today.

Grab a parking spot in front of the Wheeling Park White Palace tonight to enjoy a free, family-friendly film. Spaces are limited. Gates open at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at dusk.

On Saturday, Oglebay’s Schenk Lake will host a fishing tournament from 9-11 a.m. First prize for catching the largest fish will be awarded to father and child teams.

At the Good Zoo at Oglebay, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy the new African Adventure and Wolf Wilderness exhibits.Venture straight into the Serengeti for a walking safari complete with cheetahs, Grevy’s zebras, ostriches, and the new African crested-porcupine–the largest porcupine species in the world. Learn about the majestic red wolf–the second most endangered mammal in the United States.

From 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Crispin Center Outdoor Pool at Oglebay, there will be a Splish Splash Summer Bash with a DJ playing all of your favorite summer hits. Also at the pool, join in an interactive tie dye class where you’ll make your very own tie dye shirt to commemorate your trip to Oglebay. Bring your own, or purchase a souvenir T-shirt. At 2 p.m., there will be a Dad’s Belly Flop Competition.

There will be a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. Saturday near Schenk Lake. Watch from your vehicle or from a preferred location in the park while practicing social distancing.

Sunday events at Oglebay will include trail and pony rides at Oglebay Stables by appointment only. A drop-in Tennis Round Robin at the Oglebay Tennis Center will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring your own racquet or quipment rental available.

From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Schenk Lake will offer summer favorites from pedal boats, mini golf, aerial challenge course and more.

From 10 am. to 4 p.m. Sunday, the Schrader Environmental Education Center will present a Nature Backpacks program. Grab a nature backpack at the Schrader Center, and head out on your own to explore. Each backpack includes everything you need to explore the pond, butterfly garden and forest. Also included is a journal for your observations. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, there will be a self-guided scavenger hunt.

The Good Zoo will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday with its African Adventure and Wolf Wilderness exhibits.

At 11 a.m. Sunday, a guided hiking tour will depart from Hess Shelter.


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