Be a Part of the Oglebayfest Parade on October 5!

Oglebay invites area schools, colleges, civic and cultural organizations, scouts and other service entities as well as church groups to participate in this year’s Oglebayfest parade on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The Oglebayfest parade is an opportunity to feature civic and cultural groups, magnificent horses, old time buggies, farm equipment, area bands and even reigning queens.

 

The parade lineup is in the Good Zoo parking lot with participants expected to arrive at least one hour before the 9:30 a.m. start of the parade. Marshals will direct entries to their unit.

 

Interested parties should contact Janet Wodesky, parade coordinator, at 304-243-4122 by September 26. There is no entry fee and parade participant forms and regulations are available online at http://www.oglebay-resort.com/Oglebayfest_parade.pdf.

Labor Day Weekend Activities at Oglebay include Symphony Performance with Fireworks and Drool in the Pool Dog Swim Returns

Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater at Oglebay

The Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater at Oglebay will host Wheeling Symphony’s Music Under the Stars on Sunday, September 2. The free performance is part of Oglebay’s Labor Day Weekend celebration and fireworks will follow the symphony’s concert.

An exciting Labor Day Weekend Celebration is planned at Oglebay on Saturday, August 31, Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2.  “The most-anticipated event, Wheeling Symphony’s free performance, ‘Music Under the Stars’, will take place on Sunday,” said John Hargleroad, Director of Operations for the Wheeling Park Commission.  The Suzuki Strings will perform at the amphitheater on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Wheeling Symphony’s performance at 7:30 p.m.  A brilliant fireworks display will take place at the amphitheater at the conclusion of the symphony.

 

A Labor Day weekend favorite, “Fort Henry Days”, returns to Site One at Oglebay on Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both days.  A battle reenactment will be held at Camp Russel at 3:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

The Oglebay Woodcarver’s Show, another long-time favorite Labor Day event, will be held at the Pine Room on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The show features sales, demonstrations and exhibits.

 

Hargleroad noted that there is no admission to the Wheeling Symphony performance, Fort Henry Days and the Woodcarver’s Show, although donations are appreciated at the Woodcarver’s Show.

 

Inflatable rides and a rock-climbing wall will be at the Schenk Lake area on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day.  The inflatable rides start at $1.00 per ride and the rock wall is $5.00 for each climb.  

 

Daily Activity Wristbands will be available at the Good Zoo and Visitors Center all three days. The wristbands provide all day use at the Par III Golf, Good Zoo and Train Ride, Miniature Golf, Pedal Boats, Fishing, Outdoor Pool, Tennis, Glass Museum, Trolley, and the Mansion Museum. The wristbands are $16.00 each plus applicable fees and taxes.  One free ride on the inflatable rides is included with the purchase of a wristband.

 

Dinosaur Exhibit at the Good Zoo

The Labor Day Weekend is a great time to visit the Good Zoo at Oglebay to see the Dinosaur Exhibit before it goes extinct. The zoo will present “Dino Talk” on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 31-September 2, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

“The Labor Day Weekend is a great time to visit the Good Zoo and see the Dinosaur Exhibit before it goes extinct!” said Penny Miller, Director of the Good Zoo. This special exhibit includes five life-sized dinosaurs, one off-spring, and a nest of newly-hatched baby dinos. “The dinosaurs are fitted with an electric brain so they move and roar,” added Miller.

 

 The zoo will present “Dino Talk” with the baby T-Rex on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

 

The zoo opens daily at 10:00 a.m. and admission to the zoo is $9.00 for non-member adults and $5.75 for ages 3-12.  Zoo members and ages 2 and under are free.

 

Drool in the Pool at Oglebay

Wheeling native Dick Farley helped his family's two-year-old golden retriever, Sophie, learn to swim at last year’s Drool in the Pool canine swim at the Oglebay pool. Drool in the Pool returns this year to close out the Labor Day weekend activities on Monday, September 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Because it was so popular last year “Drool in the Pool” at the Oglebay Outdoor pool will return this year on Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  “Dogs, like humans, can enjoy the refreshing water and exercise a public pool provides and many areas across the country allow dogs to swim in a public pool after the pool season is over,” said Hargleroad.  “We are excited to offer this special dog swim when the outdoor pool closes for the season on Monday at 4:00 p.m.” There is no admission to “Drool in the Pool” and all dogs participating in the swim must have proof of a current rabies vaccination, and one human, aged 16 and above, is permitted in the pool with one dog. 

Click here for the Drool in the Pool release form.  Rules:   

  1. All owners must have proof of their dog’s current Rabies vaccination.
  2. All dogs must be current on all other vaccinations: Parvovirus (CPV), Canine distemper virus (CDV), Canine adenovirus (CAV).
  3. One human is permitted in the pool with one dog.
  4. No human swimming – wading only.
  5. No one under 16 may wade in the pool.
  6. Participants who are pregnant or have compromised immune systems may not enter the pool.
  7. No dogs or humans with open wounds may enter the pool.
  8. Activity is confined to the shallow end of the pool.
  9. Owners are responsible for any and all accidents and injury to their own dog.
  10. Vicious or aggressive dogs may be required to leave.
  11. Retractable leashes are not permitted.
  12. Dogs must be clean and brushed before entering the pool.
  13. Owners must pick up their dog’s waste.
  14. Participants must bath after the event.

Renowned Spider Expert at Oglebay

Dr. Richard Bradley, the author of the new book Common Spiders of North America,

Dr. Richard Bradley, the author of the new book Common Spiders of North America, will present programs at the Good Zoo and Schrader Center at Oglebay on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Oglebay is pleased to announce two programs taught by Dr. Richard Bradley, the author of the new book Common Spiders of North America. The first class will be held at the Good Zoo at Oglebay on Saturday, August 3 from 1 pm- 3pm. The Common Spiders class is open to all current Master Naturalist students, people interested in joining the Master Naturalist program, and to anyone who wants to learn about spiders. Anyone 16 years of age and older can attend at a cost of $24.00 and the class counts as 3 elective hours in the Master Naturalist program.

 

“Spiders are a very diverse group of invertebrates, yet poorly studied and very misunderstood,” said Penny Miller, zoo director. “Part of our Master Naturalist program is teaching people about all components of a healthy ecosystem, not just the popular ones like birds and butterflies,” she added. Dr. Bradley will discuss how to identify key spider groups by web design and other identification tips. Spider biology, anatomy and behavior will also be addressed, and students will go out on zoo grounds to find and identify spiders. “We have over 100 species in our area, but North America has over 4,700 species” said Miller. Students will also get to meet the zoo’s resident tarantulas. For more information call Penny Miller at 304-243-4027. The schedule for all upcoming Master Naturalist classes can be found at www.oglebay-resort.com/goodzoo

 

The second program is offered for families with young children 10 years of age and up. Families can meet Dr Bradley and go on a spider hunt at the Schrader Environmental Education Center at Oglebay for an evening program “Spectacular Spiders” from 7 pm- 9pm August 3rd.  “Feeling brave?? Join Dr Bradley as he leads us for a look into the scary world of spiders. Discover some facts and fiction about spiders, then embark on a journey into their world outside,” added Schrader Center director Alice Eastman. The evening program cost is $6.00 per person, $5 each for Oglebay Institute members. For information call the Schrader Center at 304-243-4214.

 

Tarantula

Students attending Dr. Bradley’s Master Naturalist class at the Good Zoo will get to meet the zoo’s resident tarantulas.

The Master Naturalist Program is open to all area nature lovers, 16 years of age and older. The program was developed by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources and the Good Zoo at Oglebay is a training site. Classes are held at the zoo on Saturdays and Sundays and often involve walks in the woods and occasional field trips to a farm pasture, wetlands or streams.

 

 ”Anyone who enjoys the outdoors will love these classes,” added Miller. “We have husbands and wives signing up together, some teens with their parents, and lots of individuals.”

 

The schedule for all upcoming Master Naturalist classes can be found at www.oglebay-resort.com/goodzoo or call Miller at 304-243-4027.

Special Rate for Wristbands at Wheeling Park

Pool & Waterslide at Wheeling Park

Wristbands at Wheeling Park provide all day use of the pedal boats, miniature golf, swimming pool and water slide. The wristbands are priced at just $8.00 on Thursdays in July.

On Thursday, July 11, and for the remaining Thursdays in July, wristbands at Wheeling Park are available for just $8.00 each. Wristbands at Wheeling Park provide all day use of miniature golf, swimming pool, water slide and pedal boating. There is an additional cost for any rental equipment. The regular price of a wristband is $11.00.

 

Wheeling Park is located at 1801 National Road in Wheeling, West Virginia. For more information, please call 304-243-4085 or visit www.wheeling-park.com

Independence Celebration Activities Planned at Oglebay on July 3rd & 4th

Fireworks at Oglebay on July 3

The fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm on July 3 at Schenk Lake with special patriotic music presented in conjunction with the fireworks. The Subway Show Band will perform at the lake from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

An exciting Independence Celebration is planned at Oglebay on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4. “The most-popular event, the fireworks display, will take place on Wednesday, July 3, at Schenk Lake,” said John Hargleroad, Operations Director for the Wheeling Park Commission.  The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. with special patriotic music presented in conjunction with the fireworks. “The event is an annual tribute to Albert Schenk, and features inspiring patriotic music and fireworks,” said Hargleroad. Wednesday’s festivities at the lake also include picnic-style food service from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and the Subway Show Band performing at the lake from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

New activities on Wednesday, July 3, include Fort Henry Re-enactors at the Wagon Shed Shelter across from Schenk Lake from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. and an Ice Carving demonstration by Chris Kefauver from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Wagon Shed.

 

Oglebay Stables

Free tours of the Oglebay Stables plus ½ off pony rides during the Independence Celebration. Trail rides are also available by reservation.

On Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the Oglebay Stables will be offering free tours plus half off on pony rides from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  “No reservations are required for the pony rides but call 304-243-4042 to schedule a trail ride,” added Hargleroad.  The pony ride special will also be offered on Thursday, July 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Inflatable rides and a rock wall will be at the Schenk Lake area from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday. The inflatable rides start at $1.00 per ride and the rock wall is $5.00.

 

Schenk Lake at Oglebay

Schenk Lake will be the hub of activities for the Independence Celebration at Oglebay on Wed, July 3 & Thurs, July 4. Inflatable rides and a rock wall will be at the lake area both days and Wednesday’s activities at the lake also include Fort Henry re-enactors, ice-carving demonstration and special picnic food service. The Independence Celebration is also a great time to try out the Aqua Cycles.

Activity wristbands are available every day during the summer at the Good Zoo and Visitors Center and provide all day admission to: Par III Golf, Good Zoo & Train Ride, Miniature Golf, Pedal Boats, Fishing, Outdoor Pool, Tennis, Glass Museum & Craftsman Center, Trolley and Mansion Museum. Rental equipment is not included. Wristbands are $16.00 each and one free ride on the inflatable rides is included with the purchase of a wristband.

 

The Independence Celebration is also a great time to catch up with old friends at the Good Zoo and check out what’s new including the life-size, moving and roaring dinosaurs.  The zoo will present “Dino Talk” with the baby T-Rex on Wednesday, July 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The animal care staff will be doing animal enrichment activities from 1:00. to 4:00 p.m. both days  including special red, white and blue treats and special activities to give the animals something fun to explore. “Come watch the animals play!” added Miller.

 

Dinosaurs at the Oglebay Good Zoo

Oglebay’s Independence Celebration is a great time to see the life-size, moving and roaring dinosaurs that have invaded the Good Zoo for the summer. The animal care staff will be doing animal enrichment activities from 1:00. to 4:00 p.m. on both Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4.

The zoo opens daily at 10:00 a.m. during the summer. Admission to the zoo is $9.00 for non-member adults and $5.75 for ages 3-12.  Zoo members and ages 2 and under are free.

 

Aqua Cycles, pedal boats, fishing and miniature golf are available all summer at Schenk Lake.  “The aqua cycles are great fun and great exercise,” said Hargleroad.

 

“And our Segway Tours are back so visitors can join our friendly guides for an exciting tour on a high tech personal transporter,” added Hargleroad. Segway Tours are offered at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., beginning at Schenk Lake.  Advance reservations can be made for the Segways by calling 304-243-4090.

 

The Ihlenfeld Dining Room at Wilson Lodge has great new events this summer including Linguini’s Trattoria on Wednesday and Platters Family Style on Thursday.  Brian Burkley, Director of Oglebay Food and Beverage described Linguini’s as “an interactive Italian experience for the entire family.”

 

Ihlenfeld Dining Room at Oglebay

The Ihlenfeld Dining Room at Wilson Lodge has great new events this summer including Linguini’s Trattoria on Wednesday and Platters Family Style on Thursday. Families will love both events!

“Families will love both events,” added Burkley.  “Wednesday’s Linguini’s menu features pasta, pizza, soup, salads and desserts, and the Thursday night Platters menu features comfort food served family style.”

 

The dining room also has the Seafood Gala on Friday evenings and the Smokehouse on Saturday evenings this summer.  All events are from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and reservations can be made by calling 304-243-4080.

 

“For those who want to celebrate the holiday with an all-American picnic, many beautiful picnic sites are available at Oglebay and can be reserved by calling 304-243-4010,” added Hargleroad.

 

For more information on the 4th of July celebration, call the Oglebay Visitors Center at 304-243-4010.

Baby birds and fawns? Let them be.

Doe with her fawn

If you find a baby deer all by itself the Good Zoo staff says “Please leave it alone.” Newborn fawns cannot follow their moms around until they are about two weeks old so the doe parks her fawn in tall grass or shrubs, and returns only to feed it, so as not to attract predators to the baby.

Found a baby deer all by itself? “Please leave it alone.”  That’s the advice of Good Zoo staff, who receive multiple phone calls every day about “abandoned” fawns that aren’t abandoned at all. Worse yet, some well-meaning folks are actually driving up to the zoo’s doors with fawns. “People get really upset that we won’t take it, but there is absolutely no reason for us to, plus it is illegal,” said Penny Miller, zoo director. Newborn fawns cannot follow their moms around until they are about two weeks old, unlike other hoof-stock like zebras. So the doe parks her fawn in tall grass or shrubs, and returns only to feed it, so as not to attract predators to the baby. “White-tailed deer are not out there in droves abandoning their babies,” Miller added.

 

“Like kids, the babies don’t always stay put, and may follow a person. Just shoo it away back into cover,” Miller advised.  Misplaced fawns bleet out to their moms, and the doe will call back and find them.  Fawns are born in late May and into June, so the phone calls are piling in now at the zoo.

 

Bluebird eggs

Once baby birds hatch they leave the nest feathered but unable to fly for a few days until they build up flight muscles. If you find a fledgling bird pick it up and put it 4-6 feet off the ground and keep kids, cats and dogs away. The mother bird will feed it.

The same advice goes for baby birds, which leave the nest feathered, but lack tail feathers, and are unable to fly for a few days until they build up flight muscles. Pick up the fledgling bird and put it 4-6 feet off the ground and keep kids, cats and dogs away. The mother bird will feed it. “Touching a baby bird or fawn does not make the mother reject it, said Mindi White, manager of Animal Husbandry. “That’s an old wive’s tale that we just cannot seem to correct.  We also handle all our mammal and avian zoo babies for physical exams and weighing; mom takes them right back.” Birds have no sense of smell, and all mother animals have strong maternal bonds to their babies.

 

“We have lots of great stories of babies being taken back out where they were found, and the mother comes back and claims them,” Miller said. The zoo receives dozens of  calls per day about baby birds and fawns.

 

“We don’t have the staff time or cage space to take these animals, either. Our keepers are busy caring for our collection animals and monitoring our own new zoo babies,” said Miller. “Go on the Internet and do some research before you intervene. When baby animals are truly orphaned due to mom being hit by a car, rehabilitation is a costly, time consuming task done only by licensed wildlife rehabilitators common in Ohio and Pennsylvania but rare in West Virginia.  “You can search for licensed wildlife rehabilitators on the internet if you are certain the mother animal has been killed,” White added.

Annual Bulb Sale at the Oglebay Palm Room Continues

Tulips at OglebayThe annual bulb sale at the Oglebay Palm Room is coming to a close.   “While supplies last you can now buy one bag for $10 and get the second bag free,” said Marilyn Jenkinson, Manager of the Greenhouse and Gardens at Oglebay.  “The money raised during the annual bulb sale helps us purchase new bulbs from The Netherlands that will be planted this fall.”

 

Last fall hundreds of spring flowering bulbs including tulips and daffodils were planted in the formal gardens at Oglebay Park and now that the bulbs have finished blooming they have been removed from the ground to make way for summer annuals.

 

The Palm Room is currently open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Call 304-243-4098 for more information.

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Oglebay

The Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of summer activities at Oglebay and John Hargleroad, Director of Operations, says that all the Oglebay facilities will be open beginning Friday, May 24 with some special activities planned for the Memorial Day weekend.

 

Aqua cycles, pedal boats, fishing at Schenk Lake at Oglebay

Aqua Cycles and pedal boats will be one of the many activities available at Schenk Lake at Oglebay during the Memorial Day weekend. Inflatable rides and Doozy the Clown will also be at the lake Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27.

“The always-popular inflatable rides will be at the Schenk Lake area on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Doozy the Clown will also be at the lake area all three days from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.,” said Hargleroad.

 

Oglebay will begin offering daily activity wristbands on Friday, May 24.  The wristbands are available at the Good Zoo and Visitors Center through Labor Day and provide all day use at the Par III Golf, Good Zoo and Train Ride, Miniature Golf, Pedal Boats, Fishing, Outdoor Pool, Tennis, Glass Museum, Trolley, and the Mansion Museum. “The wristbands will also provide one admission to the inflatable rides this weekend,” reminded Hargleroad. The wristbands are $16.00 each plus applicable fees and taxes.

 

The Memorial Day Weekend is also a great time to catch up with old friends at the Good Zoo and check out what’s new including the Dinosaur exhibit.  On Saturday, May 25, the zoo will hold “Dino Discussions,” from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

New mongoose lemurs at the Good Zoo at Oglebay

All animals will be on exhibit at the Good Zoo during the Memorial Day Weekend including the new mongoose lemurs. These highly endangered lemurs are now part of the Animal Encounters program that allow zoo guests to get into animal exhibits with the keepers to help feed and train some of the animals including the red pandas, river otters, kangaroos and ring-tailed lemurs. The special Dinosaur exhibit at the Good Zoo continues through Labor Day.

The zoo is also accepting entries for the second annual “Capture the Wild” photography contest.  “We had a great response last summer to our photography contest and are looking forward to this year’s entries,” said Penny Miller, Director of the Good Zoo.  “We’ll be awarding some great prizes!” Contest rules and entry forms are available on the zoo’s website at www.oglebay-resort.com/goodzoo.

 

Miller also added that the zoo’s Animal Encounters programs are getting more and more popular.  “This program allows guests to get into animal exhibits with the keepers to help feed and train some of the zoo’s animals including the new mongoose lemurs,” said Miller. Animal Encounters also include the ring-tailed lemurs, red pandas, river otters and kangaroos. The encounters must be scheduled in advance by calling 304-243-4030.

 

The Good Zoo is open daily at 10 am. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $5.75 for ages 3-12, and ages 2 & under and members are free.

 

The popular Segway Tours have also returned for another season.  “Join our friendly guides for an exciting tour on a high tech personal transporter,” said Hargleroad.  “It’s a great way to experience the picturesque natural beauty of Oglebay.” The tours begin at Schenk Lake at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Reservations for Segway Tours can be made by calling 304-243-4090.

 

Seafood Gala at Ihlenfeld Dining Room

Beginning Memorial Day Weekend several special dining events will be offered at the Ihlenfeld Dining Room at Wilson Lodge including the Seafood Gala every Friday evening. Other new dining events planned for this summer are Linguini's Italian Trattoria every Wednesday, Platters Family Style every Thursday, and The Smokehouse featuring Prime Rib every Saturday. Call 304-243-4080 for reservations.

The Easy Street Band will present a free concert at the Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater on Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  “This performance is the beginning of the Summer Sunday Entertainment Series featuring a different band every Sunday through Labor Day at the amphitheater,” added Hargleroad. The entire summer’s schedule is available at www.oglebay-resort.com/summer_ent.htm.

 

“For those who want to celebrate the weekend with an all-American picnic, many beautiful picnic sites are available at Oglebay and can be reserved by calling 304-243-4010,” added Hargleroad.

 

The Seafood Gala is available at the Ihlenfeld Dining Room at Wilson Lodge on Friday evening and the new Smokehouse, featuring Prime Rib, is offered on Saturday evening.  For dining reservations call 304-243-4080.

Bloch Memorial Golf Course Dedication at Wheeling Park

Bloch Memorial Golf Course at Wheeling Park

Left to right: Randy Worls, Chairman of the Oglebay Foundation; Stuart Bloch; Doug Dalby, CEO of the Wheeling Park Commission; Bill Jones, Chairman of the Wheeling Park Commission; and Eriks Janelsins, President of the Oglebay Foundation on May 8, 2013 at the dedication of the Bloch Memorial Golf Course at Wheeling Park.

Wheeling Park’s 88-year old golf course, Wheeling’s first public golf course, was recently dedicated as the Bloch Memorial Golf Course.  Stuart F. Bloch, Wheeling businessman/philanthropist, has established a generous endowment gift to provide annual improvements for the golf course at Wheeling Park.

 

The Bloch family has been involved with golf in Wheeling for many generations. Bloch’s great-great-grandfather, Samual S. Bloch, a co-founder of Bloch Brothers Tobacco, was also a founder of the Wheeling Highlands Course that became Wheeling Country Club. He learned the game from his grandfather, Jesse, and father, Tom.  Tom Bloch also served as a charter trustee of the E.W. Oglebay Memorial Fund. This fund started with a gift from Sarita Oglebay Russel and it continues to support activities at Oglebay.

 

Bloch’s love for the game led him from caddying at local links to the presidency of both the West Virginia Golf Association and the United States Golf Association (USGA). He also learned to appreciate the benefits of this life-time sport. “A golf course like the one at Wheeling Park can suit a person all of his or her life,” Bloch said. “It’s both a good course on which to learn and a fine place to continue playing as a senior citizen.”

 

“Stuart Bloch’s endowment gift will assure the Wheeling Park course will be well preserved for future generations,” said Randy Worls, chairman of The Oglebay Foundation. “Stuart Bloch is a visionary, as shown by his civic volunteerism in many areas, and he appreciates those factors that make our community very livable for residents in all stages of their lives.”

 

Doug Dalby, CEO of the Wheeling Park Commission, reinforced that endowment gifts such as Bloch’s will assure the continued operation of the historic course and allow user rates to remain as low as possible. “Just as his family enjoyed participating in park activities, Stuart’s wish is that all residents can access golf at well-maintained facilities at a reasonable cost,” added Dalby.

 

The Bloch Memorial Golf Course remains as popular as the year it was built. The course was designed by the late Robert E. “Bob” Biery, the first employee hired by the Wheeling Park Commission (WPC). Park officials did not anticipate a rush to the links, but more than 6,000 rounds were played on the course between its opening on July 1, 1925 and October, when the park closed for the season.

Annual Bulb Sale Underway at the Oglebay Palm Room

Spring bulbs for sale at Oglebay

Now that the tulips at Oglebay are finished blooming the bulbs are being dug up to make way for summer annuals. The bulbs are now on sale to the public at the Oglebay Palm Room to raise money for new bulbs to be planted this fall for next spring’s display.

Last fall, hundreds of tulip, daffodil and muscari bulbs were planted in the formal gardens at Oglebay Park, and now that the bulbs have finished blooming they have been removed from the ground to make way for summer annuals.  The bulbs are now on sale to the public at the Oglebay Palm Room for $10 a bag.

 

“The money raised during the annual bulb sale helps us purchase new bulbs from The Netherlands that will be planted this fall,” said Marilyn Archer, Manager of the Greenhouse and Gardens at Oglebay.

 

Archer added that the Palm Room, located next to the greenhouse, is fully stocked with flowering plants, annuals and perennials plus unique garden accessories.

 

The Palm Room is currently open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Call 304-243-4098 for more information.