Crawford Park District 2401 SR 598 Crestline, Oh 44827 419-683-9000
Lowe-Volk Nature Center Hours: Mon-Sat:8:00am - 4:00pm Sun: Closed
Look What's Happening at the CPD!!!
Recycling @ the Nature Center Saturday, April 13 9am-12pm Lowe-Volk Park The Colonel Crawford Lions Club and The Friends of the Crawford Park District will have a RECYCLE DAY, from 9am to noon at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature center located at 2401 State Route 598. We will have a RECYCLE DAY the second Saturday of each month through the year. We will be accepting: Cardboard Clear/brown/green/blue glass (separate by color) #1 (PETE) plastics #2 (HDPE) plastics (colors do not have to be separated) Newspaper/magazines/office paper/junk mail Steel cans Aluminum cans Household batteries Eyeglasses CFL lightbulbs - from households only, no businesses please Laptops, tablets & cell phones.--------NO ELECTRONICS - NO COMPUTER TOWERS - NO COMPUTER MONITORS -OR- TELEVISIONS----------------- Any recyclables taken to the Crawford Park District, outside of the second Saturday of every month do not get credited to the Park District. If you would like the money generated from recycling to go to them, you must take your recyclables to the Park District during their monthly collections. Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30. For more information contact the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting our facebook page.
Volunteer Work Day Saturday, April 13 9-11am Lowe-Volk Park From old farm dumps to invasive plant removal, the CPD’s newly acquired land needs some TLC. Bring work gloves and a willing spirit. All other equipment will be provided. Meet at the Nature Center to help make this property one of Crawford County’s natural history gems.
Artifact Hunt Saturday, April 13 10am Meet @ Lowe-Volk Park Join members of the Johnny Appleseed Chapter 19 of the Archaeological Society of Ohio to walk nearby farm fields looking for remnants of prehistoric cultures who inhabited Crawford County. Be the first human to touch an artifact since it was used thousands of years ago! Don’t miss this popular annual event. Bring the whole family, dress for the weather, and don’t forget your boots if the ground is wet. Also, walking sticks and small digging tools can be helpful.
Conservation Heroes: Woodland Box Turtle Saturday, April 13 2pm Lowe-Volk Park Join Naturalist Abby to learn why the Woodland Box Turtle is a Species of Concern, as well as what we can do to help them make a comeback in the wild. This program will be the second of a three-part series where each kid will receive a cape and then try to collect all three buttons to place on the cape. You will also get a chance to meet the Woodland Box Turtle!
Hi-Tech Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 14 1-3pm Lowe-Volk Park Kids! Bring your smartphone, GPS unit, or borrow a GPS unit from us to use for a Hi-tech egg hunt. Follow the coordinates throughout the Park to discover a hidden egg. Inside each egg is a nature based question that needs to be answered. Kids finding eggs and answering the questions will receive a small prize when complete. Come join the fun!!
PROGRAM CANCELLATION: Viewing the Night Sky, Saturday, April 27. This program has been cancelled. See you at our next program on May 25 at 9:30pm
Junior Naturalist Club
Consider joining the new and improved Junior Naturalist Club with the Crawford Park District! Open to anyone age 12-18 who has an interest in nature or animal related careers, or just want to spend time learning about nature with a group of young professionals. Our meetings will be held once a month on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 5pm, starting March 9th! The meeting topics will depend on the interests of the participants, but we hope to learn about conducting educational programming, conservation, animal care, and natural history. As well as having guest speakers and field trips. To apply, please download and fill out the application below and drop it off to Naturalist Abby at the front desk of the Nature Center or scan it and email her at email@example.com.
New at Lowe-Volk Park: Sandstone Rockscape
The Crawford Park District is pleased to announce the recent construction of A Sandstone Rockscape at Lowe-Volk Park. The rockscape was designed and built by a group of volunteers commonly called, The Cabin Guys. Their name was assigned because the men built the Dapper Cabin at Colonel Crawford Schools. The historic sandstone was donated by Chuck Kimerline of Bucyrus Road Materials and Nancy Everly of The Leesville Trading Post. Since sandstone was previously quarried at Lowe-Volk Park, it was the perfect building material for the rockscape.