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!!!
Just Hike It Saturday, May 25 10am Unger Park Let’s get out hiking this spring and kick out the winter blahs! Join Lisa on a monthly trek through the park and also to do some photo journaling to document the seasonal changes.
Night Sky Saturday, May 25 9:30pm, Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 The Crawford Park District invites you to join members of the Crawford Park Astronomy Club as they share their knowledge and telescope skills with all who are interested in the celestial sights. Targets for the spring months will include: Mercury, m-81 and m-82 which are two galaxies that can be viewed at the same time in the telescope eyepiece and m-65 and m-66 are spiral galaxies and are also 2/3 of the Leo Triplet. The universe is an astronomical sight!
Springtime at Daughmer Savannah Sunday, May 26 3pm Daughmer Savannah Most of the prairie plants at Daughmer will flower in mid to late summer, but several plants listed as threatened species will flower in late spring. Meet Warren Uxley and learn about Daughmer’s rarest plants.
CPD Book Club Meeting Tuesday, May 28 6:30pm Lowe-Volk Park Do you love nature and also love to read? With the abundance of books available for nature lovers, sometimes it's hard to choose the next great book to read (or to narrow it down). Join the Crawford Park District's Book Club, and we will figure it out together! Pre-registration is recommended as the club will be limited to 15 members. We selected A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson as our book for May. Be ready to tell us what you thought of this one and come armed with a suggestion for our next book and be ready to make your case to the club! The CPD Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.
Living History Days May 31 – June 2 Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 A fun historical event in its 17th year. Great for the family with many hands-on demonstrations. Concessions will be available. Bus tour is first come, first served. Friday, May 31 8pm — Native American War Council Saturday, June 1 9am — Opening Ceremony 10am — Russell Morris: Shequonor, Shawnee singer/ Storyteller 11am — Capture of Col. Crawford 11:45am — Bus Tour starts immediately afterward 1pm — Vane Scott: The Many Faces of Old Glory 2pm — Children's Plant Walk 3pm — Capture of Col. Crawford 4pm — Close 8-10pm — Lantern Tours Sunday, June 2 10am — Open 10am — Russell Morris: Shequonor, Shawnee singer/ Storyteller 11am — Capture of Col. Crawford 1pm — Vane Scott: The Many Faces of Old Glory 2pm — Children's Plant Walk 3pm — Capture of Col. Crawford 4pm — Close
Civil War Encampment June 29-30 Unger Park Enjoy a fun filled event for all ages as you take a step back in time. Stroll through army encampments of the North and South and watch a battle reenactment. There will also be period demonstrations, interactive activities, and kids can be "recruited" into a soldier’s life. Stay tuned as complete event details and presentations are being finalized.
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.