Crawford Park District 2401 SR 598 Crestline, OH 44827 419-683-9000
Lowe-Volk Nature Center Hours: Mon-Sat:8:00am - 4:00pm
Look What's Happening at the CPD!!!
Puppet Pals: A Walk in the Woods Thursday, February 20 6pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Friday, February 21 11am Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Our Puppet Pals are exploring a forest! The Crawford Park District invites kids ages 3-7 and their parents to join them in finding clues to discover the many animals that call a forest “home”. With a Great-horned Owl, a Raccoon, and many more, our Puppet Pals are sure to please. Puppet show will include a kids’ activity.
Viewing the Night Sky Saturday, February 22 7pm, Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 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. Some of the targets for the winter are: *Jupiter, which is 1/2 billion miles away and has 4 moons! View it while it lasts, because it is quickly setting in the west. *Saturn-Lord of the Rings! This beautiful sight is 1 billion miles away. *Andromeda Galaxy-is 2.4 million light years away. You’ll first see if with your naked eyes and then get a better look through a telescope. *Winter Sky-is completely different from the summer sky. The Milky Way’s outer band isn’t nearly as bright. *Comets, (a comet is a dirty snowball from deep space.)
Feeding Day Sunday, February 23 2pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 The Crawford Park District invites animal lovers to stop out to the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center to find out who eats what and take turns helping Naturalist Lisa feed some of the animals! Will it be fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, shrimp, worms, or mice? Can you guess what’s on the menu for the animals in the Nature Center?
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.