Crawford Park District 2401 SR 598 Crestline, OH 44827 419-683-9000
Lowe-Volk Nature Center Hours: Mon-Sat:8:00am - 4:00pm
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NATURE CAMP UPDATE
As the CPD staff looks to the summer program season, we are grappling with: “How do we safely provide programming without losing its integrity?” We know day camps are allowed to operate this summer. However, with social distancing and large gathering orders in place, and the mandatory guidelines to host a camp, this will make it impossible to provide the same authentic nature experiences you and your children have come to expect from our summer programming. To that end, I regret to inform you that this summer’s Nature Camp is cancelled.
The staff is working diligently to provide some “socially distanced” programming for the summer months. These family programs will mirror some of the fun activities that your kids love during Nature Camp. More information on these programs will be provided in our summer issue of the “Trails” newsletter, on our website (crawfordpd.org), and on the Crawford Park District’s Facebook page. This information will be available around June 1st.
If you have questions, please call the Park Office at 419-683-9000.
Sincerely, Joshua Dyer Crawford Park District Director
A NEW UPDATE FROM THE CRAWFORD PARK DISTRICT DIRECTOR
As we continue to navigate through these trying times, we must remain diligent in slowing the spread of coronavirus. As of now (5/4/20), all CPD parks and preserves are open; however, the Lowe-Volk Nature Center will remain closed and all programming is cancelled until June 1. We have also closed the Nature Playscape at Lowe-Volk Park. As you continue to utilize your parks, please adhere to the Governor’s social distancing and group gathering guidelines. Before you enjoy one of your great parks, plan ahead as there are no restrooms or drinking water available. We will continue to monitor the situation and make changes as needed. Park staff are still available via phone (419-683-9000) or email (email@example.com). Thank you and stay well.
A NOTE FROM THE CRAWFORD PARK DISTRICT DIRECTOR In light of recent events regarding COVID-19, the Crawford Park District will close the Lowe-Volk Nature Center until April 12. All programs and events are also cancelled until the same date. We will evaluate the situation at that time to determine if we will lengthen the closing and cancellations. All parks and trails will remain open sunrise to sunset.
During typical school closings, we see an increase of parents and grandparents bringing their children to the Lowe-Volk Nature Center. With schools being closed for at least three weeks, we anticipate a similar increase in attendance. However, based on current knowledge of the virus, the decisions at the state level, and for the benefit and health of our community, we need to do our part.
This decision was not easy. We pride ourselves in being a go-to for families to come and enjoy our facilities. While your Nature Center will remain closed, please take the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful trails of your park system. Staff will still be carrying out the day-to-day operations of the Park District. If you have questions, comments, or would like to report a possible trail issue, you can still call the Park District office at 419-683-9000. Thank you for your understanding.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.