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!!!
Tree Cookie Craft Thursday, December 12 6pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Get yourself ready for the holidays with this fun craft. The Crawford Park District’s Patti Gervais will guide you through the steps of taking a cross section of a log (called a tree cookie) and turning it into a wonderful decoration. Pre-registration is required by December 11 and is limited to 20 participants.
Recycling Saturday, December 14 9am-12pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Due to cold temperatures, volunteers may not be available to help with unloading. The Colonel Crawford Lions Club and The Friends of the Crawford Park District 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.
Pinecone Decorations Sunday, December 15 2pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Join the Crawford Park District and make a pinecone holiday decoration. We will provide the pinecones, pine boughs, ribbon, glue gun, wreath forms, and miscellaneous items from nature. If you have other items you wish to add to your wreath or a certain ribbon you prefer, bring those with you! Call the Park District by December 13 to reserve your spot.
Bird Walk Sunday, December 15 2pm Sears Woods, 1486 Mt. Zion Rd. Meet Crawford Park District Naturalist Warren Uxley at Sears Woods State Nature Preserve and find out what is happening to bird populations this year. Each winter brings with it a new set of challenges. Food supplies vary from year to year and of course the weather patterns play a key role in determining the makeup of winter bird communities. Sears Woods is located west of Bucyrus on Mt. Zion Road.
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.