Crawford Park District 2401 SR 598 Crestline, OH 44827 419-683-9000
A Note from the Director: As we continue to navigate toward the future, we must remain diligent in slowing the spread of corona virus. As of now (6/9/20), all CPD parks and preserves are open. We have developed summer programs; new for the quarter will be the need for pre-registration. Follow this page for programming updates, or visit our website, www.crawfordpd.org.
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.
Nature Hike Saturday, February 27 3pm Heckert Nature Preserve 1601 State Route 19, Bucyrus By late February winter is starting to loosen its grip. Winter bird flocks are breaking up and the first courtship calls can be heard. Warm days can bring out overwintering butterflies. Meet Crawford Park District Naturalist Warren Uxley at Heckert Nature Preserve to see what this year’s season of transition will bring. Call the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000 to register. Heckert Nature Preserve is located at 1601 State Route 19 west of State Route 602.
Viewing the Night Sky Saturday, February 27 7pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Crestline 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 & Saturn – are slowly going to the west but are always crowd pleasers through the telescopes. Mars – has some fascinating ice caps to view and just had a close approach to Earth being only 38.6 million miles away. m-31 – The Andromeda galaxy is approximately 2.5 million light years away making it our closest major barred spiral galaxy which has about 1 trillion stars. Great Orion Nebula – the birthplace of stars is a beautiful cloud of gas and dust 1300 light years away. It is one of the brightest nebulas visible to the naked eye with its radius being 12 light years. m-44 – The Beehive cluster is an open cluster full of a mixture of yellow, red, and blue stars only 577 light years away. m-45 – The Pleiades, also known as the seven sisters, is an open cluster 444 light years away. People often confuse it for the Little Dipper due to its shape. Double Stars – orbiting around each other. Call the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000 to register. Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30.
Feeding Day Sunday, February 28 2pm Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 State Route 598 Crestline Join the Naturalists of the Crawford Park District for our Feeding Day Program. 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? If you want to help feed some of the animals, call the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000 to register. Lowe-Volk Park is located 3 miles north of US Route 30.