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Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Holt Cabin at Holt Park and Center for the Arts.


34 Elmont Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21206

Phone: 410-887-5307
Fax: 410-832-1538



Nestled in the heart of the Overlea Fullerton Community is the Holt Center, donated to Baltimore County by Lillian Holt in 1976. The park offers nature trails and a variety of art and nature programs for the family. Make time to join us and join in on the fun. For registration information please call 410-887-5307.

For additional program information, visit the Overlea Fullerton Recreation Council website or Holt Park's Facebook page.

Spring 2017

Holt Park Egg Roll
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 12 to 3 p.m.
What is an egg roll? It is a silly race to roll your egg down a hill. Join us for an afternoon of crafts and activities. Races begin at 2:15 p.m., bring your own egg!

Green Eggs and Amphs
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Free
Learn about frogs, toads and salamanders and visit our pond to find our resident amphibians! (All ages)

Indestructible House Plant
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m.: $2 per project
This "plant" will never wilt because it is crafted with duct tape and a colorful pot. (All ages)

Little Free Library Opening and Storytime
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10 a.m.: Free
Come learn about our exciting new book swap location and stay for an interactive storytime. Presented by Junior Troop 1405. (Kids of all ages)

Saturday Crafternoon: Eggs
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 1 to 5 p.m.: $2 per person
Drop in any time between 1 and 5 p.m. to dye eggs, play eggy games and investigate bird nests. (All ages)

Floral Watercolor
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1 to 3 p.m.: $2 per person
Fun for beginners! Paint spring flowers using a wet paper technique. (Adults)
Please pre-register by emailing your name and phone number.

Spring Clean-Up
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meet us at the park to help with light gardening and trail maintenance.

Stepping Stones
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1 to 2 p.m.: $4 per project
Make and decorate a concrete stepping stone for the garden. (All ages)

Waterfall Painting
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1 to 3 p.m.: $2 per project
Learn to paint water with reflections and a waterfall using acrylics. (Adults)
Please pre-register by emailing your name and phone number.

Animal Scientists
Friday, May 12, 2017, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: $7 per person
A wild animal adventure at Holt Park. We will discover amazing animal adaptations, make animal crafts and play silly games. Drop off program. (Ages 5 to 10)
Please pre-register by emailing your name and phone number and your child's name and age.

Camouflage Caper
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 6 to 7:30 a.m.: Free
Explore this adaptation which allows animals to nearly disappear! (Kids of all ages)

WoW (Wonders of Weather)
Sunday, May 27, 2017, 10 to 11 a.m.: Free
Find out what makes rain fall, clouds float and wind gust. Hike to observe the weather and make a cloud chart. (Kids of all ages)

Insect Safari
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10 a.m.: Free
Beetles, flies, grasshoppers, bees...insects are everywhere! Learn about the different types of insects and then go out on an insect hike! (Kids of all ages)

Starry Night
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1 to 3 p.m.: $2 per project
Create a starscape inspired by Van Gogh's classic work. (All ages)

Natural World of Art
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: $2 per project
Discover the connection between art and nature using a variety of materials and techniques. Projects are designed to bring out the inner artist in people of all ages.
Please pre-register by emailing your name, phone number and date you are attending.

  • Spring Fairy
    March 22, 2017: Celebrate spring with the fairies!
  • Seed Paper               
    March 29, 2017: Create  your own paper that grows!
  • Rainstick           
    April 5, 2017: Use contemporary materials to make a traditional craft.
  • Stitched Easter Egg Ornament
    April 12, 2017: Great for learning a new skill or showing your needlework.
  • Recycled Flowers
    April 19, 2017: Watch the magic happen as we create flowers out of plastic containers.
  • Happy Birthday Audubon!
    April 26, 2017: Celebrate by making a bird using recycled materials.
  • Embossed Metal Butterfly
    May 3, 2017: Design your own butterfly by creating colorful patterns in soft metal.
  • Fancy Flowers
    May 10, 2017: Learn how to make beautiful organza flowers (shh...just in time for Mother's Day).
  • Garden Waist Apron
    May 17, 2017: Get ready for summer gardening with a few more pockets to hold seeds, gloves, clippers...
  • Branch Weaving
    May 24, 2017: A branch makes a great loom for weaving.
  • Upcycled Vase
    May 31, 2017: Create a rustic looking vase from a used peanut butter jar.
  • Twig Frame
    June 7, 2017: Embellish a frame with sticks and other natural materials.
  • Herb Doll
    June 14, 2017: Gather some fragrant herbs to add a fresh scent to any room.

Pre-School Program
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon. Spring session through June 14, 2017. No class April 12, 2017 and May 31, 2017
Come join us each week to discover a different topic in nature. Each program includes a story, snack and craft project. Please dress for the weather.
$5 for first child (additional kids no cost). Ages birth to 6. Limit 25 kids.

Creative Clay
Fridays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Two-part class)
$10 per project
Creating with clay is both relaxing and rewarding. Projects are geared to all ages and levels of experience. The first date listed we create our projects—and on the second date we add color. So join us as we roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty!
Please pre-register by emailing your name, phone number and the dates you are attending.

  • Coiled Mirror or Picture Frame
    April 7, 2017 and April 21, 2017
    A collection of coils create a great frame for a mirror or your favorite photo.
  • Fanciful Frog
    May 5, 2017 and May 19, 2017
    An easy to make sculpture that is fun to decorate.
  • Textured Wall Pocket
    June 9, 2017 and June 23, 2017
    Hang this anywhere to hold a bit of nature, notes or niceties.

Bonfire and Night Hike
Saturdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
April 8, 2017, May 6, 2017 and June 10, 2017
Venture into the park at twilight and learn about nature at night. Snacks included.

Revised March 21, 2017         


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