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Holt Center

An image of Holt Park.

34 Elmont Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21206

Phone: 410-887-5307


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. All programs require registration.


Special Events

  • Mardi Gras: Saturday, February 6, from 2 to 5 p.m.
    An exciting party for the whole family. Come in costume, make a mask, join a parade! Cost is $3.
  • Valentine's Day Party: Sunday, February 14, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
    A fun drop-off program for ages 5 and up. Spend the evening playing games, making crafts and going on a Valentine's Day hike.  Cost is $5.
  • Old Fashioned Egg Roll and Egg-stravaganza: Sunday, March 13, from noon to 3 p.m.
    An afternoon of art, crafts, games and fun for the family. FREE.

Open Nature Cabin

Join us in our nature cabin for free, fun activities including animal feeding, nature games, and crafts, Mystery Animal Day, and more.
Dates: The nature cabin is open every Tuesday afternoon, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. (January 17 through March 20) and Sundays 2:00  to 4:30 p.m. (September 25, October 9 and November 13).
Cost is free.

Adult's Corner

Fine Art classes taught by an artist for ages 16 and up.

  • Figure Drawing: Friday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.
    A charcoal modern drawing class. Cost is $2 per project.
  • Impressionism: Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m.
    Paint a colorful lily pond in the style of Claude Monet. Cost is $2 per project.

Creative Clay

Projects are geared to all ages and levels of experience. The first date listed create your project, the next add color.

Dates: Fridays 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $10 per project.

  • Face: February 5 and 19.
    Put on your best face with a fanciful relief.
  • Coiled Vessel: March 4 and 18.
    Use the coiled technique to create an open container.

Natural World of Art

Discover the connection between art and nature using a variety of materials and techniques.
Dates: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Ages: Projects are designed to bring out the inner artist in people of all ages. 
Cost: $2 per project

  • Heart O'Flower: February 10.
    Cover a heart with flowers for that special someone.
  • Sunset Silhouette: February 17.
    Cut out a silhouette to put over your sunset tissue collage.
  • Scrimshaw: February 24.
    Try your hand at the art of scrimshaw.
  • Dr. Seuss Inspired Animals: March 2.
    Create a new creature to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.
  • Rainbow: March 9.
    Beads abound in this rainbow mobile!
  • Weaving for the Birds: March 16.
    Get some nesting materials ready for our feathered friends.
  • Sequin Eggs: March 23.
    A little patience goes a long way to create a beautiful egg.
  • Wonder Worms: March 30.
    Celebrate the wonder of worms through painting and sculpture.

Nature Discovery Programs

Discover the many interesting things nature has to offer.
Sundays, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $2 per person

  • Letterboxing: February 21.
    An outdoor hobby that combines elements of orienteering, art, and puzzle solving. Recommended for ages 7+.
  • Nature's Treasure Map: March 6.
    Create a fanciful treasure map as you kike through Holt's field and forest. Recommended for ages 7+.
  • Rabbits and Rainbows: March 20.
    How do baby bunnies see the world? Explore the world of Holt Park through the eyes of these fun creatures.

Family Fun

Fun activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Cost: $2 per person

  • Valentine Workshop: February 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    Paint lovely Valentine's cards for your friends and family.
  • Natural Paper Making: March 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    Create cards or a notebook cover using recycled paper.
  • St. Patricks Day Clovers: March 12, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Paint one close up or a whole field of lucky clovers.

Nature Explorer Programs

Call to enquire.

Revised February 5, 2016

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