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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.

Summer Camps 2018

Nature Explorer Camp: Ages 5 to 10
August 6 through August 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Email to request preregistration form.

Little Nature Explorer Camp: Ages 3 to 6
August 13 through August 17, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Email to request a preregistration form.

Summer 2018 Events

Ninja Turtle Adventure
Saturday, June 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m., $5 per child (Ages 5 to 10)
What do ninja turtles have in common with their reptilian cousins? Come meet some live turtles and find out! This is a drop-off program.
Please preregister by emailing with your name and phone number.

Winged Things
Sunday, June 24, 1 to 3 p.m., $2 per project (All ages)
Use recycled materials to create adorable butterflies and birds.

Wacky Water Critters
Saturday June 30, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Free (Ages 4 and up)
Grab a dip net and head out to the pond to see what bugs, tadpoles and other aquatic critters we can find!

Star-Spangled Banner
Sunday, July 1, 1 to 3 p.m., $2 per project (All ages)
Paint your own hanging door flag and learn the meaning behind the 13 stripes and the 50 stars.
Please preregister by emailing with your name and phone number.

Very Hungry Caterpillars
Saturday, July 7, 10 to 11 a.m., Free (All ages)
Hear the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and head outside to search for caterpillars in the park!

Bonfire and Night Hike
Saturday, July 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Free (All ages)
Venture into the park in the evening and learn about nature at night. Bring a water bottle and bug spray. Snacks included.

To the Batcave
Saturday, July 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., $5 per child (Ages 5 to 10)
Batman might not have supernatural powers, but your local bats do! Discover their secret abilities with an evening of games and activities. This is a drop-off program.
Please preregister by emailing with your name and phone number.

Rich Still Life
Sunday, July 15, 1 to 3 p.m., $2 per project (Adults)
Experiment with oil pastels to practice blending and create a vibrant still life.
Please preregister by emailing with your name and phone number.

Firefly Night Hike
Saturday, July 21, 8 to 9 p.m., Free (All ages)
Explore the park at twilight to see the forest illuminated by fireflies and learn how these amazing insects light up the night.

Toad Abode
Sunday, July 22, 1 to 2 p.m., $10 per project (Ages 10 and up)
Attract amphibians to your yard by building a charming stone cottage, perfect for a fairy garden. Then leave your cottage at our garden cabin (to allow the cement to cure) and pick it up later.
Please pre-register by emailing with your name and phone number.

Spidey Sense
Saturday, July 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m., $5 per child (Ages 5 - 10)
Meet your friendly neighborhood arachnids with this superhero-themed evening of games, crafts and spidey fun! This is a drop-off program.
Please preregister by emailing your name and phone number.

Water, Water, Everywhere!
Saturday, July 28, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Free (Ages 4 and up)
Learn about water sources, the water cycle and water conservation through some immersive and fun games.

The Magic of Lines
Sunday, July 29, 1 to 2 p.m., Free (All ages)
Discover how a single line can create volume and depth in your art.

Going Batty
Saturday, August 18, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Free (All ages)
Gather around our campfire to watch for bats and find out why they are so important to our environment. We'll serve up a sweet treat as well!

Fan Brush Landscape
Sunday, August 19, 1 to 3 p.m., $2 per person (All ages)
Using a fan brush and techniques of Bob Ross, paint a landscape with acrylics.
Please preregister by emailing with your name and phone number.

Some programs require registration. For more information about our programs, please email

Recurring Programs

Preschool Programs
Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon, $5 per family (Ages birth to 6 years old)
Come join us each week to discover a new nature topic. Each program includes a story, snack and craft project. Please dress for the weather.

Summer Season Through August 1

Natural World of Art
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., $2 per project (All ages)
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.

These programs require preregistration. Please email Include the program name as the subject line and the names of participants and contact phone number in the body of the email.

  • Garden Marker          
    June 20—Paint a marker to name your garden or what you have planted.
  • Tin Can Lantern 
    June 27—Add some light to the lazy summer nights.
  • Octopus
    July 11—Keep your fingers moving with lots of braiding!
  • Fish
    July 18—Paint and embellish a dimensional fish.
  • Christmas in July
    July 25—Get a jump on your holiday wrapping by making gift bags.
  • Mini Summer Flower Banner
    August 1—Make an easy-to-sew reminder of your summer all year long!
  • Everlasting Sand Sculpture
    August 8—Create a reminder of your favorite beach pastime.
  • Native American Dice Game
    August 15—Turn a few walnuts into a game that's easy to learn and fun for all.

Creative Clay
Fridays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Two-part class) $10 per project (All ages)
Creating with clay is both relaxing and rewarding. Projects are geared to all ages and levels of experience. In the first date listed, we create our projects. On the second date, we add color. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty!

These programs require preregistration. Please email with your name(s) and phone number.

  • Fish Mobile
    July 13 and July 27—Celebrate July's full sturgeon moon with a fishy sculpture.
  • Free Choice
    August 3 and August 17—Have something in mind you've been wanting to try? We'll provide some guidance and 14 ounces of clay to give it a go!

Nature Cabin Open Hours
June through August, the Nature Cabin is open Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. with a special activity, live animals and a summer scavenger hunt. Look for the second cabin after the garden.

Weather Line

For updates due to inclement weather, please call 410-665-6372.

Revised July 23, 2018         


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