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Title: Canoes, cattails and campfire games in the parks

By Michael Schneider, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks

From yoga in the park to canoe trips, a garlic mustard pull and discovering orioles (the real birds, that is), Baltimore County Recreation and Parks has activities for friends and family. Here’s to fun weekends in May!  

Friday, May 5

- Bookworm Story Time Oregon Ridge Nature Center

- Beach Party” (for young adults with disabilities ages 16 years and older)  Berkshire Eastwood Recreation Council

- Pokémon Late Night Madness Marshy Point

Saturday, May 6

- Viper Day Lacrosse Homecoming Day  Edgemere Sparrows Point Recreation Council  

- Primitive Technology Weekend Cromwell Valley Park

- Trail Blazers Oregon Ridge Nature Center

- Canoe / Tour Lake Roland Lake Roland

- Yoga in the Park Lake Roland

- Cattails Marshy Point

- Let’s Explore Nature with the Cat in the Hat: Miles and Miles of Reptiles Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

- Rain Garden Workshop with the Patapsco Heritage Greenway Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

- The Secret Life of the Desert Box Turtle Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

- Parkville Flea Market Parkville Recreation Council

Sunday, May 7

- Waterfall Painting Holt Park

- Edible Plants and Earth Oven Pizza Marshy Point

Friday, May 12

- Full Flower Moon Night Hike and Campfire Cromwell Valley Park

- Morning Bird Walks  Oregon Ridge Nature Center

- Full Planting Moon Canoe Trip Marshy Point

Saturday, May 13

- Talmar Gardens Mother’s Day Plant Sale Cromwell Valley Park

- Plant Sway Cromwell Valley Park

- Mother’s Day Tea and Walk Oregon Ridge Nature Center

- Camouflage Caper Holt Park

- Native Plant Sale Lake Roland

- Campfire Games and Songs Lake Roland

- Yoga In the Park Lake Roland

- Spring Family Campout Marshy Point

- Reisterstown Bloomin’ Arts Fest Reisterstown Recreation Council

- Oella House and Garden Tour Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

- What’s Cookin’, Mr. Banneker? Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Sunday, May 14

- Talmar Gardens Mother’s Day Plant Sale Cromwell Valley Park

- Mother’s Day Tea Cromwell Valley Park

- Mother’s Day Tea and Walk Oregon Ridge Nature Center

- Mother’s Day Birdwalk Marshy Point

- Mother’s Day Canoe Trip Marshy Point

Friday, May 19

- Spring Campout at the Park Lake Roland

Saturday, May 20

- Discovering Orioles Cromwell Valley Park

- Native Plant Swap Oregon Ridge Nature Center

- Spring Campout Oregon Ridge Nature Center

- The Hive and the Honeybee Marshy Point

- Helping Butterflies and Bees: Get Going on a Native Garden Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

- Quarter Auction  Berkshire Eastwood Recreation Council

Sunday, May 21

- Faeries and Elves of the Forest Cromwell Valley Park

- Fishing the Dock Marshy Point

- Pokémon at the Park Lake Roland

May 25 – May 29, May 31 – June 3

- Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce Carnival Middle River Recreation Council

Saturday, May 27

- Spring Wildflower Walk Cromwell Valley Park

- A Morning in Mining History Oregon Ridge Nature Center

- Estuary Exploration Marshy Point

- Moss Workshop Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

- Nature Journaling Hike Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Sunday, May 28

- Garlic Mustard Pull & Pesto Cromwell Valley Park

- A Morning in Mining History Oregon Ridge Nature Center

- Bluebirds on the Bay Marshy Point

Programs are run by Baltimore County Recreation and Parks and Nature Council volunteers. Many programs are free, but some ask for a donation or have a small fee. Be sure to check the websites to confirm times and locations. Of course, there’s always taking a hike in one of our beautiful parks, click here for information about all these parks have to offer.

May the spring fun and beauty be with you!


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Revised September 11, 2017