Outdoor Programs

Mills Park Bird Watching
OUTDOOR PROGRAMS
To register online: click through activity number links.
Register by phone, or for more info, call:  301-739-8577 x 170.
Scroll down for listings of outdoor recreation programs at our various Parks locations.

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Monarch Butterfly Programs
The following activities, and more, are held at the Jonathan Hager House Museum, 110 Key Street. Scroll down for Monarch Butterfly activities at Kiwanis Park. 
August 25
   -  Wing Making Workshop (Activity #6403)
September 21, Fall Fest
     - Monarch Butterfly Parade (Activity #6402)
     - Tag & Release Demo (Activity #6459)

Kiwanis Park


371 Dynasty Drive 
Antietam Paddle Fun
- Sunday, June 16, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
     Kayak: (Activity #6357)     Canoe:(Activity #6453)
- Friday, July 19, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Kayak:  (Activity #6358)   Canoe: (Activity #6454) 
- Sunday, August 18, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
       Kayak:  (Activity #6359)  Canoe:  (Activity #6455) 
River & Trail Outfitters will provide kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices, and an experienced guide for an awesome three hour excursion along the Antietam Creek. Begins and ends at Kiwanis Park boat ramp. $30/kayak (seats one, ages 10+), or $40/canoe (seats 2, ages 8+ w/adult). 
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Archaeology Exploration

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- April 27- June 1
Activity #6444
- June 8 - July 13 Activity #6445
- July 20 - August 24 Activity #6446 
Participate in a real hands-on archeological excavation effort at the historic site of the Saylor House in Kiwanis Park by Antietam Creek. This program in partnership with Washington County Historical Trust and Little Antietam Creek, Inc. $60/ 6-weeks. Thanks to generous sponsorship donations from Saylor descendant, Mrs. Peggy M. Roscoe, Progressive Radiology, Capital Women's Care, Registration is required. Click activity number to enroll. 
This unique exploratory archaeology program will introduce students to the discipline of archaeology through hands-on instruction at a real, on-going archaeological project at the Saylor House in Kiwanis Park in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Participants will work alongside archaeologist, Scott Parker, who will instruct students in all aspects of archaeology from digging and screening to artifact identification and processing, to remote sensing (looking into the ground without digging).

Includes some physical exercise.
Participants may expect excavation and site survey work, including digging of test pits, exploratory work with trowels, some lifting of buckets, and screening of soil for artifacts.
This unique exploratory archaeology program will introduce students to the discipline of archaeology through hands-on instruction at a real, on-going archaeological project at the Saylor House in Kiwanis Park in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Participants will work alongside archaeologist, Scott Parker, who will instruct students in all aspects of archaeology from digging and screening to artifact identification and processing, to remote sensing (looking into the ground without digging).

Includes some physical exercise.
Participants may expect excavation and site survey work, including digging of test pits, exploratory work with trowels, some lifting of buckets, and screening of soil for artifacts.
Monarch Butterfly Program
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
- August 10
(Activity #6460)
Learn to identify different types of Caterpillars (including Monarchs), Butterflies, and native plants in this mini-workshop focusing on the wonders of nature. Program provided by The Monarch Alliance. Free!
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Saylor House Lime Mortar Workshops
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
- June 8 & 15- Session I 
(Activity #6360)
- July 13 & 20- Session II (Activity #6361)
Intro to the Jahn Masonry repair systems used on historic stone and brickwork. Discusses traditional masonry practices, demonstrates mortar analysis, the practice of mixing mortar, and how to apply different styles of pointing. Paul Wade of Restorations Unlimited and David Gibney show how to make repairs to existing stone and brick structures and help to repair the historic Saylor House at Kiwanis Park. Bring cash or check payment on-site. $75/ 2-day workshop. Reserve space online. 

Potterfield Pool


730 Frederick Street

Aqua Bands Fitness Class
Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
June 8 - July 20; no class 6/29 (Activity #6932)
July 27 - August 31 (Activity #6933)
Utilize resistance bands for a full body strengthening and toning workout. Get stronger while keeping cool in the pool with instructor Charna Moore. No experience required. Resistance bands will be provided. $60/6-weeks; $10/drop-in. 
Aqua Yoga
Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
June 9 - July 21; no class 6/30 (Activity #6934)
July 28 - September 1 (Activity #6935)
Focus on increased flexibility, balance and strength while staying cool in the pool. Enjoy all the benefits of Yoga with Charna Moore! No experience required. $60/6-weeks; $10/drop-in.
Aqua Zumba
Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
May 30 - July 18 (Activity #6905)
May 31 - July 19 (Activity #6906)
July 25 - August 29 (Activity #6907)
July 26 - August 30 (Activity #6908)
All the fun and benefits of Zumba, but in the pool! Join Chanda Thompson at Potterfield Pool for a workout that burns calories while keeping you cool in the pool. $80/8-weeks; $60/6-week; $10/drop-in.

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The City of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation Division is connecting fitness and fun for you! Our Goal is to create healthy and engaging lifestyle opportunities for you and your family, enhancing quality of life for everyone who lives, works, or visits our city! With 19 city parks, a wide range of amenities and facilities, and new recreation programs rolling out each season, our aim is to help you find the opportunities that are FIT FOR YOU!

The best FIT FOR YOU meets you right where you are.

FIT FOR YOUR schedule - Our parks are open mornings, evenings and weekends so you can visit at your convenience.

FIT FOR YOUR interests - Walk, run, bike, dance, or move in any way. Parks are a blank canvas to find new ways to get active.