Kiwanis Park

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 371 Dynasty Dr. Hagerstown, MD 21740
Kiwanis Park provides the community access to Antietam Creek. A pavilion overlooking the Antietam Creek, a paved parking lot, and paths and boardwalks have been constructed by City staff. The historic stone structure, the Saylor House, is the first thing visitors see upon entering the parking lot at Kiwanis Park. This historic homestead is being restored in partnership with Washington County Historical Trust for the purposes for educational and recreational programming in history and nature. 
Officially opened on April 30, 2016, explore Kiwanis park to learn about kayaking opportunities on the Antietam Creek, protecting Monarch butterflies by planting a "Way station," and join in the exploration of restoring the historic stone house on the property.

Use of this park must conform with the City's Park Rules & Regulations.

Kiwanis Park Amenities Map (pdf)
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Antietam Creek

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). 

Saylor House 

Archaeology Exploration 
Saturdays, 9am-1pm

- April 27- June 1 (activity #6444)
- June 8- July 13 (activity #6445)
- July 20- August 24 (activity #6446) 
Participate in a real hands-on archaeological excavation effort at the historic site, the Saylor House, at Kiwanis Park along the Antietam Creek. Program in partnership with Washington County Historical Trust and Little Antietam Creek, Inc. $60/ 6-week series. 

Archaeology Summer Camp

Monday- Friday, 9am-1pm 
- July 22- July 26 (activity #6461)   $99/ 5-days.
This unique exploratory archaeology and excavation program involves hands-on instruction at a real, on-going archaeological project at the Saylor House in Kiwanis Park. Work alongside archaeologist, Scott Parker, as he gives instruction in all aspects of archaeology from digging and screening to artifact identification and processing, to remote sensing (looking into the ground without digging). Adults, ages 15+; ages 10+ may participate when supervised by an adult enrolled in the program. 11-week series, $95; or $20/week drop-in. Student volunteers may participate at no charge, and earn student service learning hours credit.  
Thanks to generous sponsorship donations in 2018 from  Saylor family descendant, Mrs. Peggy M. Roscoe, Capital Women's Care, and Progressive Radiology, which helped make this program more available to the public. 
For assistance with enrollment, contact Parks & Rec Office (301)739-8577 x 170. 
Saylor House Lime Mortar Workshop
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. 
- June 8 & 15
 (activity #6360)
- July 13 & 20 (activity #6361)

This two-day hands-on workshop will introduce and train participants in the Jahn masonry repair systems that can be used on historic stone and brickwork. The class will discuss traditional masonry practices, demonstrate mortar analysis to understand the mortar you are trying to replace, and demonstrate and practice mixing up mortar. We will practice test samples to achieve a match with existing mortar, discuss and practice proper mortar removal from existing masonry, and learn different methods of installing the new mortar mix. Participants will learn how to apply different styles of pointing as well. Join us to learn how to make repairs to existing stone and brick structures and to help in repairing the historic building, the Saylor House, at Kiwanis Park.2-day workshop, $75/ person includes materials.Enroll online for free to reserve materials, bring cash or check payment on-site. 
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Monarch Butterfly Way Station

Monarch ID Caterpillar, Butterfly, Plant Workshop
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 
-August 10 (activity #6460)
Experience the wonder of the epic Monarch Butterfly at the first official City of Hagerstown Parks Monarch Butterfly Way Station. Enjoy this fun family educational opportunity for free at Kiwanis Park, by the Monarch Alliance. Learn about the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. Instructors will bring live Monarch caterpillars, pupa, and if available, adult Monarch Butterflies. Learn about the native plants and milkweed in the garden and about all of the pollinators that inhabit this ecosystem. 
Learn how to make your garden an attractive spot for Monarch butterflies and pollinators by planting Monarch butterfly way station with milkweed plant. Free program.
GeoCaching in the Park
August 18, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
(activity #6367)
Click here to see all "GeoCache in the Park" program dates. 
Click Activity numbers to enroll online. Free program!