Kiwanis Park

 371 Dynasty Dr. Hagerstown, MD 21740 (click for map)

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)

Google Maps 360 View of Kiwanis Park

Monarch Butterfly Way Station

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. Learn about the native plants and milkweed in the garden and about all of the pollinators that inhabit this ecosystem. Make your garden an attractive spot for Monarch butterflies and pollinators by planting Monarch butterfly way station with milkweed plant. Learn more from Monarch Alliance.   
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Saylor House 

Archaeology Exploration 
Saturdays, 9 am- 1 pm

- June 6- July 18 (#6981) no class 7/4
- July 25- August 29 (#6982)
Participate in a virtual archaeological learning experience, with archaeologist, Scott Parker, who has been leading the 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. 

Archaeology Summer Camp

Monday- Friday, 9am-1pm 
- July 27- 31 (#6978)
- Aug. 10- 14 (#6979) 
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).
Ages 8 years and up. $99/ student. Multiple family member enrollment discount available.

For assistance with enrollment, contact Parks & Rec Office (301)739-8577 x 170.
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Historic Window Workshop
Saturdays, 9am-2pm
- July 11, 18 & 25
Join instructors Paul Wade and David Gibney at the Saylor House as they cover all you need to know to save, repair, and maintain old windows. Hands-on workshop to repair your own windows, or work on windows provided to enhance the site. $150/ 3-days. 

Historic Homes Exterior Repairs Workshop
Saturdays, 9am-2pm
- Sept. 12 & 19 (#6997)
Join instructors Paul Wade and David Gibney for this two-day workshop as they demonstrate techniques to assess, repair, and replace soffits, facia boards and hang gutters on the Saylor House. Participants will be hands-on to learn through experiencing repair methods to these features on the Saylor House. $100/2-days. 

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!