Kiwanis Park

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

Kiwanis Park provides the community access to Antietam Creek. A pavilion overlooking 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 of educational and recreational programming in history and nature. 

Officially opened on April 30, 2016, explore Kiwanis Park to learn about kayaking opportunities on Antietam Creek, protect monarch butterflies by planting a "Way station," and join in exploring and 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

Antietam Creek Access

Kiwanis Antietam Creek

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 the pollinators inhabiting this ecosystem. Make your garden attractive for Monarch butterflies and pollinators by planting a Monarch butterfly way station with milkweed plants. Learn more from Monarch Alliance.   


Saylor House 

The house has been under construction since 2016, when work began to restore the 1800s home. Supported by the Washington County Historical Society, each summer various workshops are hosted at the Saylor House to teach laymen the proper historic preservation methods to restore their own house, while preserving a piece of Washington County history!

Learn more about the history of the Saylor House through the Washington County Historical Trust.
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Take a peek at the "Before" - Saylor House Restoration Project

Restoration Project Workshops

Save, Repair & Weatherize Historic Windows
Saturdays & Sunday, October 7, 15 & 15 (#8101)

Learn how to save, repair, and weatherproof old windows in a 3-day workshop. Join instructors, David Gibney & Paul Wade for this three-day session covering everything you need to know to save, repair, and maintain old windows. During the first session, you’ll learn how to date old wood windows, how they’re constructed, how to remove the sashes, how they can be repaired and weather-stripped, and why they’re an essential feature to preserve on your house. 

Historic Windows Workshop 2023

The following weekend you will work on your own windows (or we will provide one) to learn how to strip paint and glazing putty, how to replace damaged or rotted sections, how to replace the glass, and how to install weather stripping to make your old windows as weather-tight as new ones. Tools, water, snacks & lunch provided. Reserve your spot online for free; bring cash or check to the first day of class. 3-days/ $150.

For additional information contact Ann Aldrich at

Hosted by the Washington County Historical Trust.
For more information email

For assistance with enrollment, contact Parks & Rec (301)739-8577 x 170.

Kiwanis Path to Antietam Creek
Antietam Paddle Fun_