Kiwanis Park

 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.

Kiwanis Park Amenities Map (pdf)
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Mills Park Bird Watching

Saylor House 

Dig It Saylor House Archology
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 
July 7- August 11 (activity #6036)
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. 6-week series. 
Thanks to generous student sponsorship donations from Mrs. Peggy M. Roscoe, Capital Women's Care, and Progressive Radiology, we are now able to offer this program for free to the public! Children and students ages 10 years and up may participate for free with enrollment! Parents welcome too! Click here to enroll!
Bird Watching
Sundays, 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. 
May 27, 2018 (activity #6033)
June 24, 2018 (activity #6034)
Learn to identify by sight and sound the many bird species that inhabit our urban parks. Children welcome. Bring binoculars. Program offered by the Washington County Bird Club. Free. Click links above to register & for more details. 
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Antietam Creek

Antietam Paddle Fun
Friday, July 20  (activity #5978) 4pm- 7pm 
Saturday, September 16 (activity #60401pm-4pm
Saturday, October 6 (activity #60371pm-4pm

River & Trail Outfitter will provide canoes, kayaks, paddles and two certified guides to give basic instruction and ensure safety. Both directions on the creek will be available for paddling. Choose a single kayak, or a canoe for two when you register. Age 10+. $30/kayak (one-seat); $20/person/canoe (two seats).

Monarch Butterfly Way Station

Monarch ID Caterpillar, Butterfly, Plant Workshop
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 
August 11 (activity #5979)
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.