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.
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.
For assistance with enrollment, contact Parks & Rec (301)739-8577 x 170.
Historic Window Workshop
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 9am-3pm
- June 25, 26 & 27 (#7359)
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.
Exterior Repairs for Older Homes Saturday & Sunday, 9am-3pm - Sept. 11 & 12 (#7345)
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.