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 StationExperience 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.
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.
Restoration Project Workshops
Hosted by the Washington County Historical Trust.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plaster Wall Repairs & Finishing
Fridays, 9am- 3pm
- May 6, 13, 20 (#7739)
Be a part of saving building history and learn how to repair your own plaster walls with the restoration team at the Saylor House in Kiwanis Park! This 3-Friday workshop teaches participants the hands-on process of restoring historic lime plaster walls, including how to assess the condition of the walls and techniques to repair and finish them with original lime materials. Limited to 6 participants. Fee $225 for 3-day workshop includes materials, lunch and snacks.
Laying Brick Floors in Stone Dust
May 7, 14, 21 (#7740) Cancelled due to low enrollment
Join the restoration team at the Saylor House in Kiwanis Park and help reinstall the house’s original brick floor! During this 3-Saturday workshop, learn from experts all the steps to properly lay and install a brick floor in stone dust so that it does not heave or sink. Limited to 6 participants. Fee $225 for 3-day workshop includes materials, lunch and snacks.
For assistance with enrollment, contact Parks & Rec (301)739-8577 x 170.