Parks & Recreation Program Guide

Welcome to our program guide. Click on a program name for more details. Click on the "Register Here" link, where available, to register for the selected program.
 

Adult (18+)

Sat 01/25/20  Edible Indoor Gardening
Event ID: 28313
Learn what you need to create a small indoor gardening space to feed your pet rodents and reptiles!  We will discuss succulents and edibles.  Everyone will take home their own edible garden of sprouts that they can grow at home themselves.  Parents welcome to register; fee is per person.
 
Sat Jan 25 3:00pm - 4:00pm Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: Adult 18+
Cost: $5
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Sat 02/15/20  Valentines Couple's Date
Event ID: 28315
Got a sweetheart who likes to be outside or have a sweet treat?  Make sure to grab them and bring them out to the park February 15th for a romantic sunset kayak trip and dessert.  We will meet at Martin Park at 4:00pm, drive to Stinchcomb to kayak for an hour, then conclude with dessert back at the park at 6:30pm.
 
Sat Feb 15 4:00pm - 7:00pm Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: Adult 18+
Cost: $35/couple
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All Ages

Fri 12/13/19  Geminid Meteor Shower
Event ID: 28305
the Geminid meteor shower will be taking place December 13th and 14th in 2019.  Bring your own chair and we will watch the meteor shower out in the field.  We will have an astronomer to answer all your questions and ensure that you walk away with a deeper appreciation for stars! Star charts, sky maps, and telescopes will be available for viewing.  Friends of Martin Park will provide hot chocolate and apple cider.
 
Fri Dec 13 6:30pm - 8:00pm Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 14+
Cost: Free
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Sat 12/21/19  Full Park Guided Hike
Event ID: 28307
Hike the 2.2 miles of trails at the park with a Naturalist.  You will get the chance to learn about winter birds, park history, vegetation and much more!
 
Sat Dec 21 3:00pm - 4:00pm Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages
Cost: $2/person
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Sat 01/04/20  Knitting
Event ID: 28308
Learn this new skill just in time for the chilly weather to hit!  You will learn the knitting basics to begin your own washcloth.  After the class, take your project and needles home so that you can continue with your own creations?
 
Sat Jan 4 3:00pm - 4:00pm Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 12+
Cost: $10/person
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Sat 01/11/20  Day Hike - Lake McMurtry
Event ID: 28309
Experience a 6-mile day hike out at Lake McMurtry.  We will meet at Martin Park at 7:30am to drive to the trails. We will break half-way through the hike and have lunch provided by the park.   Make sure you wear supportive shoes and bring plenty of water as well as a snack in a backpack.  We will arrive back at the park at 2:00pm. 
 
Sat Jan 11 7:30am - 2:00pm Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 16+
Cost: $40/participant
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Sat 02/08/20  Animal and Snake Painting Gallery
Event ID: 28314
Come to see the Nature Center transformed into an art gallery and the Martin Park staff into curators!  Walk through the gallery displaying art that snakes, turtles and spiders have created.  We will host a meet-the-artist hour, a live snake-painting demonstration, an artist corner with kid crafts and a silent auction.  All proceeds will go to Friends of Martin Park.  Proceeds will go towards enrichment products for our animals on exhibit.
 
Sat Feb 8 3:00pm - 5:00pm Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: Youth (6-12)
Cost: Free
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Sat 02/22/20  Tree Climbing
Event ID: 28316
Don't leave it to the squirrels and don't take our word for it - the view of the park is great from up in the trees!  We will teach you to climb using harnesses and ropes in this safe and exciting class.  You must wear close-toed shoes!
 
Sat Feb 22 3:00pm - 4:00pm Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 14+
Cost: $15/person
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Sat 03/07/20  Coyotes vs. Hawks
Event ID: 28320
Join us for Martin Park's first ever adventure run!  This 2-mile course will include several obstacles including kayaking, archery, tree climbing, adventure elements and more!  Chili and warm drinks will be provided at the finish line.  Register by March 20th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers.
 
Sat Mar 7 8:00am - 12:00pm Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 16+
Cost: $30/participant
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Sat 03/28/20  Day Hike - Red Rock Canyon
Event ID: 28319
Experience a 6-mile day hike at Red Rock Canyon. We will meet at Martin Park at 7:30am to drive to the canyon.  We will break half-way through the hike and have lunch provided by the park.  Make sure you wear supportive shoes and bring plenty of water as well as a snack in a backpack.  We will arrive back at the park by 2:00pm.
 
Sat Mar 28 7:30am - 2:00pm Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 16+
Cost: $40/participant
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