Holt Park and Center for the Arts Banner

34 Elmont Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Phone: 410-887-5520
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About Holt Park

Holt Park MapNestled in the heart of the Overlea Fullerton Community is the Holt Center, donated to Baltimore County by Lillian Holt in 1976. The park offers nature trails and a variety of art and nature programs for the family. Make time to visit us and join in on the fun!

Holt Park is not able to rent facilities for private events. Several other county parks do have pavilions for rent.

Upcoming Events

Pre-registration is required for programs and attendance is limited. Please click the pre-registration link to reserve your spot(s) in an upcoming program. Payment (in the form of cash or check) is accepted when you arrive to sign-in for the program.

If you can no longer attend, please revisit the signup page and remove yourself from the list, which will allow others to sign up in that spot.

Some events, such as festivals and campfires, may list "RSVP" instead of "pre-register." These are outdoor events in which the number of attendants is less limited, but we do appreciate you signing up in advance.

Click here to view Holt's printable Fall fridge calendar.

Click here to view Holt's printable Winter fridge calendar.


Squirrel Tales
Sunday, Jan. 8, 1:00 - 2:00pm

For ages 5 & up

squirrelThey are feeder-thieves and acrobats and so much more! Come learn about our native gray squirrels, find out how they adapt in winter, and take a hike to see them in action. We will end with a squirrel craft you can take home!

Winter Wildlife
Sunday, Jan. 22, 1:00 - 2:00pm

For ages 6 & up

cartoon frog wearing winter clothesDiscover the different adaptations animals have that helps them survive winter.  And then explore Holt Park to look for animals and their signs! 

Snowy Cabin Paint Night
Friday, January 27, 6:00 - 8:00pm

For ages 18+

cabin in snowCreate a serene winter scene at this guided paint night. All materials provided.

The Groundhog's Shadow
Sunday, Feb. 5, 1:00 - 2:00pm

For ages 5 & up

groundhogLearn the lore and natural history of Groundhog Day. Then explore the park to see if there are any signs that spring is coming. End the program with a cool craft to take home! 

Parents' Night Out Party
Saturday, February 11, 5:00 – 8:00pm

For ages 6 to 12

pizza with vegetablesDrop off the kids for an evening of fun, games, crafts, and pizza at the park, and have a quiet evening to yourself!

Valentine's Crafternoon
Sunday, February 12, 12:00 – 3:00pm

For all ages

children making valentinesCome by the Holt Center any time between noon and 3pm to browse our buffet of craft supplies and create cards and crafts for Valentine's Day.

The Great Backyard Bird Count
Sunday, Feb. 19, 10:00 - 11:00am

For ages 4 & up

meadowlarkBring your binoculars (or borrow a pair of ours) and join a naturalist to learn about winter birds and take part in this annual global citizen science event. Participants will head out into the park to search for and tally our feathered friends. Visit www.birdcount.org for more information. 

February Campfire
Saturday, February 25, 5:00 – 6:30pm

For all ages

campfireBring a snack to roast over the fire and gather around for songs and games. The campfire ring is located near the pond.

The Natural World of Art
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm
$2 per project
For all ages

sketchbookDiscover the connection between art and nature using a variety of materials and techniques. Projects are designed to bring out the inner artist in people of all ages.

January 4: Snowballs (Pre-register)
Use natural materials to make lasting snowballs

January 11: Winter Collage (Pre-register)
Create a winter scene with a variety of materials

January 18: Winter Gnome (Pre-register)
Craft a gnome to watch over your treasures

January 25: Snowman Face Accent Pillow (Pre-register)
Use simple stitches to sew a winter friend

February 1: Silhouette (Pre-register)
Cast a shadow on a collage of color

February 8: Quilled Heart (Pre-register)
Learn the art of quilling and give your quilled heart to someone you love

February 15: Stone Owl (Pre-register)
 Transform a stone into a friendly raptor of the night

February 22: Stick Frame (Pre-register)
Use sticks and other natural materials to frame your favorite winter photo

Creative Clay
Fridays, 6:30 - 8:00pm
$10 per project
For all ages

potteryCreating with clay is both relaxing and rewarding.  Projects are geared to all ages and levels of experience. On the first day listed, we will create our project. On the second date, we will add color. Join us as we roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty! 

January 6 & 20 – Penguin (Pre-register)
Learn how to make a penguin from a ball of clay

February 3 & 17 – Faces (Pre-register)
Get creative making expressive faces in clay

Recurring Programs

Preschool Nature
Wednesdays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Resumes in March
$5 per family
For ages 6 and under
No pre-registration required

bug watching kidJoin us on Wednesday mornings to explore a new nature topic with crafts, games, music, live animals, or other fun activities. Please dress for the weather, we will be outdoors whenever possible!


Open Nature Cabin
Saturdays, 12:00 - 3:00pm
For all ages
No pre-registration required

nature jarVisit Holt's historic Nature Cabin to see our live animals on exhibit, and enjoy a simple nature craft. No pre-registration is required for these drop-in times, but space inside the cabin is limited.


Garden Club
Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00am
For all ages
No pre-registration required

watering canJoin us on the second Saturday of each month for light gardening. Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and bring water with you! Bring your own gloves and tools, or borrow Holt's.


Childcare Disclaimer: These programs are designed to provide a healthy and enjoyable leisure experience for you or your child. However, this is not a licensed child care program and is not designed to provide child care. Therefore, parents are encouraged to discuss attendance expectations with their children. Department staff cannot detain youth wishing to leave at any time.

Accommodations: Should you require special accommodations (American sign language interpreter, large print, etc.) please give us as much notice as possible by calling the Therapeutic Office at 410-887-5370. TTY users call via Maryland Relay 711.

 Volunteer at Holt

Volunteer at Holt

Holt Park needs volunteers year-round for gardening, trail maintenance, and educational programs. Talk to us about opportunities for scout projects, too!

👍 Visit our Volunteer Group on Facebook

  • Send an email to mtillery @ baltimorecountymd.gov to let staff know what program you would like to volunteer at. 
  • Click the link in Step 2 to the online volunteer application.
  • The list is alphabetized, so Holt Park will be in the D - K Communities section.
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