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Columbia County's only Nature Park with Activities for the Whole Family        

    Reed Creek Butterweek and Boardwalk    

3820 Park Lane
Martinez, Ga  30907
      706-210-4027      
www.reedcreekpark.com

"Your Local Nature Center"

Located just behind the Zaxby's, across from the West Lake subdivision and next to the Forest Creek subdivision, off of Fury's Ferry Road in Martinez.  

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Our mission, as part of the Columbia County Recreation Department, is to offer quality customer service to the citizens of Columbia County by striving to enrich their lives by providing opportunities through programs and activities during their leisure time.
 
Trails are open sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. A map is posted on the front door of the education building.
 
 
Birthday Parties for Children ages 5 and Up: Does your child enjoy nature and the outdoors? Then sign up for a birthday party at Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center. With indoor and outdoor games and activities, children will have a chance to explore the natural world. Please e-mail EHobbs@columbiacountyga.gov or call 706-210-4027
 
Interested in Membership? We have a $50 annual family membership to help support our park. Please e-mail EHobbs@columbiacountyga.gov to receive a membership form.
 
Upcoming Programs at Reed Creek Nature Park
 
Nocturnal Nightcrawlers
We'll learn about animals that are active at night and discuss how they are able to be so crafty while everyone else is sound asleep! For ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email ehobbs@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.
 
Friday, February 13
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Simply Science: Squishy Sensations
Join us in learning the steps of the scientific method as we create slimy, squishy, bouncy, springy balls out of different materials. For ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email ehobbs@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.
 
Saturday, February 21
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 
All About Frogs
Join us for this indoor and outdoor program to learn about our local frogs and how we are studying them through a calling survey at Reed Creek Park. We'll go outdoors to listen to frogs using the calling survey protocol. For ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email ehobbs@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.
 
Friday, February 27
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Pond Exploration
With dip nets in hand, children will explore and learn about what animals live in our pond. Be prepared to get a little wet and muddy. For ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov.  Members: free; non-members: $2/child.
 
Friday, March 20
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
All About Frogs
Join us for this indoor and outdoor program to learn about our local frogs and how we're studying them through a calling survey. We'll go outdoors to listen for frogs using
a calling survey protocol. For ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.
 
Friday, March 27
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 
Family Chocolate Festival
Enjoy a luminary lit walk around our boardwalk as you sample delicious chocolate treats and experience our wetland at night. This event is for the entire family. To reserve tickets, please call 706-210-4027 or email kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Tickets are $5/person; children 4 & under are free.
 
Saturday, March 28
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Pond Exploration
With dip nets in hand, children will explore and learn about what animals live in our pond. Be prepared to get a little wet and muddy. For ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.
 
Friday, April 3
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
Wilderness Survival
This is a fun program for those who are interested in backcountry camping or anyone wanting tips in emergency survival skills. We'll go over the "do's and don'ts" for dressing for the wilderness and what to bring when you go camping, ways to signal for help, as well as tips for making fires and shelters. For ages 8 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.
 
Saturday, April 25
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Insect Investigations
Join us in learning about our six-legged friends as we catch and release insects with bug nets in different areas of the park. For ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.
 
Wednesday, April 29
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
Nature Clubs
 
These clubs encourage children to explore and appreciate our natural world with indoor and outdoor activities. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email ehobbs@columbiacountyga.gov. $25/child.
 
Session 1:
 
 
6 - 8 year olds:              Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
                                       January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17, and March 3
 
9 - 11 year olds:            Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
                                        January 8 & 22, February 5 & 19, and March 5
 
 
Session 2:                   
 
 
6 - 8 year olds:             Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
                                      January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17, and March 3
 
9 - 11 year olds:           Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
                                       January 8 & 22, February 5 & 19, and March 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Adopt-a-Stream Training for Adults
 
Join local volunteer Mike Reardon to learn how you can collect important data each month on the health of a local stream for the state of Georgia.  You may register for this adult program by calling 706-210-4027.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Reed Creek Girl Catching Insects  Reed Creek Leah and Frog  


 

 



Last updated date: 2/17/2015 3:27:50 PM

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