Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center


Reed Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center          

Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center 
3820 Park Lane
Martinez, GA  30907


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

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.

Interpretive Center Building hours may vary but will generally be open Tuesday - Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.  Stop by and meet our animals, read a book, play a game and enjoy the facility!

Support us by becoming a member! Most of our public programs and classes are free to members.  Members also receive discounts on birthday parties and facility rental. Call 706-210-4027 or email Patricia Hobbs for more information.

Fall 2016 Programs & Events

Reed Creek - Family Movie Night Flyer

(Pre-registration is not required for Movie Nights)


***General Information for All Other Classes and Programs***

Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or

All children must be accompanied by an adult when attending classes.

Mom & Me: Story Time at Reed Creek (for ages 2-4) Bring your curious toddler to the park for an outside story-time at the park! For ages 2-4.
Members: Free; Non-members: $2/child

           Monday, October 3rd, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
           Monday, November 14th, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
           Monday, December 5th, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? By Steve Jenkins

Halloween Festival October 28th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy our Halloween Festival! Wear your costume for our costume contest, take a haunting (not too scary) walk on the boardwalk, play games, win prizes and dance the night away!
Members and Non-members: $2/child

Catch the Sun
An Autumn Leaf Suncatcher adds some "warmth" as winter nears.  Join us as we collect leaves and make suncatchers for your windows at home. For ages 3 and up.
Members: Free; Non-members: $2/child

             Friday, November 18th, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Migration, Hibernation, and Winter Adaptations
Ever wonder how animals can survive when the temperature outside begins to drop? Come and learn about all the fascinating ways living creatures have adapted to survive the winter. 
For ages 5 and up.
Members: Free; Non-members: $2/child

             Saturday, November 19th, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Forest Foray
Explore off-trail to different areas beyond the swamp to find signs of animals, clues of habitat change, and big trees.  Bring shoes or boots that can get wet or muddy.
For ages 5 and up.
Members: Free; Non-members: $2/child per class

              Saturday, December 3rd, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Holiday Crafting Party
Adults and children are invited to come to the park for our holiday crafting party!  We will provide the materials and instructions to make several different holiday crafts, décor and gifts just in time for the Holidays! Coffee and Cookies will
also be provided!                                                           

For all ages .

Members: Free; Non-members: $2/person (adults included)

            Saturday, December 17th, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Watch for Adult Programs Coming Soon!

Birthday Parties at Reed Creek Park: With indoor and outdoor games and activities, children will have a chance to explore the natural world. Parties are for age 5 and up and are 1 ½ hours long. One hour of nature activities rain or shine and 30 minutes in our birthday room for cake and opening gifts. Cost is $200 for up to 10 children ($7 for each additional child with a maximum of 15). Cost includes cake, juice, party invitations, table ware, balloons and good bags.

Outreach Programs: Reed Creek Park staff offer natural history presentations to adults.  Additionally, we offer pre-k through 12th grade outreach programs that bring nature to your classroom, homeschool group, or library.  Through hands-on exploration, students learn about different aspects of the natural world.  This programming is free of charge.

Field Trips: Through different activities such as dip netting in our pond, collecting plant samples, catching and releasing insects, and more, students have a chance to explore Reed Creek Park.  Programming is designed to help meet the Georgia Performance Standards for science.  Typically a field trip is from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. during the week and groups may stay for lunch on our deck overlooking the park.

Critter Page Updated! Check out our Monarch Caterpillars!


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