Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center

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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

 

The World of Owls
Join us in learning about the owls that live in Georgia, their adaptations, and their natural history. Then, we'll dissect owl pellets, regurgitated bones that cannot be digested by the owls, to find out what they have been eating. For ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email Kim Byne at kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.

Friday, February12th
7:00pm - 8:00pm

All About Frogs

Join us for this indoor/outdoor program to learn about our local frogs and how we are studying them through a calling survey at Reed Creek. We'll go outdoors to listen to and identify different species of frogs using the calling survey protocol. For ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email Kim Byne at kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.

Friday, February 19th
7:00pm - 8:00pm 

20,000 Leagues Under the Earth!
Join us in becoming young geologists as we study solid earth and how it has shaped and changed over time. We'll also look at minerals and elements that we use in our everyday lives. For ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email Kim Byne at kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.

Saturday, February 27th
10:00am - 11:00am

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. Boots or waterproof shoes are recommended. For ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email Kim Byne at kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-member: $2/child.

Saturday, March 12th
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Mommy and Me Class
We'll make an all-natural glass jar room deodorizer, a brown sugar lip scrub, a felted soap, and scented flubber! For ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email Kim Byne at kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Cost: $10 ($2 for each additional child).

Wednesday, March 16th
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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 Kim Byne at kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Tickets are $5/person; children 4 and under are free.

Saturday, March 19th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 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 at Reed Creek Park. We'll go outdoors to listen to frogs using the calling survey protocol. For ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email Kim Byne at kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.

Saturday, March 26th
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email Kim Byne at kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.

Friday, April 1st
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Busy Beavers
Most people think of these animals as pests, but it's been proven that they are a "keystone" species; playing a role in maintaining biodiversity in wetland habitats. We'll take a closer look at these "busy" creatures as we walk around our wetlands in search of beaver activity. Boots or waterproof shoes are recommended. For ages 5 and 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 15th
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 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 at Reed Creek Park. We'll go outdoors to listen to frogs using the calling survey protocol. Boots or waterproof shoes are recommended. For ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email Kim Byne at kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov. Members: free; non-members: $2/child.

Friday, April 22nd
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Snakes and Frogs and Turtles, Oh My!
An outreach educator with the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory will visit Reed Creek Park to share his knowledge of native wildlife and provide a close-up encounter with some of the animals that live in our area. The critters will be live and in person. This may be your chance to pet a live alligator! This program is great for all ages, so bring the entire family! Free. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-210-4027 or email Kim Byne at kbyne@columbiacountyga.gov.

Saturday, April 30th
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 
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  


 

 



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