Holt Park and Center for the Arts Banner

34 Elmont Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Phone: 410-887-5520
Find us on Facebook & Instagram!

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.

πŸ‚ Click here to view Holt's printable Fall fridge calendar.
β›„ Click here to view Holt's printable Winter fridge calendar.
🌷 Click here to view Holt's printable Spring fridge calendar.


March Campfire
Saturday, March 18, 5:30 – 7:00pm

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.

Youth ArtsFest Weekend
March 24, 25, & 26

Free for all ages!
 ArtsFest Website

ArtsFest LogoThe Youth Art Show, sister event to Overlea ArtsFest, is dedicated to showcasing the artwork of young kids and teens in the greater Baltimore community who are between the ages of 6 and 15 years. Visit the Youth Art Show page on the ArtsFest website to find out how young artists can sign up to display their work and join us for a weekend of creative fun!

Annual Egg Roll & Egg-Stravaganza
Sunday, April 2, 1:00 - 3:00pm

For all ages

painted eggsHolt's 15th annual egg event. Join us for spring crafts, natural egg dyeing, live animals, and of course the famous EGG ROLL! (The game, not the food!) Free for all ages, donations always welcome.

April Campfire
Saturday, April 15, 6:30 – 8:00pm

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. 

Nature's Love Songs Evening Hike
Friday, April 21, 6:30 - 7:30pm

For ages 6+

silly toadToads are trilling and birds are chirping their hearts out. All so they can find their true love. Take an evening stroll to hear the melodic love songs that fill the spring air at the park. End the night with a campfire.

Earth Day Cleanup
Sunday, April 23, 10:00 - 11:00am

For all ages

a tree with arms for a trunkCelebrate this Earth Day weekend by helping to beautify Holt Park.  Learn how to identify and remove harmful invasive plants to make our parks a better place!

Songs of Spring
Sunday, May 7, 10:00 - 11:00am

For ages 5+

round singing birdDiscover the different types of birds that pay Holt a visit. Go on a hike to see our feathered friends and hear their spring songs.

Mushroom Garden Paint Night
Friday, May 12, 5:00 - 7:00pm

For ages 12+

mushroomsPaint a charming garden paradise at this guided paint night! All materials provided.

May Campfire
Saturday, May 20, 7:00 – 8:30pm

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. 

Wildflowers and Pollinators
Saturday, May 27, 1:00 - 2:00pm

For ages 4+

bee on flowerLearn how different plants are pollinated and then venture out to our gardens to see what pollinators we can find.

The Natural World of Art
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm
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.

March 22: It's Spring, What a Relief! (Pre-register)
Create a dimensional spring scene.

April 5: Stitched Easter Egg (Pre-register)
Use easy stitches to craft an egg-cellent ornament!

April 12: Embossed Metal Butterfly (Pre-register)
Design your own butterfly – please bring an empty, clean aluminum beverage can.

April 19: UpCycled Flowers (Pre-register)
Watch the magic happen as we create flowers out of plastic containers.

April 26: Owls for Audubon (Pre-register)
Celebrate Audubon's birthday by making an owl –please bring a clean, dry aluminum can and an unwanted CD.

May 3: Yarn-Painted Flowers (Pre-register)
Colorful curves and coils of yarn become beautiful flowers.

May 10: Beaded Flower (Pre-register)
Use basic beading techniques to create a flower (a great gift for a special Mom!)

May 17: Rainbow Sun Catcher (Pre-register)
This project uses pieces of glass that may have sharp edges.  Please bring lightweight gloves to protect your hands.

May 24: Floral Crown (Pre-register)
It's National Tiara Day!  Use flowers to make a crown.

Creative Clay
Fridays, 6:30 - 8:00pm
$12 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! 

April 14 & 28: Cupcake (Pre-register)
A lidded container disguised as a cupcake.

May 5 & 19: Name Plaque (Pre-register)
Write your name 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!

πŸ‘ 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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