Family Programs

FOOL TOM THE TURKEY

All Ages

November 1-6

Snyder Park

November 8-13

Rebert Pike Nature Park

November 15-21

New Reid Park

FREE

Starting November 1, Tom the Turkey, will be hiding in three National Trail parks. Tom will be in five different locations at each park. At each location Tom the Turkey will ask you a nature question and try to fool you. Submit your answers by tagging National Trail on Facebook or by emailing it to nationaltrail@springfieldohio.gov. Each correct answer counts as entry into our drawing which will take place the week of November 22.

 

SNOWMAN BUILDING CONTEST

All Ages

December 1 - February 28

FREE

Do you want to build a snowman? Email a picture of you and a snowman that you built to NationalTrail@springfieldohio.gov. Submissions will be posted on Facebook after Feb. 28. A winner will be chosen by the photo that receives the most likes by the selected deadline.

 

SANTA COMES TO SNYDER

All Ages

Sunday, December 4

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Snyder Park Clubhouse

FREE

Celebrate the holiday season with Santa at Synder Park. Meet one of Santa’s Reindeer and take a picture by the fire with Santa. Kids will also participate in holiday crafts and fun.

 

TALKIN’ BASEBALL

All Ages

Wednesday, December 7

Wednesday, January 4

Wednesday, February 1

7:00 - 8:30pm

NTPRD Administration Building

FREE

“Talkin Baseball” is the Hot Stove Baseball discussion program, The monthly trivia contest will be held, snacks will be served and attendees are encouraged to bring a baseball book or video for free exchange. This program is presented by the Springfield / Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

HOLIDAY FOR THE ANIMALS

All Ages

Saturday, December 17

11:00am - 12:00pm

Snyder Park Clubhouse

Registration Deadline: December 7

FREE
Enjoy a holiday story and then create natural decorations and edible crafts to decorate trees for birds and wildlife. This is not a drop-off program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to register.

 

LEE’S GAME NIGHT

All Ages

Friday, January 20

Friday, February 17

6:00 - 8:00 pm

NTPRD Administration Building

Registration Deadline: Monday Prior

Registration fee is $3 per person

Enjoy a night of fun with family and friends while playing board games and more. The theme for January is BINGO. This traditional game is fun for everyone and includes prizes. February’s theme is Checkers. Participate in a Checkers tournament at the end of the evening. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Dinner will be provided and sponsored by Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken. Click here to register.

 

NATURE JOURNALING SERIES

All Ages

Saturday, January 28

Snyder Park Clubhouse

Saturday, February 25

Rebert Pike Nature Park

11:00am - 12:00pm

FREE

Practice creative writing, drawing and other artistic devices as you journal in the natural settings of Rebert and Snyder Parks. Bring your own journal or one will be provided for you. This program will switch locations each month. We will be outside so wear appropriate clothing. This is not a drop-off program. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to register. 

 

GROUNDHOG DAY PARTY

All Ages

Thursday, February 2

4:30 - 5:30pm

NTPRD Administration Building

FREE

Learn interesting facts about the groundhog as you celebrate this fun day. Make a craft and take a short walk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to register.

 

COYOTE NIGHT HOWL

All Ages

Thursday, February 9

6:30 - 7:30pm

Snyder Park Clubhouse

FREE

Learn about coyotes as well as participate in a howling survey. The coyote is one of the few wild animals whose vocalizations are commonly heard but less often seen. Dress appropriately for weather. Click here to register.

 

CARDBOARD CLASSIC BOBSLED RACES

All Ages Saturday, March 4

1:00 - 2:00pm

Registration 1:00 - 4:00pm Races

NTPRD Chiller

Registration Fee: $5 / Sled

Bring your pre-constructed bobsled with you and register at the door. The only materials permitted are cardboard, tape, glue, wax, lacquer, and paint. All materials must be dry at registration. No wood, plastic, or metal is permitted (including staples). All sleds must have hockey tape or packing tape lining the bottom to prevent damaging the ice. Once registered, you will race your bobsled on the ice. Have your friends or family push you in the sled, or brave piloting your sled alone by running and jumping into it. Participants should wear athletic shoes and helmets are recommended. Prizes will be awarded for race winners, best design, and most creative. For complete contest rules visit www.ntprd.org. 

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