Holt Park and Center for the Arts Banner

34 Elmont Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Phone: 410-887-5520
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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. Honeygo Run Regional Park and several other county parks do have pavilions and picnic areas 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.

Click here to view Holt's printable fridge calendar.


ArtsFest Art Build
Thursday, June 30, 1:00 - 3:00pm
All Ages
 No Pre-registration Required

Overlea ArtsFest LogoOverlea ArtsFest is coming to Holt Park in August! Help us create art projects to be hung around the park during that special festival weekend.

Red, White, and Blue Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, July 3, 1:00 - 2:00pm

For ages 3 & up


eagle carrying flagNature is full of vibrant hues.  This scavenger hunt will take guests through the park as they look for our national colors.

Summer Crafternoon
Sunday, July 10, 3:00 - 5:00pm
For all ages


ball of yarnBrowse Holt's buffet of crafting materials, from beading to scrapbooking. Bring a project to work on, or start something new!

July Campfire
Saturday, July 16, 7:30 - 9:00pm
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.

Egg Box Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, August 7, 1:00 - 2:30pm
For ages 7 & up

egg carton with eggsTake an egg carton and turn it into a naturalist curio cabinet!  Use ribbons, stickers, and other craft items to decorate your egg carton and then explore Holt for items to fill it.

August Campfire
Saturday, August 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.

Misty Mountains Paint Night
Friday, August 26, 6:00 - 8:00pm
For adults

mountain landscapePaint the ancient Appalachian Mountains of Western Maryland at this relaxing guided painting class. All materials provided.

Holt History Tour
Saturday, August 27, 4:00 - 5:30pm
For ages 5 & up

log cabin with treeThe Natural History Society of Maryland will give a presentation about the history of the park and how it came to be. Afterward, join us for a walking tour of Holt’s grounds to visit the inside of two historic log cabins and hear facts about their construction.

Sunday, August 28, 12:00 - 2:00pm
For ages 5 & up

grasshopperLearn about bug biology by meeting real (friendly) invertebrates, then be inspired to create your own imaginative critter!

The Natural World of Art
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm
$2 per project
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.

June 29: Summer Fairy  (Pre-register)
Add a summer fairy to your collection.

July 13: Macramé Dragonfly (Pre-register)
This one is KNOT too hard!

July 27: Can Lantern (Pre-register)
Brighten your summer nights a little longer.  Please bring a small towel.

August 10: Beach Frame (Pre-register)
Bring your own small shells or use some of ours.

Creative Clay
Fridays, 6:30 - 8:00pm
$10 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!

July 22 & August 5: Flower Sculpture (Pre-register)
Let summer blooms inspire your creation

Recurring Programs

Preschool Nature
Wednesdays starting in March, 11:00am - 12:00pm
$5 per family
For ages 6 and under
No pre-registration required

bug watching kidJoin us each Wednesday, starting on March 2nd, 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!

👍 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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