Winter is holding a tight grasp on Baltimore making the outdoors unbearable. When will it end? Officially spring begins on March 20 at 6:45 p.m. Most of us are looking forward to warmer weather and the Easter season. Baltimore families can check out Robert E. Lee Park in March and April for fun Easter activities.
Flashlight Egg Hunt
On Saturday, March 28 from 7:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m., Robert E. Lee Park is hosting its Flashlight Egg Hunt, a program suitable for children 5 to 12. Children ages 10 to adult can join an “expert level” egg hunt from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-member. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.
Come join a unique Easter egg hunt – under the moonlight. Bring a flashlight to find candy filled eggs along the park trails.
Natural Egg Dying
On Sunday, March 29 from 2 p.m.to 4 p.m., Robert E. Lee Park is hosting Natural Egg Dying, a program suitable for all ages. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.
From ancient times to today people have been decorating Easter eggs. Bring some hard boiled eggs and learn how to decorate eggs using natural materials.
Spring Break Camp
On Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m., to 2:30 p.m., Robert E. Lee Park is hosting Spring Break Camp, a program suitable for ages 6 to 10.
The cost is $115 for members and $125 for non-members (5 days). Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.
Get some time away from the kids by sending them to Spring Break Camp to celebrate spring. Activities include hiking, outdoor games, crafts, and more.
What You Need to Know
The main entrance to Robert E. Lee Park is located at 1000 Lakeside Drive; Baltimore, MD 21210. The park is also accessible via the park boardwalk from the Lake-Falls Light Rail Station. Click here for directions to the park.
After two years of extensive renovations, Robert E Lee Park reopened in 2011. Improvements included better trails, Ranger Station, Paw Point, a boardwalk, and in the summer of 2014 Acorn Hill, a playground for children was opened.
Robert E. Lee Park has an extensive trail system for hiking or cycling covering 450 acres. The park offers family activities as well as adult learning and volunteerism. These interactive and hands-on activities include hiking, storytelling, crafts, canoeing and kayaking, park clean up, and more.
Paw Point is a fenced off-leash park for dogs and their owners. This one acre site for Paw Point members allows a safe place for their dogs to both play and swim. It is open during regular park hours.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Admission to Robert E. Lee Park is free to the public, although some programs require a registration fee.
Become a member by clicking here for the membership form.
A Little History
The original Robert E. Lee Memorial Park was part of the land deeded to several Maryland families by Lord Baltimore. In the 1850’s, Lake Roland was developed as a reservoir for the City of Baltimore, and in 1940’s the land around the lake became part of the park.
At one time, the Northern Central Railroad operated track surrounding the park. This included the mainline and the Green Spring branch to the Owings Mills station continuing to Westminster via the Western Maryland Railway. Today, most of the track was re-laid to create Baltimore’s Light Rail system.
So check out the Robert E. Lee Park in March and April for Easter or spring activities. Further information about the Robert E. Lee Park can be found at the link below.
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Have a great day!
Robert E. Lee Park
1000 Lakeside Drive
Baltimore, MD 21210