Parks & Recreation

Join the fun at Piney Run Nature Center! Holiday music and the aroma of hot cider are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Saturday, December 10th, Adults Craft Day (ages 16 and over) Come for a fun filled day of holiday workshops and demonstrations. The morning session will be 10 am until12 noon; followed by a pot luck luncheon. The...

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Come join a Park Naturalist on a kayak paddle on Piney Run Lake! Two
upcoming kayak tours of Piney Run Lake still have spots available. Whether you would like to paddle under the
Full Moon Light or the Early Morning Sun, There is a tour for you.

Paddle Under the Full Moon Light - Program #11PR46, Saturday, August...

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March for Parks 5K Run/Walk at Piney Run Park – Pre-Registration Extended to April 20th
Saturday, April 23, 2011

Enjoy a beautiful run or walk starting at Piney Run Park! Runners/Walkers will start
and finish at Piney Run Park. Medals will be awarded to the overall top male and female finishers. A 2011

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Piney Run Park will host the 5th Annual Catfish Shootout on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 4 pm until 10 pm. Entry fee for the tournament is $15/angler. Vehicle Entrance fees are waived for tournament registered participants. Private Boat Launch fee of $8/boat applies and is payable at entrance gate upon entrance into park. All...

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Enjoy a beautiful run or walk at Piney Run Park for the March for Parks 5K on Saturday, April 23, 2011. All proceeds benefit park improvements at Piney Run Park and Nature Center. Medals will be awarded to the overall top male and female finishers, and a 2011 Piney Run Park vehicle pass will be awarded to the top male and female finisher in...

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The 2011 season starts on April 1st and ends on October 31st. Park entrance fees are waived for senior citizens ages 62 and over. This does not include the boat launch fee.

2011 Park Open Season Hours are 7:00 am until Sunset (see times posted at gatehouse). Once the park gates are closed at sunset, no entry into park...

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Back by popular demand, the Spring Fever Coffee House program is returning to Piney Run Nature Center on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Please join Piney Run Park along with the Piney Run Recreation and Conservation Council for a fabulous night of live Celtic and Nordic music with Wherligig featuring the Koons family. With each song there’s a story...

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Early Bird Fishing Tournament
Saturday, March 26, 2011

Come join the 29th Annual Early Bird Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 26, 2011. The tournament begins at 5:00 am and ends at 11:00 am. Park gates will open at 4:00 am. Prizes will be awarded for striped bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, catfish and tiger...

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As part of the Carroll County Parks and Recreation Winter Program, Piney Run Park will be holding a number of outdoor, nature, and recreational classes and programs.  These include:

  • Morning Bird Walk
  • Nature Center Story Time
  • Bluebird Basics
  • Groundhogs and Their Friends
  • Signs of Life...
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Local do-it-yourself pottery studio Glazed to Perfection is holding a number of classes in January and February 2011 in conjunction with the Carroll County Park and Recreation  Winter Program.  The classes include pottery, glass fusing, silver clay jewelry making, and children’s crafts.

The upcoming classes...

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