1400 Belvedere Avenue, (910) 433-1575
Park Hours: Mazarick One 8 am-10 pm | Mazarick Two 8 am-Dusk
Mazarick Park is a multi-purpose park featuring a Disc Golf Course, picnic shelters, a playground and trails. A tennis court and a baseball field are available for a quick game. Picnic areas are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis unless they are reserved. The Glenville Lake Pier is open for fishing; you must abide by state fishing license requirements. For more information on shelter rentals, call 433-1547.
EDUCATOR AND GROUP SERVICES
Educational Group Field Trips and Outreach ProgramsContact Clark Park Nature Center or Lake Rim Park
Scout Outdoor Activities Badge ProgramsContact Clark Park Nature Center or Lake Rim Park
PROGRAMS AND AMENITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
All programs will meet at the Mazarick Building on side 2 unless otherwise noted. You must pre-register for all programs by calling Clark Park at 910-433-1579. Register early; space is limited in most classes. If enrollment is low the class will be cancelled. Please contact the park office if you would like to receive a copy of our monthly newsletter with updated program information or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fcprnature.
Weird Skies: Strange Atmospheric PhenomenaMost people have seen a rainbow at some point in their life, but how about a moonbow? There are many strange and rarely observed phenomena that occur in the Earth’s atmosphere. Moondogs, sundogs, steam devils, holies, subsuns, arcs, halos, sprites, jets and other unusual, but perfectly natural occurrences will be shown and discussed. Call to register. Meet at the Mazarick building.
All ages; Tues., Aug. 7; 3-4 pm; Free
Shelter BuildingParticipants will break into teams and venture into the woods to build a shelter out of natural materials. Afterwards the teams will battle it out with water guns to see which shelter provides the best protection. Call to register, space is limited. Meet at the Mazarick building.
Ages 8+; Wed., Aug. 15; 2-3:30 pm; Free
Learn the history of this hunting tool and the advantages it had over spears. After instruction on proper usage, participants will attempt to throw darts using the atlatl and enjoy competitions and games that will test everyone’s skills. Call 910-433-1579 to register, space is limited.
Ages 8+; Sat., Aug. 25; 10 am-noon; $5/person
Homeschool Discovery Series
These programs are designed with homeschoolers in mind to help supplement their curriculum. Call to register, space is limited.
Sept. 13: Shelter Building; Oct. 11: Reptiles; Nov. 8: Fall Leaf ID; Dec. 13: All About Weather; Jan. 3: Winter Bird ID; Feb. 7: All About Seeds
All ages; Thurs.; 10-11:30 am; Free
A discussion about creatures of the night such as coyotes, frogs, crickets, and owls will be followed by an interactive hike to explore the woods and to look for constellations in the night sky. Call to register.
6+; Tues., Nov. 13; 5-6:30 pm; Free
Native American Culture
Pottery and stone tools are just a few of the clues left behind by North Carolina’s earliest inhabitants. Learn about the fascinating lives of Native Americans in our state before European contact. Explore how they made tools, prepared food, made clothes, and other aspects of their lives. Call to register.
All ages; Thurs., Nov. 29; 3:30-4:30 pm; Free
Winter Nature Series
A variety of nature topics will be discussed by a park ranger throughout the winter months. Call to register. More suitable for ages 5 and older but younger siblings are welcome.
Dec. 27: Rocks and Minerals; Jan. 31: NC’s Endangered Species; Feb. 14: Parasites; Feb. 28: Fossils
5+; Thurs.; 3:30-4:30 pm; Free
Finally, you can stop wondering if a snake is venomous or not. Discover identifiable characteristics and traits that snakes have and even interact with a live snake. Call to register.
All ages; Fri., Jan. 4; 2-3 pm; Free