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 unless otherwise noted. You must pre-register for all programs. 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.
Homeschool Discovery Series
These programs are designed with homeschoolers in mind to help supplement their curriculum. Call to register, space is limited.
April 5: Invertebrate animals; Explore what lives under and above the lake. Use microscopes, magnifying glasses, and nets to catch and observe these animals.
May 10: Spring Journaling; Search the forest for signs of spring such as new buds, wildflowers, frog and toad eggs; then record them in your journal.
All ages; Thurs.; 10:30 am-noon; Free
Spring Sunset Canoe
Enjoy the first days of spring by going for a paddle to explore the lake at Mazarick Park. All equipment and instruction will be provided. Call 910-433-1579 to register, space is limited. Children 8-15 years must be accompanied by a participating adult.
8+; Thurs., March 29; 6-7:30 pm; $10/person
As the weather warms snakes start slithering from their winter homes. Discover identifiable characteristics and traits that snakes have and even interact with a live snake.
All ages; Fri., April 6; 10-11 am; Free
The Tiny World of Aquatic Insects
Explore what lives under and above the lake using nets, magnifying glasses and microscopes to look for different types of insects and other invertebrates.
All ages; Tues., April 17; 4-5 pm; Free
Aliens Among Us! Invasive Species
Alien life forms have arrived in N.C. They are crawling through the woods and growing in your garden. Some of them may even live in your home. In nature, an alien is any living thing found in an area where it does not naturally live. Plants, animals, fungi, and germs have been transported all over the world and can now be found living far, far away from their original homes. Learn how to identify some of these invasive species and about the damage they can cause to our environment.
All ages; Fri., May 4; 4-5:30 pm; Free
Teddy Bear Picnic
Bring your favorite stuffed animal, blanket, and lunch to enjoy as you listen to a story about bears. Lunch will be followed by a craft. Call to register, space is limited.
8-under yrs; Thurs., June 21; 11 am-12:30 pm; Free
Help create a letterbox that will be hidden at Mazarick Park and then search around the park with a ranger for different stamps to put into your journal. Call to register, space is limited.
All ages; Tues., July 10; 2-3 pm; Free
Weird Skies: Strange Atmospheric Phenomena
Most 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.
All ages; Tues., Aug. 7; 3-4 pm; Free
Participants 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 balloons to see which shelter provides the best protection. Call to register, space is limited.
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.
8+; Sat., Aug. 25; 10 am-noon; $5/person
Tiny Trailblazers (Mazarick Park)
Dinosaurs are the main theme of this camp. Campers will discover dinosaurs through activities like story time, games, crafts, and fossil digs. Registration begins April 2 for residents. This camp is partially funded by the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Summertime Kids Grant.
5-8 yrs; Tues., Aug. 14-Thurs., Aug. 16; 9 am-noon; Resident: $30, Non-Resident: $60