By 1812Blockhouse

As the summer begins to recede and a school year — and fall — prepare to take its place, Lowe-Volk Park in nearby Leesville slows down just a bit.

Still, between now and the end of the month there are still enjoyable and educational experiences to be had, including the following:

Water Carnival – Sat, August 12, 11 am – 2 pm

Prepare for a day of wet and wild fun at the Water Carnival! This lively event is not only a way to appreciate the importance of water in an ecosystem but also an opportunity to revel in a myriad of water-based activities. Whether it’s the fire trucks, the inflatable ball floating on the water, the slip and slide, or the water balloons, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your swimsuit, invite your family, and come ready to make a splash!

Book Club – Wednesday, August 16, 5:30 pm

Literary enthusiasts, gather around! The park’s Book Club offers a calm and engaging evening amongst fellow book lovers. The setting of Lowe-Volk Park provides a perfect backdrop for a stimulating discussion of the latest read. Whether you’re an avid reader or a casual fan, all are welcome to join in on the conversation.

Face to Face: Dragonflies – Saturday, August 19, 2 pm

Prepare to be amazed by the incredible world of dragonflies. Known as our fastest insects, dragonflies can reach speeds of nearly 35 miles per hour! During this hands-on experience, you’ll have the chance to touch and hold dragonflies and their nymphs while discovering all about their life cycle. But that’s not all! Arm yourself with insect nets and join the dragonfly hunt around the pond and wetland area. This event is sure to fascinate both the curious and the nature-lover alike.

Viewing the Night Sky – Saturday, August 26, 8:45 pm

Finally, the month concludes with a celestial spectacle. As the sun sets and the skies darken, Lowe-Volk Park becomes a window to the stars. Join astronomers and stargazers for an unforgettable night of viewing the cosmos. Telescopes will provide an up-close view of distant planets, twinkling stars, and other celestial wonders. It’s a beautiful and serene way to wrap up a month of fun and learning at the park.

For more information on any of these events, contact the Lowe-Volk Park and Nature Center at: 419.683.9000. Lowe-Volk Park is just four miles north of Galion along SR598/Portland Way North.

Image by guentherlig from Pixabay