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Up Coming Events at Landmark park

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 27 2017 6:16 PM

Sneak peak of upcoming events at Landmark Park. High resolution images available on request.

For more information, contact Public Relations Director Laura V. Stakelum 334-794-3452 •


THROUGH MAY 1 • MEMBERSHIP DRIVE  Anyone who joins Landmark Park as a new member at the family level or above will receive two free ice cream sundaes from the Martin Drugstore in honor of Landmark Park’s 40th Anniversary.


APRIL 8 • TREE ID WORKSHOP  Join veteran forester and park volunteer Ed Lewis on for an informative program and tour of the park to learn the fascinating history and uses of common trees. This fun and fact-filled program begins at 9:30 a.m. and pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, register at


APRIL 8 • GOPHER TORTOISE DAY  10 a.m.-1 p.m. You will get to meet our very own resident Gopher Tortoise, participate in tortoise crafts and activities, learn ways to help conserve their habitat, and even what to do if you see a Gopher Tortoise crossing the road. With this newly launched effort, we hope to highlight the importance of this keystone species.


APRIL 15 • SACRED HARP SING  10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.The sweet and powerful sounds of Sacred Harp music will fill the air when the park will host a Sacred Harp sing in the church. The singers will gather under the spreading branches of a nearby live oak tree to enjoy a traditional dinner on the grounds from noon - 1 p.m. Prior to the sing, there will be a short introduction for visitors unfamiliar with the tradition (also known as Shape Note or Fasola) beginning at 9:30 a.m. Singers attending this event may simply show your songbook for free admission to the park. For more information, please contact the park office, 334-794-3452.


APRIL 16 • EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE  Dothan Ministerial Union will host the 31st annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. at the gazebo. This is an interdenominational service and is open to everyone. Rev. Tom Anderson will lead the service with Brother Walter Wilson leading the music. Benches are available but please bring lawn chairs to ensure adequate seating. In the event of rain the service will be held in the Headland Presbyterian Church located adjacent to the gazebo. Admission to the service is free. The park will close immediately after the service and re-open at noon for our regular Sunday hours.


APRIL 28 • HOUSTON COUNTY GIVES DAY  Kick off Spirit of Service Day at Eagle Eye Outfitters from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to support several local nonprofits including Landmark Park. Donations can be made at Eagle Eye Outfitters or online at


APRIL 29 • SPIRIT OF SERVICE DAY  Coordinated by the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, “Spirit of Service Day” is an annual day for individuals, businesses, youth groups and others to volunteer their time and talents to help make Houston County a better place to live, work and play! Landmark Park will be one of the work sites and if you are interested, please contact the park office. We will have lots of projects you can help with, including working on the nature trail, clearing brush, planting flowers, and more! Work will get underway at 8 a.m. and end at noon with a hamburger and hotdog cookout. For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact the park office at 334-794-3452.


MAY 2 • THE LIFE AND WORK OF A HONEYBEE  With the help of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, we are offering your students a fascinating look into the world of the honeybee. Through different learning stations, we will explore honeybee communication and life cycle, honey production and harvesting, and pollination and the hive environment. This program will provide the opportunity to watch a beekeeper work in a real hive of bees and taste the freshly extracted honey. Cost: $8/student. Program Length: 3 hours (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) Recommended age group: 3rd-8th grade. PREREGISTERED SCHOOL GROUPS ONLY. Visit to complete a program request. Homeschools welcome.


MAY 6 • TOUCH A TRUCK  10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids of all ages will have a chance to see approximately 50 big trucks up close and learn about their uses at the annual Touch A Truck event at Landmark Park. Along with the vehicles on display from local companies, representatives will be on site to teach kids about safety. Refreshments will be available. Admission to Touch A Truck is $7 for adults, $5 for kids and free for children 2 and under and for park members. Touch A Truck is sponsored by WDHN and The Joy 94.3 FM.


MAY 12-13 • NIGHT AT THE PARK  Landmark Park invites you and your family to experience the Park in a unique way with our 6th annual Night at the Park event. This camping adventure for families features a night walk through the Park, s’mores, and of course camping in tents. Your adventure begins at 4:30 p.m. on May 12 and concludes at 8 a.m. on May 13. The fee for the campout is $15 per person for members and $20 per person for nonmembers. A hamburger and hotdog dinner, s’mores and breakfast are included. Families are responsible for drinks, tents, and sleeping bags. Space for the campout is limited and is taken on a first come, first serve basis. Registration with payment is required to secure your spot and can be made by visiting


MAY 14 • MOTHERS DAY ADMISSION SPECIAL  Mothers who are accompanied by a child on May 14 will receive free admission to Landmark Park in honor of Mother’s Day.


MAY 20 •TEACHER OPEN HOUSE  We will present a short program about the upcoming events and programs to be aware of and then the Education Department Staff will be on hand to answer any questions until 12:00pm. Samples of items available from our Teacher Resource Library will be available as will detailed information about educational programs. Teachers who attend the open house will receive a ticket for a free planetarium show at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. that weekend. Teachers will also be registered into our door prize drawing, including a free field trip to Landmark Park! Refreshments and classroom materials will be available, while supplies last. Show your teacher ID to receive free admission.


JUNE-JULY • SUMMER CAMPS  Weeklong day camps for kids. Visit to register and for details of each camp.


TUESDAYS IN JUNE •ANIMAL TALES  10 a.m. Storytelling program for preschool age kids. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Registration required. Call 334-794-3452 to regsiter. Free with paid gate admission.


JUNE 15, 29, JULY 13 • MUSIC BY MOONLIGHT  7:30 p.m. Free concert series under the stars. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs. No pets or alcohol, please. Sponsored by WOOF Radio and the Hogg and Gartlin Law Firm.


JUNE 18 • FATHERS’ DAY ADMISSION SPECIAL  Free admission for fathers when accompanied by their children age 18 and below.


TUESDAYS-FRIDAYS • FARM ANIMAL FEEDING  4:15. Free with paid gate admission. Meet the farm animals.


FIRST SATURDAYS • WIREGRASS WOODTURNERS  9:30 a.m. Open to the public. Free with paid gate admission. Ag Building.


FIRST SATURDAYS • LANDMARK DULCIMER CLUB  1 p.m. Must have a dulcimer. Classroom. Free with paid gate admission.


SECOND SATURDAYS • BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION  10 a.m. (with a break for lunch) Demonstration by Danny Tye. No program in June.


SECOND SUNDAYS • REPTILE FEEDING  4 p.m. Classroom. Free with paid gate admission.

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