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Parks

  1. Hugh Campbell Collection Art Exhibit

    March 1, 2019, 10:00 AM - May 31, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Warden's House Gallery

    MOUNT HOLLY IN THE MID-20TH CENTURY THROUGH THE EYES OF HUGH H. CAMPBELL - Hugh H. Campbell was a man of many talents. He expressly captured his own view of Mount Holly via his paintbrush. He was an artist, published author and philosopher who lived an extremely minimalistic life. Learn more about him and see select works from the Hugh H. Campbell Collection.

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  2. Emerging Artist Dual Exhibit: Josh Toritto and Don Stephens

    March 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - May 5, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Warden's House Gallery

    Rotating exhibits featuring works by different artists will be presented at the Wardens House in historic downtown Mount Holly. Each artist will be featured for a six week exhibit in order to highlight their outstanding work. Joshua is an artist who has received his education through the Perkins Center of the Arts.  Don Stephens is what you might call a Figurative Expressive Artist. Earning his education through Tyler School of Arts, he is also in communicator in the US Marine Corps Reserve.

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  3. Teen Arts State Touring Exhibit

    March 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - May 5, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Worker's House and Gallery

    The 2018 State Teen Arts Touring Visual Art Exhibit features the state selected paintings, drawing and photographs created by the most talented arts students across the state.

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  4. L.L. Bean Earth Day Clean-Up at Rancocas Nature Center

    April 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    The Rancocas Nature Center has been providing the community with beautiful trails, informative lessons, and hands-on experiences.  Help LL Bean staff give back with some maintenance tasks such as litter collection or gardening. Register at www.llbean.com/marlton or by phone at 856-810-5560. 

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  5. Signs of Spring

    April 24, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Long Bridge Park

    Get outside during spring break! Enjoy the early springtime while looking for signs of plant and animal life on this family-friendly hike at Long Bridge Park. This is a repeat of the April 9 program at Rancocas State Park.

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  6. Wednesday Preschool Story/Music Time

    April 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Earth Day and Arbor Day Stories – Two spring days that teach us about what we can do to help the Earth. This approximately hour-long Wednesday program will celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day! Children will enjoy hearing 3 short stories read aloud, separated by 3 songs that are played along to with rhythm instruments. End the session with a themed craft. This program is geared toward children ages 2-5, but older and younger children are welcome. Register online. There is no charge for this program, but participants must be Rancocas Nature Center members

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  7. Little Sprouts

    April 24, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Exploring Seeds, The Three Sisters - This gardening program for preschoolers accompanied by an adult, focuses on gardens and plants, worms, mud, seeds, and work in the garden throughout the spring. Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of gardening. Please dress accordingly. Register online. There is no charge for this program, but participants must be Rancocas Nature Center members. Series continues every Wednesday through May (no class on May 8).

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  8. Young Birders Club

    April 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area

    Do you know a student who is interested in nature and birds?  This club is a series offered by Naturalists from Burlington County Parks and the Rancocas Nature Center for students in grades 5 and up.  On this trip coinciding with spring break, we will search for early migratory birds visiting the varied habitats at Boundary Creek. An adult must be present with students ages 12 and under for the duration of the program. Online registration is required.

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  9. Hump Day After Work Hike

    April 24, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Like to hike, but don’t like doing it alone? Come out for a brisk hike in nature at the perfect time to enjoy spring’s awakening. We will enjoy the views week to week as the natural world comes alive again. Register online. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged. Hikes continue each Wednesday through May.

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  10. Frog Call Surveys

    April 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Willingboro Lakes Park

    Do you want to be part of a citizen science project to help Burlington County Parks gain important and useful data? Join Park Naturalist Kate Szostak as she conducts frog and toad call surveys to collect new data for the Parks. Attending the “Amazing Amphibians” program at the Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences on March 13 is recommended to learn frog and toad calls, but not required. Registration online is required. Limit 10 people. Future surveys will be held on May 24 & 31.

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  11. Speaking of Nature Series - "Plight of the Bobwhite Quail"

    April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Northern Bobwhite Quail occur throughout all or part of 38 U.S. states, but due to large scale changes in land use, their populations have been declining since the early 1900s. Currently, major efforts are underway to restore and maintain bobwhite habitat and populations. This program, including live Bobwhite Quail, will focus on the plight of the species, what is needed to help them succeed in re-establishing their population, and the mission of the Bobwhite Quail Project to provide and sustain suitable habitat for quail and other upland bird species. Presented by the Bobwhite Quail Project. Register online.

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  12. Birds and Birding Basics

    April 26, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Would you like to learn some simple skills for identifying birds? Interested in a new family hobby? Birding is a great way to connect with nature in your own backyard. This program is for beginning birders of all ages. Engaging activities will introduce participants to bird topography, bird classification, bird ID skills, and bird behavior. It’s a great way to start on a lifetime of observing our colorful feathered friends. The afternoon includes a walk to look and listen for resident and migrant birds on the Rancocas Nature Center trails. Register online.

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  13. Spring Break Fun - Birds and Birding Basics

    April 26, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Would you like to learn some simple skills for identifying birds? Interested in a new family hobby? Birding is a great way to connect with nature in your own backyard. This program is for beginning birders of all ages. Engaging activities will introduce participants to bird topography, bird classification, bird ID skills, and bird behavior. It’s a great way to start on a lifetime of observing our colorful feathered friends. The afternoon includes a walk to look and listen for resident and migrant birds on the Rancocas Nature Center trails. Register online.

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  14. Long Bridge Park Birding Field Trip

    April 27, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Long Bridge Park

    Long Bridge Park is just around the corner from the Rancocas Nature Center and includes a variety of habitats along the Rancocas Creek that attract spring migrants during this active season. Leader: Lloyd Shaw. Register online. Meet in the parking lot at the Park. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.

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  15. Spring Clean Up!

    April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Willingboro Lakes Park

    Volunteers are needed.to help keep our environment clean and green! Participate in cleaning up litter that has made its way into this park. Individuals, groups, and organizations are welcome.  Bags, gloves, and grabbers will be provided along with light refreshments and a water jug to refill your reusable water bottle. If you need community service hours, please register by 4 PM on Friday, April 26th. To register, email cleancomm@co.burlington.nj.us or call (609) 499-1001, Ext. 266. 

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  16. Tractor Pull

    April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Burlington County Fairgrounds

    Central Jersey Tractor Pullers Association holds tractor pulls throughout the year open to spectators! Garden Tractor Pull open to youth and adults start the day with large tractor pulls beginning immediately afterwards. Registration is 60 minutes before the pull each day. Visit www.cjtpa.org for more information.

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  17. Springtime Amble at Amico

    April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Amico Island Park

    Celebrate Earth Week by discovering the diversity of life in spring! Join Park Naturalists Jen and Kate for their 10am walk as they highlight the fascinating behaviors of great blue herons and other nesting birds, or wait until their 1pm walk to get a broader sense of springtime plants and animals at Amico Island Park.

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  18. Overnight Camping with the Rangers

    April 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - April 28, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Crystal Lake Park

    Join our Park Rangers for an overnight camping experience in the park. Go for a sunset hike with the sights and sounds of the seasonal night life in our park followed by a campfire under the moonlight. Bring your own tent, camping gear, and food (cooking on fire is allowed). Registration required. Meet at Crystal Lake Park Axe Factory Rd. entrance. Severe weather will postpone event, registrants will be notified.

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  19. Arbor Day Habitat Improvement

    April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    To celebrate Arbor Day 2019, Rancocas Nature Center staff and naturalists will be planting pine tree seedlings in the Pine Plantation on the Blue Trail. Volunteer an hour or two, as your help is needed. Time has taken its toll on the aging tree grove, so young trees will be planted in between the tall evergreens to ensure the continuation of the conifer forest for the next generation. Tools and necessary equipment are provided and refreshments will be available. Register online.

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Smithville Annex Gallery

  1. Exhibit: Burlington County 2019 Teen Arts Exhibit

    April 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 2, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery

    Visit Historic Smithville Park to see works by the talented teens of Burlington County. Schools throughout the region will be represented. This will be a great opportunity for students, families and the community to see the artwork in a gallery setting. Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 10-4; Sunday 12-4. Reception will be held April 27 at 1 PM.

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Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

  1. Tuesday Talk

    April 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

    A series of nature programs led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This program will repeat on Friday April 26. This week we will hike the red trail at Smith’s Woods, looking for birds, frogs, wildflowers, and other signs of Spring. Register online.

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  2. Friday Forum

    April 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

    A series of nature programs led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This is a repeat of the Tuesday April 23 program. This week we will hike the red trail at Smith’s Woods, looking for birds, frogs, wildflowers, and other signs of spring. Register online.

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