Public Programs

The Park District holds a variety of nature programs and special events that are open to the public throughout the year. All programs are free otherwise specified and will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, cancellation will be posted on our Facebook and emailed to registered participants at least 2 hours before the program is scheduled. Registration is not required unless specified in the program description. For everyone’s safety and well-being, Clermont Park District will run all programs and events ​in accordance with current guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health agencies.

We are currently overhauling our program offerings. If you are interested in scheduling a program for your group, please email Robin with the details. Check back for a new list of program offerings in 2022! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to see current nature happenings or email to speak with a park naturalist.

Program Details

Walk and Talk
Every other Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Multiple Parks

Join us for a leisurely walk at the park to appreciate nature, meet new friends, and get some fresh air. Everyone is welcome on these slow paced hikes on paved trails. Just step outside and you’ll be hooked! We will meet at various locations on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Upcoming Walks
Nov. 30, 1 p.m. Sycamore Park
Dec. 14, 1 p.m. Pattison Park
Dec. 28, 1 p.m. Williamsburg Community Park
Jan. 11, 1 p.m. Gauche Park
Jan. 25, 1 p.m. Sycamore Park
Feb. 8, 1 p.m. Pattison
Feb. 22, 1 p.m. Williamsburg Community Park

Winter Bird Walk
Friday December 3 at 8 a.m.
Sycamore Park

Join CCPD naturalists for a beginner-friendly bird walk! Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the first shelter on the right.

Nature Play Days
Second Fridays of the Month from 1 – 3 p.m.
Sycamore Park

Come by anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. for open-ended creative play in the Park. At Nature Play Days, we offer unstructured activities to help kids make friends, play, explore, and learn about the world together, like many of their parents and grandparents did as kids. It’s intended to encourage meaningful experiences in nature, which is not just fun, it’s great for health and learning!

Our nature play group meets on the first and third Fridays at Sycamore Park so keep coming back for more. It’s ideal for homeschool and preschool ages 3 – 14 but everyone is welcome. If you have any specific interests, email naturalist Robin at and we’ll try to incorporate your topic.

Winter Bird Walk
Monday December 13 at 9 a.m.
Chilo Lock 34 Park

Join CCPD naturalists for a beginner-friendly bird walk! Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the museum entrance.

Holiday Craft Workshop – FULL
Thursday December 16 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Pattison Park Lodge

Get in the holiday spirit! Join us for FREE holiday crafting inspired by nature and light refreshments at Pattison Lodge.

Registration is full but get on the wait list at by December 12th.

Since this is an indoor event, masks are required when unable to maintain social distancing.

Winter Solstice Gathering
Tuesday December 21 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Sycamore Park

Join us on the longest night of the year for a peaceful luminary-lit walk, hot drinks, and solstice stories and science! We welcome you to join us as we come together as a community to pause, reflect, and celebrate the return of sunlight when the days begin to get longer.