Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary and Nature Center to Close Temporarily Due to Renovations

News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Oct. 28, 2019 – The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation announces Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary and Nature Center will close temporarily beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12 for major renovations to the nature center’s reception center, classrooms, and office space. The work is expected to take approximately four months.

The renovations will improve the visitor experience by providing an updated space for programs, with the conversion of the center’s multipurpose room into a classroom and small meeting space. The nearby Gatewood Preserve and Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm will be open dawn to dusk for those seeking an outdoor winter hike. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary is a 100-acre nature sanctuary located at 2880 Grays Road in Prince Frederick.

“Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary is well-loved in Calvert County and the wear and tear to the nature center make that evident,” said Calvert County Parks & Recreation Director Shannon Nazzal. “We are excited to have some much-needed roof improvements completed as well as updates to the lobby and classroom space to improve the flow of the center and services provided to visitors. We look forward to the community joining us in spring when the renovations are complete.”

For updates on Parks & Recreation services, park availability, field closures and more visit Parks & Recreation at www.Facebook.com/CalvertCountyParks.

Find information on Calvert County Government services online at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov.


The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at davidhiggins@southernmarylandchronicle.com

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II




© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.