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.”

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