The Mount Aventine Manor House will be closed for visitors until further notice because of concerns over the safety of visitors and volunteers due to the COVID 19 virus.  Programs scheduled for April and May, including the Spring Tea, will be re-scheduled and new dates posted on the web site as soon as conditions are more clear. In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful park.  Thank you for your consideration.

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Seeds of Hope

To celebrate Earth Day, the park will host the "Seeds of Hope: Visions of Sustainability and Steps Toward Change," exhibit on Saturday April 16th from 1 PM to 4 PM, and Sunday April 17th from 9 AM to 4 PM. The walk-through exhibit, on display in the manor house, features 24 panels illustrating the interdependence of the community of life with examples of successful actions taken by people worldwide to improve their environments. Each panel also includes a picture and story of an unusual or endangered animal to capture the imagination of children. The exhibit was developed by SGI, a lay Buddhist organization, for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. It has been viewed by millions of people in 27 countries.
There will also be a river clean up in the park on Sunday, starting at 10 AM.