Robert E Lee Park is reopening on October 14, 2011, and a big day full of activities is planned for Saturday, October 15.

One of the new big draws will be the new Dog Park, called “Paw Point at Robert E. Lee Park” which will have memberships available to dogs (through their owners, of course). Right now, you can apply for a membership for $35 for a year of Paw Point, which includes two dog tags, unlimited daytime use of the facilities, and water access. Here is a link to the pre-registration application.

The official ceremony for the opening of the park is Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:30am.

On Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 11-3, the Robert E. Lee Park Nature Council will be holding a celebration with nature walks, hiking, tours, bike and canoe tours.  You’ll have to sign up around 11am. There will be fun activities for kids, local school bands will be playing, and local vendors will be selling food and drink.

There will be free parking at the Falls Road Light Rail lot, where you enter the park on its’ new boardwalk, and there is a new Lakeside Drive lot at the Falls Road entrance as well. See the Ruxton-Riderwood-Lake Roland Improvement Association’s website for more details.

Rain date is Sunday, October 16.

So come on out to Baltimore County for nature, food, and fun for the family!