The one time of year that Symphony Woods is enjoyed by more than an occasional picnicker or squirrel is the annual Wine in the Woods festival. It is by far the biggest event in the park, that the CA Board suddenly cares so deeply about, and CA isn't even the main sponsor. Wine in the Woods is put on by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks. I believe HCDRP pays a hefty fee to CA for the use of the park for this immensely popular event.
Some have even speculated that when Blandair Park is developed the wine festival will move there and save forking over a fee to CA. Though it is more of a geographically central park for Columbia than Symphony Woods, Blandair is not CPRA land. It is a county park.
This week we received a post card in the mail with the dates for the 2009 Wine in the Woods. Mark your calendars for the weekend of May 16th and 17th from noon to 6 PM and pray for nice weather.
This year's walking tours of Columbia
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