We are excited to announce our management and the grand opening of the Lauridsen Skatepark on May 22, 2021. The 88,000 square feet attraction will showcase Olympic caliber park and street courses.
Book a winter cabin getaway for the holidays, a special weekend, or a week-long stay to reconnect with your family away from the hustle and bustle of life. When you book from 12/1/20 through 3/1/21, automatically get 20% off your cabin reservation for stays 1/3/20 to 3/11/21.
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 17, 2020 | Parks, trails, and campgrounds are open! Read below for the most up-to-date COVID-19 notifications.
Join us for an exciting and energetic puppet show. Participants will be laughing, singing, and learning about nature as we entertain them with a scripted show starring a cast of animated puppets and props.
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil via a Zoom meeting.
OWLS is going virtual. Learn about the bizarre and fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians. We’ll focus on how reptiles and amphibians are alike and different, what it means to be cold blooded, and interesting ways they have adapted to survive.
Beginning January 21, Natural Resources staff will be burning debris piles left over from the timber stand improvement and invasive species removal projects, as well debris left from the Derecho wind storm through April 1, 2021.
Can they really forecast an early spring? Do they actually hibernate? Why do we celebrate groundhogs day anyway? So many questions surround this little rodent. We will uncover all the truths during this fun and hands on hike on the day we celebrate its existence.
UPDATED 1/19/21: We are working with XTreme Tree Inc to remove hazard trees and hangers from our soft and hard trails as a result of the summer derecho wind storm. Removals are now at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt beginning 1/19 - 1/22.
Let your imagination run wild with this virtual nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.
Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals are available at the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center, adjacent from the Jester Park Nature Center. The cross-country ski rental includes skis, boots, and poles. Poles and boots are NOT included with your snowshoe rental.
Join the naturalist for a hike in the winter wonderland looking for animal signs. Dress for the weather.