LAST UPDATED 12/27/2021

Nature Center building

Our building hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday through Sunday, 10AM-5PM and is free and open to the public.
  • Monday, closed to the public.
  • Trails remain open daily dawn until dusk.
  • The Duck Pond Gift Shop is open during normal business hours.
  • Jimmy's Treehouse is open during normal business hours and the observation deck is open dawn until dusk.

Our priority is to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines and will have the following procedures and guidelines in place throughout the months ahead:

  • All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside the Nature Center building.
  • All high traffic areas, including door handles and bathrooms, will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times throughout the day.
  • Continue to practice good hygiene by washing and/or sanitizing your hands before and after trail and building use.
  • If you are experiencing any signs of illness, we ask that you postpone your trip to visit the Nature Center.


  • Indoor rental scheduling is currently paused. Our reservation calendar is open for outdoor rentals and B'earthday Parties, in spaces such as the Friends Pavilion, the Rose Foundation Gazebo on the ADA-accessible All Peoples' Trail, and other outdoor venues. Thank you for your understanding.


  • Scheduled programs and events during this time will also transition back to in-person.  Please check the programs and events page for specific information about each program.


Trails and outdoor facilities remain free and open to the public from dawn until dusk. We understand the restorative, healing, stress-relieving power of connecting with nature and we encourage each of you to get outside to enjoy our trails, habitats, and green spaces with your families and friends.

Our staff and board of trustees continue their dedication to our visitor's safety. Some of our staff will continue working from home or alternate office days to minimize occupancy.  We are grateful for their dedication and flexibility as we continue with the many ongoing operational and capital projects to enhance visitor experiences and connections to nature.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support over the past year and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Nature Center.