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June 7, 2016
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Jamie Kelley, Pioneers Park Nature Center, 402-441-8708

Construction and Summer Hours Begin June 13 at Pioneers Park Nature Center

Beginning Monday, June 13, the Chet Ager Building at Pioneers Park Nature Center will be closed for construction on improvements. The project to fix runoff issues is funded through the Watershed Management Division of the Public Works and Utilities Department. The project includes replacement of the old concrete path with permeable pavers and a new drain. The project is expected to be completed by August 1.

While the Chet Ager Building is closed, other areas will be accessible via alternative gates. These include the natural play space, animal trail loop, children's garden, bird garden and woodland and wetland trails. The Prairie Building, Elk Bridge and prairie trails will not be affected by this project.

Also beginning Monday, June 13, the Nature Center will have extended evening hours every Tuesday through August 9. Summer hours are:

The Pioneers Park Nature Center includes 668 acres of tallgrass prairie, woodlands, wetlands, hiking trails, non-releasable raptor exhibits, bison, elk and deer as well as indoor small animal displays and hands-on educational exhibits. Admission is free. For more information visit

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