Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to a variety of youth and family-oriented outdoor events this fall. The following activities are planned:
Wild Fall Festival - Friday, October 7, 5 to 8 p.m. This event features various free games, crafts, and activities. Hayrack rides also will be available for $3 per person, and tickets will be sold at the event. Food will also be available for purchase. Payment is cash only. Due to another event at the park on October 7, the Nature Center recommends festival participants enter the park from S. Coddington Ave.
Fall Fun Day - Friday, October 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade is scheduled during Lincoln Public School's fall break. Children will spend the day hiking, exploring, playing games, taking a hayrack ride, making s'mores and more. Participants should plan to be outside most of the day and must bring their own sack lunch. The fee is $35 per child, and advance registration is required.
Fall Hayrack Rides - Private hayrack rides will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from September 23 to October 30. Group rides include a campfire. Fees are $215 for up to 30 people and $350 for 31 to 60 people. Arrangements for larger groups also can be made.
To make reservations or for more information, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter.