Audubon’s Spring Creek Prairie to Reopen on July 15

Spring Creek Prairie announces new operating policies for reopening the visitors’ center

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center will reopen its visitor center to the public on Wednesday, July 15. Initially, public hours will be weekdays only, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, and, thanks to a generous donation from Liz Lange Consulting, admission will be free. Trails will continue to be open sunrise to sunset year-round.

As the summer progresses, building hours will be expanded as staff adjusts to keeping the building safe for all and to new operating procedures concerning COVID-19. Masks will be required for those entering the visitor center; they will not be required outside as long as social distancing practices are followed.

Free admission is the first of two new operating policies for the center. Though admission will be free for this year, private donations will be sought to retain this policy for the future. Free-will donations will still be accepted from visitors to support our education and conservation mission and other services, such as building rentals and group education tours, will continue to have fees. 

The second new policy is related to operating hours. When the visitor center eventually opens for regular hours, they will be weekdays 8:30 am-4:30 pm and 8:30 am-12:30 pm on weekends. Saturday and Sunday hours have been shifted to the morning to better accommodate visitors during the hot summer months.

For questions about the center reopening or the new operating policies, please email or call 402-797-2301.

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