StoryWalks

The Fall 2022 Story Walk Schedule (September-December) is up! Pages from a featured book will be posted along a path at one of the parks listed below for your family to read together. Stories are available during park hours. Registration is not required. For more...

North Ottawa Dunes/Ottawa Sands Closed November 18-November 21, 2022

Park Closure Information Please note that North Ottawa Dunes & Ottawa Sands will be CLOSED for an annual wildlife management hunt on Friday, November 18 through Monday, November 21, 2022. Access is by permission only; those in the parks without permission will be...

Get to Know Your Parks

The Get to Know your Parks series aims to introduce people to the natural & cultural history of each park as well as how any past, current and future projects are actively enhancing both its natural and recreational value. They include a hike to different notable...

Hemlock Crossing Observatory Opening

October 8 at Hemlock Crossing 7-9 pm Astronomy Open House You are invited to attend an Astronomy Open House. Rotate through stations to build a planisphere, explore tools used by astronomers, and walk a solar system model. Meet astronomers and find out how you can be...

Dark Sky Initiative

The long summer days begin to wane as we inch toward the Autumn Equinox. Sunsets happen sooner and the night sky is upon us early in the evening. This may be sad for some, but there are magical moments in September and October when the air is warm, the sky is clear,...

Protecting Pollinators – The Monarch

Each fall, as the days shorten and the temperatures decrease, monarchs begin their migration southbound for Mexico. These beloved butterflies are widely recognized for their vibrant orange wings and white spots; however, they provide an invaluable service far beyond...

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