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  • We are not scheduling outreach programs or field trips at this time.

  • Park is open

    NO DOGS PLEASE! Dogs are welcome on the Bike Path (entrances at both our Woodlawn parking lot and the Oliver parking lot).

  • Building is open.

    Capacity in areas of the building is limited, and staff and volunteers will wear masks. We ask that you help us be a community health partner by doing the same, but masks are not required. If you notice that the building is crowded or reaching the posted capacity, help us out by coming back another time.

COVID-19 Update 7/20/20:

As a result of the increase in cases of COVID-19 in Sedgwick County the Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC) has decided not to schedule any new outreach programs through the end of July and August.  Additional programming for September and beyond will be evaluated monthly.  However, the GPNC will remain open to walk-in visitation and certain weekly programs will continue with social distancing guidelines and masks required for visitors, staff, and GPNC volunteers.
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