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Natural Areas

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Dept Director
  •   8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F, except for holidays)

Natural Areas' Response

Natural Area sites are open, rangers are on-duty, and the community is encouraged to enjoy and steward these treasured places. 

Natural Areas' headquarters, Nix (1745 Hoffman Mill Rd) is closed to the public but staff remains available via phone and email.

Natural Areas picnic shelters that accommodate less than 50 people are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will not be accepted at Gateway Natural Area’s picnic shelters until further notice.

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Learning Library

Free activities and resources for educators, families, and individuals are available! Engage in the outdoors in a new way with a Discovery Hunt, clear your mind with outdoor mindfulness activities, or learn about some of the animals that live in natural areas right from your computer.  

Learning Library

The Explorer is Here!

Check out an entire season of free activities in the Natural Areas Explorer booklet. Some activities are virtual and some are offered in-person (with limited registration numbers, strict mask requirements, and physical distancing), so read carefully. You can also find upcoming activities at  (links to Engage, the City's online registration system).

Explorer booklet

Pick It Up Foco

The Litterati Pick It Up FoCo Challenge is on! Next time you are out on a walk, hunting for teddy bears, or howling at the sunset, consider picking up litter too. 

The safest and most impactful place to start is right in your neighborhood - stop litter before it gets to the river! The goal is to remove 5,000 pieces of litter from the community by August 1, 2020. 

Learn how to pick up litter safely and download the Litterati app to track your progress

Pick It Up Foco