Community Programs

Nature Center Open Houses

Come visit the Nature Center! During Open Houses the Nature Center will be open for guests to come inside and learn about local wildlife, the Jones story, and speak with staff about trails and available programs. 

Saturday, May 15, 9am-3pm

Saturday, June 19, 9am-3pm

Saturday, July 17, 9am-3pm

Saturday, August 21, 9am-3pm

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Community Hikes

Come hike with us! Community Hikes are led by Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve (BJNCP) staff. Hikes are designed to teach participants about local wildlife and BJNCP trails. Community Hikes are suitable for guests of all ages and hiking experience. Please note, we will be walking on uneven terrain and hikes will range from 1-2 miles.

Registration is required for all hikers. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. 

Make sure to wear closed-toe shoes, bring a water bottle, and wear clothes you are willing to get dirty.

Register for a Community Hike today!


May 15 - Night Hike

Date/Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Fee: Resident: $5, Non-Resident: $7
Register here. 

On the hike, we will learn about and search for the nocturnal critters of BJNCP! This hike is just shy of 1 mile. Please bring a flashlight.


August 7 - Lake Hike

Date/Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Fee: Resident: $5, Non-Resident: $7
Register here. 

On this hike, we will learn about and the plants and animals of BJNCP along with the Jones story. This hike is 2 miles.