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. All participants ages 10 and up must wear a mask while inside.

Saturday, February 20, 9am-3pm

Saturday, March 27, 9am-3pm

Saturday, April 17, 9am-3pm

Saturday, May 15, 9am-3pm

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.

Masks are required for the entire duration of this event for any attendees ages 10 and up - don't worry we'll take plenty of breaks for everyone to catch their breath! For the safety of all hikers, staff and participants are required to complete a brief health screening upon arrival (see below).

April 17 - Earth Day Hike

Date/Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: Resident: $5, Non-Resident: $7 

Join us for a morning on the Preserve Trails! In celebration of Earth Day we'll be hiking to Grapevine Lake. On the hike we will learn about the plants and animals who call BJNCP home, how we can help them, and the incredible history of the land. This hike is 2 miles. 

May 15 - Night Hike

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

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. 


Health Screening Process: Each participant and staff member will be screened upon arrival. Participants and Staff will be asked the following questions:

1) Have you been in close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks?

2) Have you shown signs of ANY sickness in the last 72 hours?

If a staff member or participant answers, ‘yes’ to any of the above screening questions or is observed to have any signs of sickness, they will not be granted admission to the program. All participants and staff will have their temperature taken upon arrival. If their temperature meets or exceeds 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit they will not be permitted to enter. If a participant or staff member exhibits signs of any sickness at any point in the campout, they will be sent home.