Pioneers Park Nature Center

Pioneers Park Nature Center

A facility of Lincoln Parks and Recreation, Pioneers Park Nature Center is a 668 acre wildlife refuge with prairie, wetlands, woodlands, ponds and a stream. Located at the west end of Pioneers Park, it has over 8 miles of hiking trails, two interpretive buildings with hands-on and small animal exhibits, children’s herb and prairie gardens and outdoor animal exhibits including bison, elk and white-tailed deer herds, owls, hawks, a bald eagle, vultures and wild turkeys.

Guided Hikes, Journeys and Other Programming
Naturalist-led hikes are offered for scouts. Register at least two weeks in advance. Nature Center teacher/naturalists may help your group complete requirements toward nature-related Journey or badge activities in one morning or afternoon. In addition, several offerings for the general public may be of interest, including fall hayrack rides, several Halloween events, and primitive skills classes (shelter, rope, fire).

Who: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors

When: Open daily except major holidays. Call for hours. Scout programming is usually held 4-5 p.m. on weekdays or Saturdays.

Cost: Fees are based on the length of the program. Pre-payment for programs is required.

Call 402.441.7895 for more information or to be put on our scout email list.

Capacity: Minimum 10, Maximum 70

Where: Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., Lincoln (west end of Pioneers Park).

Participating girls may complete requirements toward nature-related journey or badge activities.

Registration: Register by calling 402-441.7895.

Chaperones: Please provide coverage according to Safety Activity Checkpoints.

72 hour notification required. There is a $5 charge to process refunds.

Questions: Sally Gaines McKee at 402.441.3826 or via email.

Notes: Check out our website at for more information.

Click here to visit the Pioneers Park Nature Center’s website.