Wednesday, August 21, Spinn Prairie Stroll. 1-3 p.m. This nature preserve (link) north of Reynolds is a bit of a drive (about 30-35 mins. from I65 and Ind 43). Once a home site, this prairie has been re-established for a number of years. There are no paths, so long pants and sleeves are strongly suggested. This restoration is one of the oldest in the area.
Saturday, August 24, Wildcat Park , Heartland Outdoor Kids, 10-11:30 a.m. (link) NICHES Land Trust (link) program designed for families. This program will feature a Project WET presentation. Project WET is an Indiana DNR teaching aid for kids to learn about water resources. There will be hands-on activities for the school-aged kids.
The reptiles rule this weekend as many of the programs feature them. Saturday at 7 p.m. meet at the campground shower building for the program Reptiles Rule. Meet some of the park’s denizens and find out while they call the area home. Sunday morning at 10 a.m. meet at the campground shower building and have breakfast with the park’s box turtle in the “What Do Box Turtles Eat for Breakfast?”
Sunday afternoon meet at the east end parking lot (furthest lot in the park) at 2 p.m. for a Geocache Dash. Bring your GPS or phone app for this opportunity for a “treasure” hunt.
The aquatic center will be open Friday 4-7 p.m., Sat. & Sun 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. 3$ per person 3 y/o and up in addition to gate fee into the park.
Events are free, but there is a charge for park entrance.
Boat ramp update:
Tippecanoe County Parks and Rec. Dept. has rebuilt the Davis Ferry boat ramp. Davis Ferry Park in on N. 9th St. Rd. between Lafayette and Battleground. ( Note: the Tippecanoe County website shows the park office instead of this park's location.) The access road from the overflow gravel lot has been paved. The two lane access road is being lined with poles and the gravel lot surrounded by boulders to discourage off-roading, illegal at this park. There is a paved lot next to the bank with plenty of space to turn trailers around.