Ruth Edwards Nature Center
Plan your visit at the Ruth Edwards Nature Center. Stop in for the latest park information and recreational opportunities.
Hours are variable. Call 815-284-3306 to confirm the hours.
Nature Fun for Little Ones
This class is designed for kids 3-5 years old. Parents should plan to stay on-site during the session. Max class size is 8 kids.
All of the events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
Come see the awesome creations designed by local businesses, groups and families for the first
Pallets in the Park!
The pallets will be on display from April 22 to June 1 in the Lowell Park Pinetum. You can either walk or drive through to view.
Environmental education classes are available for students of all ages. Classes are designed to provide students with structured, hands-on learning that promotes a better understanding of the natural world and strengthens positive environmental values.
We invite you to schedule a whole or half-day visit. Please provide a minimum of 3 weeks advance notice prior to the date you wish to reserve. Our naturalist will work with you to choose the activities and curriculum that best fit your needs. Call the Nature Center at 815-288-5209