Russ Nature Reserve

WEATHER DAMAGE – Due to extensive damage from severe weather on Monday, May 27, 2019, Russ Nature Reserve on Kemp Road will be closed until further notice. We need to evaluate the damage and begin the clean-up process. We will provide updates as we learn more.
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Russ Nature Reserve offers 90 acres of mixed prairie and woodlands with a 4,000-square-foot ranch home currently being renovated as a multi-use venue center. The ten-room home will offer meeting spaces, space for celebrations and much more.

The property was left to the park agency by the late Fritz and Dolores Russ as a legacy honoring their passion for nature and education.

The Russ Nature Reserve offers the Lovely Nature PlayScape, hiking trails, tree identification trail, small pond, high-fence garden, tree nursery, butterfly garden, as well as a bee apiary in cooperation with Bill Starrett.​
​Activities:

Hiking trails through mixed prairies and woodlands, apiary, nature study, photography, bird watching, Nature PlayScape.​​
GPS: N 39 45.225 W 084 01.362

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