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Providing families with outdoor nature opportunities since 1977.

George Owens Nature Park has allowed families to reconnect with their natural environment since 1977. The park is open year-round and provides 86 acres of beautiful forest, lakes, hiking trails, and wildlife. Explore the DeWitt Center and experience exhibits for all ages, a pond display and 4 large aquariums.

The current exhibit shows Independence through the rock record - fossils, photographs, and art will guide you along a comprehensive path of discovery. The possibilities for adventure are endless.

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April 1 - September 30, 2024


Tuesday 8:30 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 8 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 8 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday Noon - 5 pm


Park Amenities

  • Three miles of Hiking Trails (One Paved)
  • Two Fishing Lakes
  • Organized Group Campground
  • Family Picnic Area
  • DeWitt Nature Center - Exhibits and Children's area.
  • Rain Gardens
  • Bio Swales
  • Pavilion
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Outdoor and Nature Programs for the Entire Family
Butterfly Trail at George Owens Nature Park