Prairie Park Nature Center opened in 1999 as a 100-acre nature preserve on the east side of Lawrence. The preserve incorporates wetlands, woodlands and prairie habitats and a five acre lake.


Tue - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 4 p.m., closed Mon.

Admission is free.

Contact Information

2730 Harper Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: 785-832-7980

Location Type

Natural Area

Site Info


Visitors may see a wide variety of native Kansas wild;life on the property including beavers, deer, bobcats, and birds of prey.

Prairie Park offers walking trails for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts as well as educational programs to the public, schools and local groups.

The education building features natural habitat dioramas, displays and live animals, including a live bird of prey collection with eagles, owls, hawks and falcons.

The nature center conducts a wide variety of environmental and recreation programs for the public, schools, scouts, adults, and other groups.

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