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Admission into Jester Park
& the Nature Center is FREE

Nature Center Hours



Animals are not allowed inside the Jester Park Nature Center. Service animals only.

Jester Park Nature Center

  • Monday - Friday | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Saturday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Sunday & Open Holidays | Noon - 4 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday, September 24 for Glow Wild

Open Holidays (Noon - 4 p.m.):

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day Observed
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving

Holidays Closed:

  • Presidents’ Day
  • Easter Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day (2022: December 23-26)
  • New Year's Day & New Year's Day Observed (2023: January 1, 2023 - January  2, 2023)

Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center 

Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

  • Thursday - Saturday |10 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Memorial Day, & Labor Day | Noon - 4 p.m.

Fall & Winter Hours (September 7, 2021 - May 29, 2022)

  • Saturday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday & Open Holidays | Noon - 4 p.m.
  • Spring Break (March 14-18) | Noon - 4 p.m. 
  • Closed Saturday, September 24 for Glow Wild
  • Closed Sunday, November 20 for Makers Market
  • Closed December 23-26, 2022
  • Closed January 1 - January 2, 2023

JESTER PARK HOURS

  • Summer Hours (April 1 - October 31) | 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Winter Hours (November 1 - March 31) | Sunrise to Sunset