Russ Nature Reserve

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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