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Dillon Nature Center

3002 East 30th Avenue

Surround yourself with the beauty of the great outdoors on this100-acre "wild arboretum" designated as a National Urban Wildlife Sanctuary. Discover more than 300 species of woody plants, hundreds of varieties of wildflowers and native grasses, 200 species of birds, and a large variety of other wildlife along three miles of National Recreation trails.
There's a spring-fed pond stocked for fishing, and areas for a relaxing family picnic. The Visitor Center features interactive exhibits, a meeting room, natural science classroom, nature library, observation deck, and gift shop. Beautiful flower gardens and outdoor sculptures surround the Visitor Center.
The Nature Center also features a NEW children's playscape area (completed in Spring 2012) where young children and their families are invited to create, explore, and get hands-on with the beautiful nature surroundings. The Jim Smith Family Playscape was created thanks to a grant from the United Health Ministries Fund and several donors and volunteers.


Steve Hayse

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Dillon Nature Center is a great little gem nestled in the NE corner of Hutchinson. It has always been a nice spot to get away for a quiet walk, jog, or to just sit and watch the birds and the fish. I have not been to the newest additions to the nature center yet but the look nice as well.

robin hargrave

Friday, June 8, 2018
Thank you for a lovely evening. Thoroughly enjoyed the music and musicians. The cold water was appreciated. Took a walk during intetmission. Having parking attendants really helped parking go smoothly. Thanks again for hosting such a great event.

Susan Davis

Friday, June 22, 2018
Grandchildren & I love this park. It is educational as well as beautiful. Nice walking trail. Learning center geared for children. Free parking available. Some wildlife such as turtles, fish & fish can be seen.

Amanda May-Hearn

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
So much exploring to do and fun things for the kids to do and learn about. The trails are interactive with your phone and provide information about plants and trees. And picture opportunities are amazing

Donyale Franklin

Saturday, June 30, 2018
I will return. This park has trails, an information center, fishing, and an opportunity to feed turtles ($.25). There's a kids' area and a building that can be rented for special occasions. Pack a picnic, bring your camera, some bug spray, and enjoy the park.

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