Nature & Outdoors

Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Nature and Outdoor programs at the Ernie Miller Nature Center and the TimberRidge Adventure Center, provide a wide variety of environmental and historical events for kids and adults alike. In addition to the nature and outdoor recreation atmosphere experience, our programs foster curiosity and an appreciation for nature, history and outdoor adventure.


JCPRD's programs include: 

Kids posing for a phot during a nature and outdoors event
  • Archery
  • Birding trips
  • Canoeing
  • Challenge course
  • Fishing
  • Hayrides
  • Kayaking
  • Preschool programs
  • Sail boating
  • School field trips
  • Special events
  • Summer camps
  • Wildlife presentations
  • Much more

Nature & Outdoor Centers

Our Ernie Miller Nature Center serves as the hub for our environmental, historical, cultural and educational camps and programs. The facility also includes a gift shop, year-round interpretive programming and is staffed by park naturalists and park police.

Our other JCPRD nature and outdoor site is the TimberRidge Adventure Center. It is a great facility for family or corporate team building and adventure programming. Our team building opportunities include a low and high element challenge course with a challenging climbing tower suitable for climbers of all ages.

Search & Register for Classes

You can search and register for nature and outdoors classes, programs and special events by browsing through our activities catalog or by viewing the registering for activities website.

Refund Policy

View the Nature and Science Camp Refund Policy page for information.