Rent the facility: Rent the whole Visitor Center including the multi-purpose room, auditorium and the classroom to hold your function. Auditorium: The auditorium has movie theatre style seats and is equipped with DVD/VCR/Laptop connection capability and a 12’x12’ screen. Grand Prairie Classroom: The Grand Prairie classroom can accommodate up to 50 guests. The room is dividable for 2 smaller groups. Each room features a dry erase board, 6 and 8 ft tables, chairs and a TV with DVD/VCR/Laptop connection capability.
The shelter consists of a large pavilion, picnic tables, and two charcoal grills. There is a water spigot, electric outlets and indoor restrooms. You can enjoy our trails expanding over 3½ miles of natural prairie. This is a great place to host your family reunions, company picnics, or group outings just to name a few. This place is a hidden gem and it books up quickly. Reservation is on a first come basis.
The O’Brien Woods Interpretive Trail is a registered Boy Scout camp site area. O’Brien Woods is available for private rental to Cub, Boy or Girl Scout groups and teachers only. It is a great place for Bridging Ceremonies and Pack, Troop or Den Meetings. Located across from Bartlett Community Center and next to the library, the woods include a self-guided nature trail and a teaching circle with a fire pit and wooden benches to accommodate up to 100 people.
When snow is on the ground snowshoes are available for rent through the Nature Center.