|909 N. Highway 7, Olathe, KS
116 Acres, (913) 764-7759
|Ernie Miller Park and Ernie Miller Nature Center provides a great get away from the urban hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Park offers three miles of hiking trails traversing prairies, forest and a beautiful stream. The Nature Center allows children of all ages to see native wildlife and learn about nature and history.
Ernie Miller Park is JCPRD's 116-acre nature park consisting of a diverse range of habitats including tallgrass prairies, upland meadows, bottomland forest and a beautiful stream to explore. The park also features an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 80 persons, picnic shelter, nature center and three miles of nature trails.
Ernie Miller Park Shelter
To ensure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended. Ernie Miller Park is equipped with one multi-functional shelter available throughout the year for gatherings including weddings, graduations and birthdays. For details about all JCPRD shelters, including Ernie Miller Park, view our JCPRD Park Shelter Info Chart. Patrons can reserve shelters by walk-in or by phone. For additional details visit our Reservation and Rentals page. To inquire or to reserve a shelter, visit our Registration Office or contact us Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at (913) 831-3359.
Note: During your event, please have a copy of your reservation form available.
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Come party with the animals at Ernie Miller Nature Center! We offer four birthday party themes: Birthday Safari, Snake Celebration, Magical Party and Enchanted Forest.
All parties are for children ages five to 11. Two party options are available and both include two hour room rental, table and chairs. All parties are held on Saturdays. Please call us at (913) 764-7759 for more information or see our birthday flyer.
The nature center offers a wide variety of summer camp opportunities for ages ranging from 3 to 15 years. Camp offerings include day long day camps, four-day specialty camps and half-day camps. The 2017 Summer camp Guide for will be available in late January.
Looking for a new experience? Have a skill or interest that you are willing to share? Want to learn a new skill? Presently, opportunities exist for people to be Nature Center volunteers. Adults are needed to deliver environmental programs, conduct nature walks, staff the Nature Center, and much more. You need not be an expert with training and support will be provided. For more information about volunteer opportunities, view our volunteer flyer.
Donations for Animal Supplies Sought at EMNC
Individuals, families and groups wanting to make a difference are invited to consider contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center.