Lowell Park

Lowell Park Gate:  Foot traffic is allowed from 5:00 AM till 11:00 PM.
Park gates will be open from 6:00 AM till 9:00 PM. 

Start your visit at the Ruth Edwards Nature Center

Stop in for the latest park information and recreational opportunities.



Ruth Edwards Nature Center Hours 

Nature Center Hours for June  2018

Mon-Tues, June 18-19th    12:30-4:30  *Private group from 10:00-11:30 AM

Wed, June 20th – Closed for a private group 11:00 AM-3:00 PM   Nature Center will be open to the public from 3:00-4:30 PM

Thurs, June 21st    12:30-4:30

Fri./Sat./Sun., June 22-24th  1:00-4:00

Mon/Tues, June 25-26th  12:30-4:30

Wed.,  June 27th  12:30-2:00   *Visiting Nursing Homes after 2:00 PM

Thurs.-Fri., June 28-29th   12:30-4:30

Sat., June 30th  1:00-4:00 PM




June 16th – 7:00 -9:00 PM     “Campfire Fun for All”    Learn about the history of our National Parks and S’MORES!

June 23rd – 1:00-4:00 PM       “Drop-in Saturdays”   Learn how to do a Nature Journal


 For more information and to register, please contact us at:  [email protected]  or   815-288-5209  or on Facebook at Lowell Park Ruth Edwards Nature Center

Fun at the Nature Center!







Environmental Education: 

Environmental education classes are available for students of all ages.  Classes are designed to provide students with structured, hand-on learning that promotes a better understanding of the natural world and strengthens positive environmental values.

We invite you to schedule a whole or half day visit.  Please provide a minimum 3 weeks advance notice prior to the date you wish to reserve.  Our naturalist will work with your to choose the activities and curriculum that best fit your needs.  Call the Nature Center at 815-288-5209


Hi, my name is Yowl! Do you know what type of owl I am? Stop in and find ou




Personal Safety and Crime Prevention on the Trails:

  •  Take what you need: carry personal ID and medication if needed
  •  Leave valuables at home: if you need to leave valuables in your car, hide them before you arrive. Don’t be a victim of “Crash and Grab”
  •  Use all your senses: listen for suspicious noises. Don’t wear headphones, they impair your ability to hear someone approaching you from behind.
  •  Be easy to find: use marked, authorized trails only.
  •  Have someone waiting: always let someone else know where you will be going and when you will return.
  •  Report anything suspicious to the authorities

Triples spotted by Ann Stover Wednesday, June 28th at Lowell Park.


Rule Reminders:

The Dixon Park District parks are SMOKE-FREE. Please enjoy the fresh air and allows others to enjoy it too!

Dogs must be on a leash at all times on park property.




For up-to-date information check out our  FaceBook page @ Lowell Park: Ruth Edwards Nature Center, Dixon, IL and follow us on Twitter @ LowelParkDixon