Miller Springs Nature Center to reopen for the summer

Posted at 3:51 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 16:51:58-04

The Miller Springs nature Center will officially reopen on May 31 with the partnership of the Temple Parks and Recreation, City of Belton Parks and Recreation and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

After the city learned of the center’s closure in 2017, the community spoke out in wanting the nature center to remain open. The city then began developing a plan to have the center reopen in the summer.

Director of Temple Parks and Recreations Kevin Beavers said after several volunteer clean up days and dedication of the city employees, the center is now open.

“We knew we could not let this unique property close down, but also knew this was going to be a huge undertaking and couldn’t do it alone,” Beavers said. “Many repairs and maintenance issues needed to be addressed to make the area safe for visitors once again.”

The 260-acre scenic natural area will open at 8 a.m. every day. A formal reopening ceremony of the nature center will be held in June.

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