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Fontenelle Forest's Nature Center to reopen Wednesday

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 19:15:37-04

BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nature Center at Fontenelle Forest is reopening on Wednesday after being closed for the last few months due to COVID-19.

While the trails have been kept open, Fontenelle Forest says they're excited to reopen the Nature Center to the public.

One big change announced Tuesday is that masks will be required inside the Nature Center.

If a guest doesn't bring a mask, disposable masks are available for $1 at Visitor Services.

See more guidelines below and on their website.

  • If you're sick, please stay home.
  • Masks are required while inside the Nature Center.
  • Masks are encouraged at all other times while visiting the Forest.
  • Raptor Woodland Refuge and Acorn Acres are open.
  • Habitat Hollow and Mud Pies (lower level) are closed.
  • Keep a 6-foot distance at all times (even on the trails).
  • Observe all entrance/exit and one-way traffic signage.
  • Two check-in options:
  1. At the ring camera for direct trail access (bypass the Nature Center)
  2. Inside the Nature Center (mask required)
  • Restrooms are available (enter through doors off plaza at the back of the Nature Center, not through the main entrance).
  • Strollers, scooters, and wheelchairs are available for rent and will be sanitized between uses. Guests will be asked to wear disposable gloves (provided) and masks (required indoors) when using this equipment.
  • Be patient and respect others' boundaries.
  • Step aside to allow others to pass (when meeting on the trails).
  • Sanitize hands before and after visiting the Forest.