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Flowers are blooming and Birds are nesting

Spring has sprung in all the parks.

Red Crossbills @ JKRB

image by Ken Butler at JKRB

Hike & Swim @ JKRB

Let's go to James Kiehl River Bend Park for a hike and a swim!

Bird Walks with Ruth - New Schedule

Our monthly bird censuses are conducted at JKRB, KCNA, and JSPP. The censuses provide valuable data on wildlife species in the parks.

Calling Life Scouts to Eagle

Check out our newest list of Eagle Service projects.  EagleServiceProjects_KCparks_R2014-9-23.pdf

Gunnar our Newest Eagle

Brian reaches Eagle!

Local Scout Races Clock to Earn Eagle Rank

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JSPP Nesting Report!

Success again! Nesting Report from JSPP! Eastern Bluebirds had six nest attempts with five of those being successful. They laid a total of twenty-seven eggs.

Baby Bluebirds at JKRB

Baby Bluebirds at JKRB. Garry Speir's reward for happily monitoring the James Kiehl nest boxes.

July 4th in the Parks!

Happy 238th Birthday, USA! 4th of July 2014!
Our three parks are cool, fun, interesting, shady, sunny, splashy,

Quail Comeback

A Northern Bobwhite was heard during our 24 june census at James Kiehl River Bend Park.  Let us know if you hear or see quail.

Outdoor Dirt

Knowledge you can dig

Find articles, commentaries, and stories by our members and guest contributors.

Poetry of Parks image  The Poetry of Parks by Brent Evans ››
  Parks are the poetry that people write upon the land...

Reality Show image  The Fabulous Reality Show by Ruth McArthur ››
  Crazed cardinal assaults auto...

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Good Reads

Interpretive Education

KCPP's interpretive signs are found throughout each park. Our interpretive signs are engaging and educationally-sound. They are terrific resources that help visitors understand and appreciate important aspects of the natural and cultural heritage of each park. We researched and complied scientific information, and fun facts!

James Kiehl River Bend Park

Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area

Joshua Springs Park and Preserve

  • Alien Invaders - Exotic Species ››
  • Coming Soon - Ecosystems
  • Coming Soon - Harvester Ants
  • Coming Soon - Herps
  • Coming Soon - Historical Usage
  • Coming Soon - Hydrology
  • Coming Soon - Animals
  • Coming Soon - Birds
  • Coming Soon - Plants