The Audubon Center at Debs Park is currently closed through at least April 30th. All Debs Park hiking trails are also closed to the public until further notice, due to the mandatory citywide park closure order. We will continue to keep everyone posted in regards to the status of the Center and surrounding trails as we receive further direction from the relevant authorities, as well as the National Audubon Society. During the Center closure we will not be offering any in-person programming or events, however staff have been working hard from home to create fun and family-friendly educational activities for our social media audience, so please consider following us if you are not already doing so!
Staff have been checking in on the Center and the nursery regularly (while maintaining social distancing) and we are happy to report that the park itself is currently thriving, blossoming, and full of life. Pictured above is Blue Eyed Grass in the Center courtyard, Bush Sunflower along the driveway trail, and a water lily in the Center pond. Although the park is no longer accessible, we hope that everyone is still able to enjoy nature in some capacity during this time - whether it be in your backyard or on a walk around the neighborhood. We especially recommend backyard birding as a great way to pass the time outdoors. It’s times like this when it is especially important to remember the ways in which nature can serve to connect, heal, and ground us.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, concerns, or thoughts as we all continue to navigate these uncertain times the best that we can.