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A few summer programs now being offered at Garden's 'hardhat' Visitor Center

       Despite continuing renovations and construction, volunteers at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center have recently scheduled a few recurring activities for the summesr.
       All are free and open to the public.
       They are:
       - Daily, guided nature walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Meet at the North Main Parking Lot, off Juniper Way Loop. At the lot, look for the guided- walks sign.
       - Wednesdays, 9 a.m., wellness walk. Meet at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m. and break into groups going on three-, two- or one-mile walks before returning to enjoy a light snack together.
       - Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m., bird viewing (including prairie falcons). From the North Main Parking Lot, walk a short distance down the paved sidewalk path to a stone circle, where volunteers will have spotting scopes and binoculars.
       The center is at 1850 N. 30th St. The access currently is up a set of steps to the south door, with an elevator available for those who need it.
       According to Bret Tennis, the Garden's parks operations administrator with City Parks, additional summer activities are being developed. “Hopefully, we will be able to plan more in the near future,” he said.
       Construction, which will include an exhibit addition, a new theater and larger interior stairway, started in January and is planned for completion by May 2015.
       For more information, call 634-6666 x0.

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 5/28/14, updated 5/29/14; Outdoors: Garden of the Gods)

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