Killens Pond Nature Center

Killens Pond Nature Center


Killens Pond Nature Center

Visitors to the park’s nature center experience live animal exhibits featuring native reptiles and amphibians. The Pileated Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler and Barred Owl can often be heard in the woods at the park - explore the surrounding wooded trails along the pond's edge or simply take in the sights and sounds from the covered deck. This facility is also available for special event rentals.


Upcoming Events

Leave it to Beavers!

Sunday, December 4, 2022

1:00 PM

Have you ever seen a tree chewed on by beavers and wanted to learn more about them? Join a naturalist to learn all about beavers. Program meets at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DRNEC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free

Add to Calendar 12/4/2022 1:00:00 PM 12/4/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Leave it to Beavers! Have you ever seen a tree chewed on by beavers and wanted to learn more about them? Join a naturalist to learn all about beavers. Program meets at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DRNEC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free Killens Pond

Terrific Tracks and Traces

Saturday, December 10, 2022

1:00 PM

Animals leave many signs that they are around even when you can’t see them. Come find out which animals make certain tracks and what other signs they may leave. Program meets at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DRNEC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free

Add to Calendar 12/10/2022 1:00:00 PM 12/10/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Terrific Tracks and Traces Animals leave many signs that they are around even when you can’t see them. Come find out which animals make certain tracks and what other signs they may leave. Program meets at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DRNEC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free Killens Pond

Forever Green: Evergreen Hike

Saturday, December 17, 2022

1:00 PM

Winter is not the best time for most trees, but some stay green all year. Join nature center staff to find out why evergreen trees are -forever green- and hike part of the pondside trail to see what type of evergreens are here. Program meets at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DRNEC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free

Add to Calendar 12/17/2022 1:00:00 PM 12/17/2022 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Forever Green: Evergreen Hike Winter is not the best time for most trees, but some stay green all year. Join nature center staff to find out why evergreen trees are -forever green- and hike part of the pondside trail to see what type of evergreens are here. Program meets at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DRNEC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free Killens Pond

PaintNite by Day Fundraiser for the Friends of Killens Pond State Park

Saturday, January 14, 2023

1:00 PM

Help the Friends of Killens Pond State Park raise money and have fun doing it! This PaintNite by Day fundraiser will be lead by a local artist. All experience levels encouraged. Program meets at the nature center and will last 2 hours. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DRNEC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information and how to pre-register. $35/painter.

Add to Calendar 1/14/2023 1:00:00 PM 1/14/2023 3:00:00 PM America/New_York PaintNite by Day Fundraiser for the Friends of Killens Pond State Park Help the Friends of Killens Pond State Park raise money and have fun doing it! This PaintNite by Day fundraiser will be lead by a local artist. All experience levels encouraged. Program meets at the nature center and will last 2 hours. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DRNEC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information and how to pre-register. $35/painter. Killens Pond

Winter Hiking Series #1

Sunday, January 15, 2023

1:00 PM

Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 0.5 mile long and will begin at the nature center. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free

Add to Calendar 1/15/2023 1:00:00 PM 1/15/2023 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hiking Series #1 Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 0.5 mile long and will begin at the nature center. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free Killens Pond

Walking and Wellness: For Humans and Nature

Sunday, January 22, 2023

1:00 PM

There’s an intersection between how humans live and how the native ecosystem thrives - how do we walk that line? Join us while we hike the trails and discuss some of the ways humans coexist with the natural world. Program starts at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free

Add to Calendar 1/22/2023 1:00:00 PM 1/22/2023 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Walking and Wellness: For Humans and Nature There’s an intersection between how humans live and how the native ecosystem thrives - how do we walk that line? Join us while we hike the trails and discuss some of the ways humans coexist with the natural world. Program starts at the nature center. Call the nature center at 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to register and for more information; pre-registration required. Free Killens Pond

Winter Hiking Series #2

Saturday, January 28, 2023

1:00 PM

Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 0.8 mile long and meet at the sports complex parking lot. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free

Add to Calendar 1/28/2023 1:00:00 PM 1/28/2023 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hiking Series #2 Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 0.8 mile long and meet at the sports complex parking lot. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free Killens Pond

Winter Hiking Series #3

Saturday, February 11, 2023

1:00 PM

Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 1.1 miles long and will begin at the nature center. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free

Add to Calendar 2/11/2023 1:00:00 PM 2/11/2023 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hiking Series #3 Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 1.1 miles long and will begin at the nature center. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free Killens Pond

Winter Hiking Series #4

Saturday, February 25, 2023

1:00 PM

Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 1.5 miles long and will begin at the campground overflow parking lot. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free

Add to Calendar 2/25/2023 1:00:00 PM 2/25/2023 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hiking Series #4 Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 1.5 miles long and will begin at the campground overflow parking lot. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free Killens Pond

Winter Hiking Series #5

Saturday, March 11, 2023

1:00 PM

Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 2.5 miles long and will begin at the nature center. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free

Add to Calendar 3/11/2023 1:00:00 PM 3/11/2023 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Winter Hiking Series #5 Stay motivated to get outside and hike this winter! Join a naturalist twice a month on a group hike at Killens Pond State Park. Hikes will begin short and get progressively longer as the year goes on (0.5 - 3.1 miles). This week's hike will be 2.5 miles long and will begin at the nature center. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free Killens Pond

First Hike of Spring!

Saturday, March 25, 2023

1:00 PM

Join naturalists for the final hike of the winter hiking series on our first hike of spring! This week's hike will be 3.1 miles long and will begin at sports complex parking lot. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free

Add to Calendar 3/25/2023 1:00:00 PM 3/25/2023 2:30:00 PM America/New_York First Hike of Spring! Join naturalists for the final hike of the winter hiking series on our first hike of spring! This week's hike will be 3.1 miles long and will begin at sports complex parking lot. Dogs on leash welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to pre-register and for more information. Free Killens Pond