West Lafayette Parks and Recreation- Lilly Nature Center at the Celery Bog Nature Area
1620 Lindberg Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Due to COVID-19 the Lilly Nature Center is closed in 2020. A unique wetlands area where visitors will find some unusual plants and the opportunity to view different species of birds as well as rabbits, opossums and other small mammals. This tranquil spot for wildlife has a 4 mile paved walking trail and a 1 mile footpath with interpretive signs. The Nature Center provides learning opportunities on wetlands and is open to the public Wednesday – Sunday. Educational programs are offered throughout the year. Facility Capacity: Theater 75, Classroom 48, Meeting 38 Two meeting rooms available; a classroom that is 1260 sq. ft. and the Main room that is 2000+ sq. ft. This unique facility offers both a main room with seating space for up to 15 people in the library area and a new conference room with theater style seating for up to 75, classroom style seating for up to 48 or meeting style seating for 38. Space may be rented 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturday, and 1pm to 5pm Sunday. The facility may be used for educational, civic and other appropriate activities as determined on a case by case basis by West Lafayette Parks and Recreation, by not-for-profit or private, non-discriminatory groups or organizations. Not available for social events such as weddings and family reunions. Each group must do their own set up. Small kitchen facilities are available. Audio-visual and presentation equipment available: LCD projector. Additional rental times may be available by special arrangement. Public access to the main room of Lilly Nature Center is 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday. Lilly Nature Center is a smoke free/ alcohol free facility. Celery Bog Nature Area provides self- guided trails through over 195 acres of woods and wetlands. Nature interpretation programs may be scheduled with the Tippecanoe County Naturalist at 765-463-2306. Lilly Nature Center is located between McCormick Road and Northwestern Ave. on Lindberg Road in West Lafayette.