Parties and Events

Choose your favorite theme and let us do the rest!  Parties at Oliver Nature Park are fun, unique, and maybe even a little educational!  Private parties can also be booked for scout troops; many themes can be modified to fill specific badge requirements, contact us for more information.

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Party Policies

  • Must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to date
  • Parties may be scheduled Mon­Sat only; dates and times vary
  • All parties have a 10-guest minimum, 20 guest maximum unless otherwise noted
  • All participating guests must be paid; parents or siblings are not charged unless they will be participating in the activity
  • All parties include a one hour program, after which guests are welcome to stay and use the picnic tables for cake/presents. Only exception is kayaking, which uses a park with no tables
  • $30 non-refundable deposit due to hold party date; will be applied to total

Parties and Events at Oliver Nature Park

Party Themes

Little Naturalists (3-5Y)

A party version of our most popular class, enjoy a nature themed craft, book and walk or other hands-on nature exploration.  Choose a topic including bugs, forest animals, fossils, flowers and more.  $10/guest

Upcycle Art (3Y+)

Everything old is ART again!  Create 3 fun crafts out of recycled materials.  $10/guest

Junior Geologists (3Y+)

Take a hike to learn about the rocks and fossils beneath us.  Choose whether to focus on rock and minerals or fossils and paleontology.  $10guest

Wild about Nature (3Y+)

Get a close look at animal specimens and our live Wildlife Ambassadors like reptiles, rabbits and more.  $10guest

Nature Hike (3Y+)

Take a hike with our naturalist to explore the park. Themed hikes include scavenger hunts, bug collection, bird watching and more.  $10/guest 

Intro to Fishing (3-16Y)

Available March - October

We supply the equipment, training and bait; your little anglers show up ready to cast a line!  $10/guest

Painting at the Park (5Y+)

Artist-led step by step nature inspired paintings great for all skill levels.  All supplies included in fees.  $27/guest

Kayaking (7Y+)

Available March - October

1.5 hr long tours of the creeks along Joe Pool Lake in our dual-seated kayaks are the perfect summer adventure!  No skills or equipment needed, adult must accompany guests ages 7-17.  $25/guest 

*12 guest min/max for kayaking