We have a lot of beautiful parks in the Cedar Valley. Lots of water, green grass, trees... In the case of Hartman Reserve, we have all those in one place! But before you venture over to Hartman Reserve, here are some important policy changes this station recieved in a press release from Hartman Reserve. That you will want to be aware of as we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Hartman Reserve buildings are now open to only registered summer camp and program participants.
  • Anyone entering the nature center buildings will be asked to wear a mask as per Black Hawk County policy.
  • The restroom that is accessible from the outdoors the interpretive building is now open daily from sunrise to sunset.
  • Trails are always open sunrise to sunset.
  • The Interpretive Center Community Room and Buckles Building are available for rent if State of Iowa guidelines for public and private gatherings are followed. (For more info on this, call 319-277-2187)
  • Summer youth camps are being offered with adjustments made for social distancing and other safety factors.
  • 2nd Sunday Speaker Series is now offered as a free virtual program every second Sunday of the month at 2:00 through the Hartman website and Facebook pages.
  • Forest bathing for adults is now offered as a virtual experience, with in-person walks planned for the future.
  • Participants need only to have their cell phone to experience the audio-only forest bathing event by themselves on a trail at Hartman Reserve, at any natural setting of their choice, or even in their own backyard.
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