Culinary camping: nature center presents Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking

Natalie WardCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s Prairie Park Nature Center is hosting a culinary program focusing on cooking with a campfire and a Dutch oven.

Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking invites participants ages seven years-old and older how to prepare meals with a Dutch oven and a fire. Various camping recipes such as biscuits, bread and stews will be explored and demonstrated. The program is 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Cost is $15 per participant. A registered adult must accompany children seven years-old to 14 years-old.

Registration may be done online at or at any recreation facility, including: Prairie Park Nature Center; Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St. or the Administrative Offices in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For additional information, please contact the nature center at (785) 832-7980.