Temple Parks & Recreation in conjunction with the City of Belton Parks & Recreation and the United States Army Corps of Engineers has officially reopened Miller Springs Nature Center to the public as of 8:00 am, Thursday, May 31st. This 260 acre scenic natural area is located on Highway 2271 north of the Lake Belton Spillway between the cities of Belton and Temple, TX and will now be open from 8:00 a.m. – dusk each day of the year. The area features scenic overlooks, natural winding trails, water ways and wildlife.
After learning of the Center’s closure in 2017 and the community’s interest in keeping the area open to the public, the City of Temple entered into a partnership with the City of Belton and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to develop a cooperative plan to reopen the area in the summer of 2018.
“We knew we could not let this unique property close down, but also knew this was going to be a huge undertaking and couldn’t do it alone,” said Kevin Beavers, Director of Temple Parks & Recreation. “Many repairs and maintenance issues needed to be addressed to make the area safe for visitors once again. After several volunteer clean up days and the dedication of two full-time City of Temple Parks Maintenance employees, the Center is now ready to reopen.”