Here's a fantastic place to go and unwind and enjoy nature in the middle of the city. Riparian Preserve offers miles of very easy trails with abundant wildlife. Friday and Saturday evenings the telescope is open for the public to go in and look at the stars. The volunteers who run the telescope are knowledgeable and very friendly. They are willing to share what they know or simply chat. There is one pond where you can feed the ducks and many others teeming with wildlife. This place is truly a hidden gem! It's a nice escape from the city, with little creeks and lots of water and beautiful plants.