Silo Lookout Intermittently Closed

11/2/16 1:00 PM UPDATE:

As we continue to experience unseasonably warm temperatures, staff may choose to close Silo Lookout in Turkey Run Park due to the swarming of paper wasps. For your safety, please respect any closures and posted signs.

Read more about this interesting phenomena in these blog posts from park staff.

Silo Lookout  Wasps - Take II by Zone Gardener Chris Erickson

The Silo Center has some new friends . . . by Education Specialist Olivia Kaiser

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10/14/16 10:00 AM UPDATE:

Staff have re-opened Silo Lookout in Turkey Run Park, but visitors are advised to enter at their own risk.

The paper wasps on Silo Lookout are seeking warmth as winter approaches. This seasonal wasp activity is all part of the natural cycle. If you are allergic to wasps, please consider visiting another time of year.

Staff will continue to monitor the wasp presence and will close Silo Lookout if it's deemed necessary. 

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10/10/16 1:45 PM UPDATE:

Silo Lookout in Turkey Run Park will close at 2:30pm on Monday, October 10. Staff will continue to monitor the area. Thank you for your patience, and please continue to check back here for the latest updates.

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10/10/16 9:30 AM UPDATE: 

Staff have re-opened Silo Lookout in Turkey Run Park, but visitors are advised to enter at their own risk.

The paper wasps on Silo Lookout are seeking warmth as winter approaches. This seasonal wasp activity is all part of the natural cycle. If you are allergic to wasps, please consider visiting another time of year.

Staff will continue to monitor the wasp presence and will close Silo Lookout if it's deemed necessary. Please check back here for the latest updates.

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10/6/16 3:45 PM UPDATE:

The Silo Lookout at Brown-Forman Silo Center in Turkey Run Park is closed until further notice as staff work to manage a nest of paper wasps. This type of behavior by paper wasps is completely normal, especially when they've found a cozy, warm spot to inhabit, such as the dome of our beloved silo.

We appreciate your patience as we work with professionals to resolve the issue. Please check back here for the latest updates.

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10/6/16 10:00 AM UPDATE:

The Silo Lookout at Brown-Forman Silo Center in Turkey Run Park has re-opened to visitors. Thank you for your patience!

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The Silo Lookout located at Brown-Forman Silo Center in Turkey Run Park will be closed throughout the rest of the day on Wednesday, October 5. We hope to re-open the Lookout Thursday, October 6. Please check back here for the latest updates.

Thank you for your patience!

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