Build a Bridge

5/1/2024 to 5/31/2024 | Bennett Spring State Park | Lebanon, MO

Many bridges have spanned Bennett Spring throughout the park's 100 years of existence. To celebrate the park's history of bridges, visitors of all ages are invited to build a bridge over a container of water behind the nature center. All are welcome to attempt various architectural designs then use items such as Hot Wheels, army men, Barbie dolls or other items brought from home to test the functionality of their creation.

At one time, a rickety wooden footbridge was used to cross the spring. Currently, the spring has two bridges located on it: the whistle bridge and the wooden bridge. Upgrades in bridges will soon take place, and the ability to cross water into the park in a safer, more modern way will soon be coming.

Come and apply your bridge-making skills behind the nature center during the month of May. This activity will be on your own any time during daylight hours. The nature center is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bennett Spring State Park will have its 100th anniversary celebration on Oct. 5, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. More can be learned about the historic bridges at that time. More information on programs and events can be obtained by calling the park nature center at 417-532-3925.

Activity times: daylight hours

Bennett Spring State Park is located at:

26250 Highway 64A, Lebanon, MO | 417-532-4338