Located just five minutes from downtown Olathe, the Prairie Center is a 300-acre tallgrass preserve and education site with trails that meander through remnant and reestablished prairie and riparian woodlands. A majority of the eight ponds on the property are intermittent wetlands for wildlife. A small lake for fishing and water studies is also on the property. "A bedrock creek provides exploration of aquatic life as well as a look back in time through the fossil remains embedded in the limestone creek bed." The Prairie Center is open to the public from dawn to dusk seven days a week for trail walking or for fishing in the lake.