Operating Hours:

Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 4pm

Friday 9am - 12pm

Walking trails are  open for your enjoyment 365 days a year during daylight hours.


At Joe Ford Nature Center, we want to connect people to nature while having a great time as a family. Each year, JFNC offers Music in the Park and other nature related programs.  In 2018 Joe Ford Nature will be offering Nature Camp in June and July and during the Fall and Winter break.  These programs are designed for 7-13 year old with hands on nature experience.   The summer of September 2018 we are going to have Family Jamboree, popcorn, face painting, balloon animals and music.  This is a new event and is currently being constructed. 

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With any nonproft we must earn money.  May 5 and November 10, we will sponsor booth space for rent.  Rent a space and bring either your yard sale items or crafts.  Tables will be provided for an extra charge.  For more information contact us at 270-344-0596 or email the Director at jfncdirector2017@gmail.com. 


June and July will be our Nature Camp.  Every Wednesday and one Thursday July 5, 2018, Nature Camp will be for 7-10 yr old from 9:00am-11:30am and 11-13 yr old  from 1pm-3:30pm.   Many hand ons activities and quest speakers.  Children may also particpate in helping create our soon coming Nature Play.  This is an activity that you do not want your children to miss.

Winter Break Camp will be announced when the school schedule has been established.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JOE FORD NATURE CENTER AT 270-302-2755, 270-344-0596 OR EMAIL jfncdirector2017@gmail.com