Joe Ford Nature Center is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3), organization.  We are dedicated to educating the community about the natural world around us including the plant and animal wildlife that inhabit it.  We host nature based educational events to foster an appreciation of nature and wildlife such as field trips, nature based educational presentations and seasonal nature camps. We offer events and services for our community to explore and rediscover the natural world in hopes to help reconnect each person with nature and instill the importance of the conservation of green spaces around us and the wildlife that coexist there.


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"The best little nature center around."

Photographs by: Larry Bidwell,  Deborah Branch, Jessie Parsons, Mike Robinson, Bob Christie

Muir reminds us: "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."

Due to COVID-19 and having a shortage of Staff and Volunteers, Joe Ford Nature Center may be closed during certain times. Please contact us for more information.

Current Hours of Operation:

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9AM-12PM

Tuesday: 10AM-12PM


Thursday: 9AM-12PM

Friday: Appointment only

Saturday: Closed for Special Events

Trails are open 365 days a year during Daylight hours unless noted otherwise