Joe Ford Nature Center is located in Owensboro, Kentucky on West 2nd Street (HWY 60 W) behind GRADD. Joe Ford Nature Park can be enjoyed at any time and serves as a trailhead for the Adkisson Greenbelt - West Owensboro Trail. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 9am and 3pm, stop in at Joe Ford Nature Center to visit our gift shop and the Joe Ford Library. Our wonderful volunteers can assist you. JFNC is also open to the community on Fridays from 9am to 12pm. JFNC may be visited on weekends by calling Deborah Branch, Director at (270) 344-0596 and scheduling a visit. Special events and our Nature Camp program sessions are on a scheduled basis. Click here to find a specific list of programs with their dates. Programs may be scheduled by contacting Joe Ford Nature Center 270-302-2755 , 270-344-0596 or email

Contact Information

Joe Ford Nature Center

3870 West 2nd Street

Owensboro, KY  42301

(270)302-2755 or 270-344-0596Joe Ford Nature Center

(270)344-0596 Deborah Branch, Director

Programs may be scheduled by contacting

Joe Ford Nature Center

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Operating Hours:Winter

Monday Closed

Tuesday/Thursday  closed

Wednesday -closed


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