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Joe Ford Nature Center

2407 Ford Avenue

Owensboro Ky 42301

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Without the support of our community, Joe Ford Nature Center wouldn't be able to continue offering free programs and opportunities for people to come and commune with nature.

Operating Hours:Winter

Monday Closed

Tuesday/Thursday  closed

Wednesday -closed


Recycling can help the planet and  joe ford nature center!

Everyone knows that recycling helps our planet, but Joe Ford Nature Center has a 

few ways you can help the planet and JFNC at the same time. Aluminum cans may

be taken to Southern Recycling on Grimes Avenue in Owensboro, KY and you can

ask them to credit Joe Ford Nature Center. Every penny helps to continue Joe's

legacy! We have completed our plastic cap bench project and, with your help, we have collected enough caps to make THREE benches made of recycled plastic caps. Thank you to Ella King, Tommy and Cathy Mullins, and Joyce Yeiser for sponsoring the three benches, and THANK YOU to everyone who collected caps over the past few years. We hope you will enjoy the benches placed at Joe Ford Nature Park.

how you can help joe ford nature center

Joe Ford Nature Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing educational programs to the community at no charge. It was always Joe's wish to continue providing programs at no charge to all interested parties within our community and surrounding areas.

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

are you interested in volunteering?

If you're interested in volunteering on a regular basis or you would like to help with our family events, please click here and send us a message or call 270-302-2755.

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What would you like to see at joe ford nature center?

Do you have ideas of things you would like to see happen at JFNC? We are here to better serve our community and we are more than happy to listen to suggestions and ideas. Feel free to let us know your thoughts by sending us a message here.