Parks & Lakes
Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve
- Summer Hours:(Memorial day-Labor day)7:00 AM - Sunset
- Winter Hours:
7:00 AM - Sunset
- Free parking
Located at 1981 Williamson Valley Road.
The Community Nature Center has 1.5 miles of trails for hiking, birding and nature study. There is a Habitat Garden with over 25 named species of native plants chosen for their drought resistance and appeal to pollinators. History buffs will appreciate the Hardyville Road exhibit and log cabin. The pond is a magnet for birds and other animals and water-loving plants. Forty-one plants are identified along the trails and their natural history is described in an on-line guide. Guides have been written for most of the months of the year and are available at the nature center kiosk or on-line. Groups numbering ten or more must make reservations with Parks and Recreation. Please consult the Site Use Policies below for more information.