Northern El Paso County Nature Center in Fox Run Regional Park – Master Interpretive Plan

The vision for the Northern Nature Center in Fox Run Regional Park is built on many years of successful operation, management, and community service at El Paso County’s Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers. The popularity and record of impact of these existing facilities illustrates the potential of the Northern Nature Center to educate and inspire a new generation of outdoor stewards in El Paso County. This location expands the ecosystem themes to include the ponderosa forest ecosystem of the Black Forest and the Palmer Divide.


Based on detailed site analysis, extensive public input, discussions with stakeholders, thorough financial analysis, and a desire for a site that inspires and captivates, the Feasibility Study recommends Fox Run Regional Park as the location for a Nature Center in Northern El Paso County.” The public support and popularity of the park will provide a great start to the new nature center programs and events. For several years the nature camps in Fox Run Regional Park have filled to capacity and guided hikes and programs are always very popular. The park also offers a wonderful example of the greater Black Forest ecology.