Our vision is that the Fox Fun Nature Center will ‘grow’ from the unique setting and distinctive character of the black forest by integrating the site, building, and exhibits into one holistic experience that celebrates the natural environment and fosters stewardship of the land while connecting people from all walks of life.

We are happy to announce we have partnered with TDG Architecture for the design and implementation of the new Fox Run Nature Center. Click the button below to check out the project page for project updates, public comments and surveys, and many other ways for you to be involved as we plan and build your new nature center!

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Phase 1

We are happy that the first phase of the Fox Run Nature Center has been completed with the Feasibility Report. Altitude Land Consultants, with Tremmel Design Group, started with a series of meetings with staff, stakeholders, and the public in Northern El Paso County. The purpose was to analyze and evaluate the location and research potential partnerships/collaborations, public support, revenue sources, construction costs, and long-term maintenance and staffing.

“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 and will serve local schools with a new option for field trips.

View the feasibility study here

The second step included developing a Mater Interpretive Plan, which was completed in October 2020.

View the Master Interpretive Plan here

The next steps include site plans and architectural design. With each step, we will always include public input. We will strive to make the facility fit into the park with minimal impact and opportunity for visitors to see the park and enjoy all that it has to offer. Thank you to the planning team and the numerous staff, volunteers, and residents that made the feasibility study and the Master Interpretive Plan a success. Serving Northern El Paso County and sharing the wonders of the Black Forest will strengthen the current nature centers, and programs and help us continue our mission to connect and inspire stewards for our Parks.

Phase 2

We have partnered with TDG Architecture for this project. They have created a project page that will have the most up-to-date information on the various future phases of the project (button is above).

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