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Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve

Park/Lake Information

  • 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 is open every day, dawn to dusk, and is located at 1980 Williamson Valley Road in Prescott. The 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. Our small pond is a magnet for birds and other animals as well as water-loving plants. Forty-one plants are identified along the trails and their natural history is described in an on-line guide. Signs of the Month guides have been written for most of the months of the year and are available at the nature center kiosk each month or on-line. Groups numbering ten or more must make reservations with the Recreation Services Department by calling (928) 777-1122.

2nd Annual Wildflower Celebration at the Community Nature Center!
After our summer rains, the diversity of flowers at the Center's Interior Chaparral site is truly remarkable. Explore and learn with Highlands Center for Natural History and other local Naturalists on Saturday September 13 at the CNC site, 1980 Williamson Valley Road, Prescott; wildflower walks leave every half-hour, 7:30 - 11:00 a.m.