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Paths to Discovery

The Campaign for the new Willow River Nature Center

 

New Nature Center

Our region has the natural beauty. We have the experts and dedicated volunteers to help us maximize enjoyment of that beauty. Now we need an exceptional focal point, a gathering place that welcomes not only those who come to learn or play, but also tells the story of the land they are about to enjoy. What we envision will put our bond, our legacy, our responsibility into context for all who come.


A successful capital campaign will allow us to replace the current, aging building with a new and larger facility sited near the current location, nestled into the surrounding natural environment. A bright, welcoming design will meet the needs of all anticipated users, including casual visitors, school groups, campers, hikers and skiers.

The new Nature Center will be designed as a destination and a springboard to outdoor activity, attracting more visitors to the park and to the programming our Friends group offers. Together, we can create this state-of-the-art facility that will inspire and serve our growing community for generations to come and embrace the opportunity to partner with local health care agencies and initiatives to improve our state’s overall health and well-being.

View the concept drawings of the new nature center.