Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come visit anytime with anyone?


We welcome visitors from all geographical, cultural, linguistic, and diverse backgrounds, as well as visitors of all ages, genders, abilities, and indentities. We firmly believe the outdoors should be accessible and inclusive to all. We are open to the public every day from 7:00am to Sunset. If you are planning to visit with a group of more than 10 people, please email prescottnaturecenter@gmail.com or contact Prescott's Recreation Coordinator at 928-777-1558 to ensure you have the appropraite permit to proceed.




Do you offer programs for the community or just for schools?


Currently, Prescott's Community Nature Center offers programming for schools, teachers, and students during and after school hours. We also have community partners who will occasionally offer programming for the general public (ex. the Wildflower Walk). However, if you have a special request for programming, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our staff and our community partners are more than happy to collaborate with you and do our best to find or create programming for your unique situation. You can always reach us at the Contact Us page on our website or by email prescottnaturecenter@gmail.com




What amenitites are at the Community Nature Center? Is it accessible?


Prescott's Community Nature Center is a rustic adventure. As an Open Space Preserve, it does not have many of the amenities you might find at a city park. There is one all-gender handicap accessible port-a-potty. There is no drinking fountain. There are shaded benches and picnic tables, but no ramadas. Parking is limited. However, when school is not in session, you may also park in the school's parking lot across the street. There is usually a staffer at the site Monday - Friday, but this is not guaranteed. There is one loop that is accessible to wheeled mobility devices that circles the prarie and goes to the ampitheater. This trail is flat, but some of the trail is gritty and could pose a barrier to something utilizing a wheeled mobility device. The remaining trails can be rocky, steep, sandy, muddy, and more depending on the location & recent weather. Always make smart & safe decisions when deciding to go outdoors alone or with others. - Do not allow minors on the property unattended - Bring plenty of water & sun protection - Bring the appropriate clothing & gear for the season and weather - Bring food or snacks if you plan to stay for an extended period of time - Be able to identify and avoid stinging insects and poisionous plants - Make smart & safe choices around tall rocks that pose a risk of falling - Move slowely and safely over rough or uneven terrain Leave No Trace! (please pick up after yourself, your dog, and anyone in your group)




Can I host a program or event at the Community Nature Center?


Yes, Prescott's Community Nature Center has a long history of working with community members and local organizations to host programs and events at our 18 acre preserve. However, if you are planning to host a program or event, or come to the site in a group of more than 10 people, you must apply for a permit through the City of Prescott's Recreation Services Department for safety, scheduling, and liability purposes. If you would like to hold a special event, please visit the City's Special Events page and follow the instructions there: http://www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-events/programs-special-events/special-events




Who do I contact to report a concern about the Community Nature Center?


As an Open Space Preserve of the City of Prescott, all concerns are reported directly to Prescott's Recreation Services Department and not the staff at the Community Nature Center. Please call the City's Recreation Coordinator at 928-777-1558 to find the appropriate avenue to address your concern.