Find Your Place.

The Nature connection is dedicated to eliminating barriers to getting outside for kids and families in our community.


We are developing outdoor “places” around the community that connect our backyard to the backcountry


We’ve installed climbing boulders at the following schools:

We’re also working on…

Cedaredge Elementary
Delta High School
Delta Middle School
Garnet Mesa Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Hotchkiss K8
Paonia Elementary
North Fork Montessori at Crawford
Bicycle pump track built in cooperation with the North Fork Rec. District
StoryWalks™ at Sweitzer Lake and Crawford State Parks in cooperation with CPW and Delta County Libraries
Over 8 miles of singletrack hiking and mountain biking trails starting at The Nature Connection building in Hotchkiss
Gunnison River access at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss 

This interactive map shows the projects we have worked on since 2018. We continue to update this map as projects become approved and completed.