Lions Park Urban Forestry Interpretive Center
There are three components to the Urban Forestry Interpretive Center:
The components are connected by a sidewalk that adjoins the paved path to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Discovery Pond, the Rotary Century Plaza and the Old West Museum.
- Tree House
- "Who Crossed My Path" animal tracks
- Nature Center.
|The Tree House
The tree house, with decks at 4 feet, 10 feet, 14 feet, and 20 feet high, provide a "birds eye" view of life in the urban forest. An interpretive sign on each deck of the tree house has information relating to the tree roots, the trunk and the crown and their affect on the urban animal, birds and insect life.
|"Who Crossed My Path" Animal Tracks
Urban animal and bird tracks are found in the sidewalk adjacent to the nature center and tree house. A brochure, describing how the animals and birds help to create an urban forest, is available in the nature center. Some of the animals that you will be introduced to are a raccoon, a beaver, a skunk and an owl.
The Nature Center contains visual and hands-on displays for people of all ages and levels of learning, concerning the natural world of trees, birds, insects and urban wildlife. Displays depict a tree's life, seed collection, anatomy of a tree trunk and limbs, good and bad insects and a bird nest collection.
Russ Hamilton, local artist, painted the mural depicted at the right in the Nature Center.
|Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power
City of Cheyenne 1% personnel
Cook-McCann Concrete Inc.
Creative Concrete Inc.
John and Joanne Cornelison
Excel Energy of Cheyenne
|JR's Tree Experts - Jeff Marsolek
Laramie County Recreation Board
Milliron T. J. Outfitting Inc. - Taft Love
Pacific Power of Wyoming
Rande Pouppirt, Architect
Seed & Weed Garden Club
|U.S.D.A. Forest Service|
Weydeveld Woodworks - Carter Weydeveld
Women's Civic League of Cheyenne
Wyoming Community Forestry Council
Wyoming Community Foundation
Wyoming State Forestry Division
Please contact us for more information by Email or at (307) 637-6428.