Educational Activities

Ford's Pond Birding

Ford’s Pond is a Birding Hot-Spot with over 200 species recorded.

The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society hosts birding events at the park. Visit the UVAS for more information.

Visit eBird for the current species list.

Walking Events

We co-host walking events with Thrive Umpqua – A Certified Blue Zones Community – to promote a healthier lifestyle by walking in nature with others.

An energetic group and their pups enjoyed an “after-work” walk around Ford’s Pond for National Walking Day 2022.

Environmental Education

Ford’s Pond offers a wide range of environmental education opportunities. School groups and local clubs have begun to use the park for conducting nature study, scavenger hunts, geocaching events, and for natural history presentations from local resource managers.

The Friends are currently developing a series of interpretive panels on the habitats, flora, and fauna found at the park to allow for self-study and exploration.