Joe Ford Nature Park is a special use park acquired in 1998 and located near the intersection of the Wendell Ford Expressway and Hwy 60 West,behind the Green River Area Development District (GRADD) Office. Named in honor of Joe Ford who developed the 15 acre woodland into an outdoor classroom. The park also serves as a trailhead for the Adkisson Greenbelt Park – West Owensboro Trail and has a Nature Center  (270-302-2755). Please check our Facebook page, Joe Ford Nature Center, for weekly schedule.

Walking trails are open for your enjoyment 365 days a year during daylight hours.


  • Joe Ford Nature Center
  • Nature Trails – .97 miles
  • Adkisson Greenbelt Trailhead and parking
  • Picnic tables