Nature Area

Something truly special is being created here on the church campus. We are transforming an overgrown, abandoned roadway corridor into a unique nature and education space for adults and children.

At the center of the Nature Area is a new outdoor classroom for the preschool students of North Star Learning Center (NSLC), a ministry of Canyon Creek Presbyterian. Learn more about the NSLC.

On each end of the Outdoor Classroom, we plan to create a park-like setting with walking trails, seating areas, prayer and commemoration spaces, and other special features.

Master Vision

The Nature Area master vision plan shows what the space could become:

Park with trails, benches, and arbors • Prayer walk • Stations of the cross
Prayer and meditation space • Labyrinth • Memorial garden
Sitting areas • Shaded meeting places • Native plants and trees
Bird, butterfly, hummingbird, and bee haven • Sculptures • More …

Click on the plan for a full-size view.

The Butterfly Garden

The first element of the Nature Area is now complete. The ±100-sq.ft. Butterfly Garden is located in the grass area near the south end of the main parking lot.

Made possible by a grant from the Native Plant Society of Texas (http://NPSOT.org), the garden features three varieties of native milkweed plants -- the only plant on which Monarch butterflies will lay their eggs -- and 35 other native pollinator plants.  
 
If you would like to help develop or maintain this beautiful butterfly garden, contact Craig Conditt.  
 

How You Can Help

This grass-roots project needs volunteers’ time and ideas as well as donations. Church members, Scout troops, friends of the church, and community members are invited to help with the range of planning, installation, and upkeep tasks that will be needed to make the Nature Area a reality.

For more information and to learn how to contribute to this unique project, contact the project leader at CCPC.Nature.Area@gmail.com.