Proposed Nature Center Floorplan
Mudd's reception area in 2019. All the beauty is still there.
by Franette Armstrong June 2018
Winter in the Nature Center
Our new Nature Center will be created in the renovated and expanded Mudd’s restaurant. A hands-on learning and activity center for year-round classes, the focus will be on nature: natural arts and crafts, gardening, sciences, conservation and natural movement.
Classes will be open to all who come on a space-available basis with only the classes for small children designated by age: Our preteen-through-adult classes will be open to everyone from ages 8 and up, so seniors and kids can be inspired by each other.
Surrounding the Nature Center is an orchard, gardens, a creek and a meadow that all will offer a hands-on, real-life component to biology, geology, botany, horticulture, art, photography and more.
The Nature Center will offer:
The Food Lab
Our new Food Lab will be a brand new
teaching and demonstration kitchen for all ages with classes in healthy eating, meal creation and cooking techniques.
Space for Events
In addition to classes and events sponsored by the Nature Park Foundation, there'll be room for corporate retreats and private parties. Rooms can be opened to each other and activities can extend out onto the patios and into the Park.
Email info@SanRamonNaturePark.org Phone 925 | 945. 6182 Mailing address 9505 Velvet Leaf Circle, San Ramon CA 94582
The Celebration Garden
Located in a private area just off the Nature Center, there'll be lovely outdoor space for classes and all kinds of celebrations...of a life, a graduation, a retirement and more.
Summer in the Food Lab
Only one block above Home Depot and one block south of Crow Canyon lies peace and quiet, beauty and nature, a year-round creek and gorgeous gardens. All there for you, your kids and grandkids and their future children.
With your help we'll add a hiking/ biking/wheel-friendly trail around the entire 10 acres, a renovated picnic area with all new amenities and an expanded Demonstration garden for school tours and every-one else to enjoy.
The Crow Canyon Community Gardens will remain and might even grow under City Management,
Preliminary Site Plan
This Site Plan, drawn for us by Gates & Associates Landscape Architects, was proposed to the San Ramon Parks Commission Facilities Sub-Committee on October 7, 2020, along with the very rough floor plan below.
The Nature Center Complex
Orchard and Demonstration Gardens
Hiking/Biking Trail Loop