Red Fox Meadows is a neighborhood natural area and an stormwater detention site. There is something for both people and wildlife here: improved habitat for wildlife, trails and reduced flood risk for people. You'll want to check out the new parking lot near the intersection of Prospect and Taft Hill roads, the outdoor classroom boardwalk and Barb McKee's Art in Public Places piece featuring a heron and cattails in the outfall structure.
More About Canal Importation Ponds & Outfall (CIPO)#
The goals of the CIPO project are to protect people and properties from flooding; take homes out of the City-regulated floodplain through improvements; and restore and enhance affected wildlife habitat and natural areas.
Red Fox Meadows is designed and managed to:
- Increase local flood protection
- Prevent stormwater pollution
- Improve water quality in streams and groundwater
- Enhance wildlife habitat
- Provide recreational and educational opportunities.
Misty Morning, Red Fox Meadows by Lin Wilder
The parking lot is just south of the Prospect/Taft Hill Road intersection at approximately 1809 Longworth Drive. Red Fox Meadows Natural Area has no entrance fee or parking fee.
Events and Activities#
- Find free educational activities and events year-round on the Events Calendar. Activities and events in June-October are also listed in the Natural Areas Explorer.
- Learn about special events and activities each month by subscribing to the Natural Areas e-newsletter.
- Check out the Natural Areas Learning Library for self-guided activities.
- Know before you go safety and recreation information.
- Core Natural Areas Management Plan
- Trail Map
- Special people have volunteered to take an active role in the stewardship of natural areas by doing monthly litter pick-ups. You can join the fun and adopt a natural area, too!
- Red Fox Meadows Reopens, an article by Dawn Wilson, volunteer Master Naturalist Assistant and Coloradoan newspaper contributor.
- Bird Checklist- Courtesy of Fort Collins Audubon Society