Size: 1,025 acres
Status: In Progress
Program: Master plan for sustainable site development, new construction, and preservation of existing historic structures in a woodland nature center
Cincinnati Nature Center
The Rowe Woods at Cincinnati Nature Center is comprised of 1,025 acres of eastern deciduous forest, former agricultural fields, streams, and pond habitats. Rowe Woods provides more than 16 miles of hiking trails and 29 buildings of various sizes, conditions, and vintage, including the original 1970’s Rowe Visitor Center and two historic lodges.
TKWA was hired to lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop a ten-year program and facility master plan to: 1) locate new site features, focused on a nature pre-school, a natural free play space, an all-persons interpretive trail, a wetlands and forest canopy walk, and parking expansion, and 2) inventory and assess current facilities and define facility improvements for the visitor center and educational venues.