Located at the Southeast corner of the Lake Quivira community is 126 acres of natural undeveloped land which is available for numerous outdoor activities. These include horse riding and hiking trails, mountain-biking, jogging, bird watching, fishing, cross country skiing, overnight camping, and the home to numerous forms of wildlife in their natural environment. In order to further expand the amenities in this location, two separate fundraising efforts were brought forward. Through the generosity and support of the LQ community, construction has now begun on a new Community Barn and Nature Center Facility, both to be located on the Equestrian Center grounds. Once completed, this area will be available to the entire community for both public and private events.
This 2,240 square foot facility provides the much needed boarding space for the integration and medical treatment of new horses brought into Lake Quivira. The building contains 3 enclosed horse stalls, access to numerous grazing areas, a wash-down area, space to store tack and feed, and will become the home of the LQ Saddle Club.
The Nature Center Facility is located at 615 Lakeshore East, and provides immediate access to eight (8) of the twelve (12) hiking trails available within the LQ Trail System and the LQ Campground. The 816 square foot building provides a climate controlled gathering space, storage areas, bathroom facilities, picnic area, and a front porch complete with drinking fountain. As the focal point of the Trail System, the facility offers interactive displays and information on the fishing, wildlife, bird viewing opportunities, and other outdoor activities at Lake Quivira.