Building Community through Ecology, Events, and Education

Headwaters Center is a non-profit community center in Winter Park that has become the hub for entertainment, events, and higher education. And in 2019, Headwaters Center will add water education through a highly interactive, one-of-a-kind experience—Headwaters River Journey, our water-focused exhibit, which is currently under construction and slated to open mid next year.

Fun Times Had…
The event space and full-service kitchen at Headwaters Center have been in use since May of this year. The Center has hosted several events, and we hope you enjoyed a few, including: free community yoga; “Culinary Night Out”; “Fall Fest”; “Pumpkin Carving”; and collaborative events with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, including “The Divine Art of Beer Pairing” and “A Night in Space.”

Headwaters Center has also hosted educational classes in the Higher Minds Loft, in conjunction with Grand County Higher Education. In addition, other organizations have held numerous fundraisers, dinners, and networking sessions at Headwaters Center.

Many people are parking at Headwaters Center to hop on the Fraser River Trail (adjacent to the Center) to enjoy the wetlands, water, and riparian scenery.

…And More Fun Coming Soon
On the near horizon are more “Culinary Night Out” events, free community yoga, free cookie decorating for the holidays, and a New Year’s Eve party with live music jointly organized with the Grand County Blues Society. For more information, be sure to visit our site at

Next year our outdoor venue will be available for fresh-air events such as concerts or plays, and it will be used for additional space for corporate retreats, receptions, and other gatherings.

Did You Know?
Headwaters Center has been designed from the ground up to be an “off the grid” facility that derives all of its power from non-electric grid sources. The Center is powered by the sun. Headwaters uses and stores all of the solar energy to power the building. Since solar power and batteries use Direct Current, Headwaters Center distributes Direct Current all the way through the building to power its lights, HVAC equipment, security, audio, and video systems. Staying Direct Current end-to-end on these systems (never converting to Alternating Current) is the most efficient way to distribute power, which demonstrates Headwaters Center’s commitment to conservation of energy in all forms. You may be wondering, what happens when the sun doesn’t shine? When solar is not available, Headwaters Center is powered by natural gas prime power generators.

Get Involved – We Need You!
Headwaters Center is first and foremost a community center. Whether you host an event at the Center, or you’d like to take ownership in planning an event, we have opportunities to become involved. Students can meet community service requirements, organizations can offer events valued by the community, and volunteers can give their time to something meaningful.

The building of Headwaters Center is being funded by the Sprout Foundation, as a continued commitment to preserving the environment and enriching the community.

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