The EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park

ecocenter 111The EcoCenter located in Heron’s Head Park serves as a classroom for many local schools, community-based organizations, and government agencies. The EcoCenter’s motto of "Discovering Nature Through Hands-on Learning" is exhibited in its regular programming and seasonal workshops. Beyond the classroom, the EcoCenter includes an outdoor Nature Exploration Area, winner of UNICEF’s 2021 Cities Inspires Award, for the safe, clean, sustainable, and child-friendly environments category. Youth and families can play in the Create with Nature Zones, challenge their balance on the suspended rope bridge, hide in the tree cave or simply relax, taking in the views and reflecting on the juxtaposition of the park and its industrial surroundings.

The EcoCenter also offers day camps during the summer and special events throughout the year! Visit our website often and sign up to RPD’s newsletter to stay informed.

Visiting the EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park

Address: 32 Jennings Street, 94124

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.)
  • The EcoCenter is closed to the public throughout the month of June to the first week of August due to our annual summer camp, Wetland Explorers. 
  • Saturdays remain open and available for rentals year-round.
  • The Nature Exploration Area is open from sunrise to sunset.

EcoCenter Rentals and Permits

Due to the EcoCenter's unique purpose and location, rentals are limited to community meetings, educational community events, programs, and public workshops. If your event falls within these categories, we’d love to share this space with you. To learn more about rental guidelines and costs, please visit our Permits & Reservations page. Then, to submit a rental request, please complete the Indoor Facility Application Form.

Field Trips and Tours

Group Request Form

  1. Mar 28
  2. Explore and Learn

    Join us and our partners, Edgewood Resource Center...
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  1. Mar 31
  2. Drop-in Urban Angler Workshop

    Join our school of like-minded friends for a fin-t...
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  1. Apr 5
  2. Heron's Head Park/ GGAS Volunteer

    First Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon....
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  1. Apr 14
  2. Storytime Legends

    The Storytime Legends program engages children 1 t...
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