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The EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park
The 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
- 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.
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