Nature House Open and Programs Restarted

We are pleased to announce the Nature House has reopened on a limited schedule (M-F, 9AM to 3PM) with COVID-19 social distancing and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols in effect.


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Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a wild oasis in the heart of the urban landscape and includes two distinct ecosystems, a beautiful marshland around Swan Lake and the rocky, oak-forested highlands of Christmas Hill. Both habitats are home to an incredible array of native plants and wild animals.

The Sanctuary is a living classroom fostering a greater understanding of nature through direct experience. Educational programs are available for all ages that encourage stewardship of the natural environment. To protect our native plants and animals, please remember that dogs are not permitted in the Sanctuary.

Managed by a non-profit society, this urban refuge provides an exceptional opportunity to bring people and nature together.

We welcome you to explore and discover.

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Collaboration to accomplish together what cannot be done alone

Commitment to fostering community understanding of our work

Excellence in conservation, education and innovation

Respect for the land we steward, the ecosystems within it, and the people who care for it