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Heron's Head Park Nature Exploration Area

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20220625_mdurana_EcoCenter-8104-2048x1364Inspired by the Children & Nature movement to get kids to unplug and reconnect with the outdoors, the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department and the Port of San Francisco in collaboration with SF Children & Nature installed a Nature Exploration Area (NEA) at Heron’s Head Park. We teamed up with play experts at KABOOM! and leaders in nature play design at Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds with generous funding from Kaiser Permanente to create a unique space where kids and families can gather, create, and play.

The Nature Exploration Area expands the role of Heron’s Head Park as an environmental education hub for youth. Steps away from the NEA is the EcoCenter, a space for science and ecology-related workshops and classes. Owned and managed by the Port and Operated by Rec and Park, the EcoCenter is an off-the-grid facility with its own solar energy system, living roof, wastewater treatment and rainwater harvesting and reuse systems.

More info at Herons Head » SF Children & Nature ( 

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