Friends of the Houston Nature Center

A nonprofit organization

16 donors

Trailhead of the Root River Trail, with hands-on displays, a natural playground, and educational programs onsite.

For a number of years running, the Houston Nature Center and Trailhead Park have held the title of "the greatest little trailhead in the state".  Many people are surprised to find out that the Houston Nature Center is owned, operated, and funded solely by the City of Houston (population: 978), with no ongoing County, State or Federal support.  The Nature Center generates some income each year through gift shop sales and program fees, but these revenues fall far short of covering all yearly expenses.
Donations have become a staple of our budget. The City of Houston is only able to fund the bare bones of heat, utilities, two part-time staff positions, and a very small amount for office supplies, displays and program development.  Without donations, the Houston Nature Center would be almost entirely empty.  Most of what you see inside our facility, and the natural playground itself, was donated or paid for by donations.  Donors are the secret to our success, and this is where you come in!

Thank you so much for your support!

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Friends of the Houston Nature Center

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PO BOX 731 215 Plum Street




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