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Richardson Nature Center

8737 East Bush Lake Road

Located within Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Richardson Nature Center is the largest of Three Rivers' nature centers. Inside, enjoy colorful clay mosaics by artist Chris Tully that cover the exhibit area walls, view interpretive displays, visit live animals and raptors, or observe birds in our backyard wildlife viewing area.

The interpretive area surrounding the building features hiking trails that weave between diverse habitats, including marshes, oak forests and restored prairie. Along the trails, visitors might spot some of the varied wildlife that live in the park, such as deer, fox, coyote, muskrats, and turkeys. Many species of birds can be observed in the area seasonally. Cell phone audio stops, trail guides, exploration kits and interpretive signs are available throughout the park. 

The Nature Exploration Area encourages free play in the outdoors. Children can explore, dig and build while adults play along or observe nearby.


Brian Bostwick

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Truly a treasure! Amazing, knowledgeable staff who can make everything interesting and fun for all ages. We went to the Easter egg hunt. It snowed a foot the night before and they had a contingency plan that was executed perfectly. They also do birthdays with a guest animal and the weekly classes fill up super quick for a reason.

Amanda Mckee

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Great place to visit as a family. We took our toddler and had a good time. Next time I'll be bringing my off-roading stroller though because most paths aren't paved

Lisa Thompson

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
I love coming here to walk the trails with my kids, let them play in the fort-building area, and hang out in the nature center. The indoor and outdoor spaces are clean and well-kept. Beautiful.

Donald Beduhn

Friday, July 27, 2018
great Nature center for our 5 and 7 year old grandkids. Plus very nicely laidout trails.

virginia Thilmany

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
My grandson had the best time!! We played in the log tunnel & walked on the trails. We even saw turkeys! Inside he loved the puppets and fishing puzzles.

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