New Interpretive Center Project

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June 7, 2019

The official park entrance trail at Westwood Hills Nature Center will be closed June 10 - 14 due to construction activities. There are alternative access points located at gate 7 and gate 8, located on Virginia Avenue and Westwood Hills Drive. View the alternate entrances map for additional details.

Please drive carefully, park responsibly and be considerate of those who live on the streets being used for alternative parking and access points.

May 21, 2019

Westwood Hills Nature Center’s parking lot is currently closed and is being used for construction vehicles. The city has constructed a path from West Franklin Avenue to the current interpretive center building for visitors to use. During construction, parking will be on West Franklin Avenue, and visitors will be able to walk up the path to enter the nature center.

There are alternative access points located at gate 7 and gate 8, located on Virginia Avenue and Westwood Hills Drive. View the alternate entrances map for additional details.

Activities you can enjoy during construction include exploring the 3.5 miles of trails, hosting a birthday party, participating in a variety of nature programming or visiting the current interpretive center.

An arts and culture task force has been established to discuss opportunities to include art in the new interpretive building.

View the final renderings for the new Interpretive Center:

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Project Background
About the New Interpretive Building
Project History
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