Chattahoochee Nature Center

Chattahoocee Naturre CenterThe Chattahoochee Nature Center is located on the Chattahoochee River in Roswell and sits on a beautiful site comprised of 127 acres of native plants and gardens that showcase the beauty of Georgia. It has a River Boardwalk, Discovery Center, wetland demonstration gardens and woodland trails that are home to over 30 species of wildlife. For 30 years, this facility has continued to grow and reach out to citizens as a place to explore new ideas and expand the awareness of the natural world.
A Unique Place on the Chattahoochee River
The 30 year history of the Chattahoochee Nature Center is both impressive and complex.

Founded by local citizen activists in the mid-1970s, hundreds of people have worked to build a strong grassroots environmental learning center touching the lives of more than 100,000 children and adults each year.

In Georgia, where government policy and agendas historically dominate local environmental issues, the ability for an organization to endure and grow in the private sector is limited. Strong voices have emerged from the local chapters of national environmental organizations as well as from the regional and statewide groups that serve on the leading edge of watchful citizen stewardship. But in metro Atlanta, no other place has emerged that offers people the opportunity to connect to such a broad circle of activities and experiences in the natural world: the land, the water, the wildlife, the plants, the teachers, the knowledge and the passion so freely shared with all comers. The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a unique place where people connect to each other and the land through a shared respect for nature. This is a safe place where interaction with nature excites the senses and encourages learning.