26616Nature Center

Support Our Nature Center Initiative

The Nature Center Will:

The Nature Center Will:

  • Be a visible, drop-in information center for the Park’s four million annual visitors, many within a one-mile walking distance from East Harlem, Queens, and the South Bronx.
  • Offer dedicated classroom space for RIPA’s youth education programs, engaging more than 15,000 local students each year, 91% from local underserved communities.
  • Serve as base camp for college/career training and volunteer/student groups.
  • Host existing free community programming and educational field trips, including Waterfront Stewardship, Urban Farm/Nutritional Education, Summer
    Camp, and Park-as-Lab.

To learn more, please contact: [email protected]


Funding for the Nature Center

Funding Secured

  • $1.5M Champlain Hudson Power Express
  • $600K Grant Secured from NYS Parks
  • $350K Charina Endowment Fund
  • $250K Courtney Hall Classroom | Bloomberg Philanthropies and friends of Courtney Hall
  • $239K Match funds from the Manhattan Borough President
  • $100K Gray Foundation

Opportunities for Donor Recognition

  • $3M Center Recognition
  • $1.5M Entrance Hall Recognition
  • $1M Outdoor Courtyard Recognition
  • $500K Classroom Recognition
  • $250K Solar Recognition
  • $250K Windmill Recognition
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