Hayward's Sulphur Creek Nature Center and Shoreline Interpretive Center allow community members to get up close and personal with local wildlife and ecosystems. Both facilities are operated by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.
Sulphur Creek Nature Center
Sulphur Creek Nature Center is a Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center. Staff and volunteers provide wildlife rehabilitation to hundreds of native wild animals that are sick, orphaned, or injured. In addition, they offers extensive wildlife education to all ages. Bring your family or class to the Sulpher Creek Center off of D Street, or have them bring animals to your classroom or home.
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is a wonderful place to learn about the ecology of the San Francisco Bay Estuary. At the base of the Hayward-San Mateo bridge, the Center features exhibits, programs, and activities designed to inspire a sense of appreciation and stewardship for the bay and its inhabitants. They also have naturalists that give weekend interpretive programs.
East Bay Parks and Recreation Resources
The East Bay Parks and Recreation District is responsible for the protection of all wildlife within its parks. The District maintains a resources page on the diverse birds, mammals, reptiles, and invertebrates that live in east bay parks.
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