School tours for grades K-6, birding, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, walking trails, Redwood trees, meadows, Sycamores, Blackbird Pond, and interpretive center.
Opened in 1974, the Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre fenced natural area within Huntington Beach Central Park. Named after former Mayor Donald D. Shipley, the center is owned by the City of Huntington Beach. The Nature Center includes 4,000 feet of trails that meander through several habitats, including oak woodlands, Torrey pines, meadows, and Blackbird Pond, a natural freshwater wetland with mature willows, and sycamores.
Solar chimneys are passive solar ventilation systems. Shafts connect the interior and exterior of the building. The functioning can be improved by glazing and using thermal mass materials. Learn more about solar.