The Dunwoody Nature Center’s history started with Dunwoody Park as a part of America’s Bicentennial celebrations in 1975 when a group of citizens petitioned DeKalb County to purchase the acreage known as Dunwoody Park with a federal grant. We aim to inspire the love of nature and cultivate environmental understanding and stewardship through a variety of programs and activities that engage the public and provide our community with a sense of place within the natural world.
As a private, non-profit organization operating primarily out of a municipal park, the Nature Center enjoys a strong and supportive public/private partnership with the City of Dunwoody. In addition to running mission-based programs throughout the year, we are committed to enhancing and preserving Dunwoody Park for the enjoyment of the community.
We are a living lab that is constantly striving towards environmental sustainability, inclusivity, and accessibility to all.