Plan Your Visit
Our Trails are FREE and OPEN to the public from sunrise to sunset all year long.
Dunwoody Nature Center
5343 Roberts Drive
Dunwoody GA 30338
We share our entrance with the Austin Elementary School main entrance. Continue down the driveway, passing the school entrance on your right.
MARTA Bus Routes
Route 150 will take you to DNC, and route 129 comes reasonably close — please see the MARTA Website for schedules and maps.
Take Time to Embrace Nature
With 22 acres and four distinct habitats, there is a lot to see and do. Here are the highlights to help you plan your next visit.
2 miles of woodland hiking trails traverse a number of different habitats including Piedmont forest and wetlands.
Wildcat Creek is truly the heart of the Nature Center. The Nature Center is often referred to as the crown jewel of Dunwoody parks, and Wildcat Creek serves as the shining gem of this crown.
Features modern play equipment in a unique, shaded setting. It is filled with a huge structure for older kids with two tall slides and a smaller structure for toddlers. There are also two climbing towers (one spins!), a giant rope swing, a new-school teeter-totter, flat-bottom swings, and more.
The bees are back with colorful new hives! Each hive has a distinct mural design. Come see them all!
In 2021, an Observation Hive was built and is open during programs and special events. Check it out to see if the hive is open when you're visiting.
Master Gardeners curate and cultivate all the gardens at the Nature Center. We invite you to take a stroll through these pollinator-friendly-pathways.
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific point and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that general location.
Hammocks In The Forest
Deep in our forest under the trees, hammocks can be found swinging in the breeze.
The tree swings are on your left as you enter the Nature Center from Roberts Drive. Swing and spin from the trees to your heart’s content.
Play Me Again Piano
Our friends at Play Me Again Pianos procured “Claude” for us and our neighbors at Walton High School spruced him up for our park. Come check out this “smile generator” and tickle the ivories as you relax within the natural beauty of our park.
Learn about the great diversity of plant and animal life in the wetlands without damage to this fragile but hard-working ecosystem. You can do all of this without getting your shoes dirty, thanks to hard-working volunteers who created the wetlands boardwalk.
Head to the treehouse for classes and camps, overnights, birthday parties or just stop by on your way through and enjoy a tree top perspective over the wetlands.
Crean ECO Nature Classroom
Our ECO Classroom was made with two repurposed shipping containers and features a rooftop garden and sprinkler system. See if you can spot it as you pull into the parking lot!