Jordan River Nature Center

The Jordan River Nature Center 

The upcoming Jordan River Nature Center will be an incredible community resource connecting the Salt Lake community with the outdoors. It will provide easy access to the Jordan River and adjacent paved trail, and serve as a place for people to connect with nature in a variety of ways. Whether you're interested in educational workshops, children's activities, birding, hiking, or enjoying native pollinator gardens, the Nature Center will have something for everyone! 

How Can You Help? Volunteer with the Jordan River Nature Center

Our educators are connecting residents with the river, its ecology, and life that depends upon it! You can help by applying to volunteer alongside us. We are currently seeking individuals and groups interested in volunteering to assist with various ongoing and stand-alone projects. Experience in education or communication, river ecology/trail work, or environmental education is preferred, but not required.  Follow the links below to submit your application.

Individual Volunteers     Group Volunteers

Coming Soon: Tracy Aviary's Jordan River Nature Center!

Tracy Aviary staff and board at Nature Center press eventTracy Aviary staff and board members attend a press event announcing the Jordan River Nature Center.

A new story begins...

Tracy Aviary is excited to announce that we will be opening a second location: the Jordan River Nature Center! Located at 1100 West on 3300 South in South Salt Lake, the Nature Center will activate land that was previously James Madison Park as a community resource to connect people with the Jordan River.

Nature Center Press Event Ben McAdamsSalt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams speaks at the press event announcing the Jordan River Nature Center.

We are happy and appreciative to have the support of the Jordan River Commission, the Utah State Legislature, Salt Lake County, and South Salt Lake in this endeavor. The Jordan River Nature Center will be a multi-million dollar facility, full of opportunities for both active recreation and quiet reflection in nature.

Jordan River Nature Center Phase 2 rendering aerial view

Starting This Fall!

As we raise funds for our full facility, we are building a transitional Jordan River Nature Center campus in Fall 2019. This campus will have a classroom building and a bike rental station. The classroom will be a community meeting space and provide our educators with an on-site headquarters from which to offer engaging nature programs. The bike rental station will make it easy for families to go for a ride on the Jordan River Parkway Trail—no need to maintain and haul your own bikes!

Rendering of transitional campus of Tracy Aviary's Jordan River Nature Center

Private Programs for Your Community Organization

We are partnering with community organizations to provide educational programming focused on the Jordan River in cities along the entire Jordan River corridor. This programming is offered free thanks to funding from the Utah State Legislature provided to us through the Jordan River Commission. Organizations interested in partnering with us to bring Jordan River programming to their community may fill out a program request form here or contact Anne Terry at .

DSC 0220Nature walks like this one are just one of many Jordan River-focused programs we are offering to our community organization partners.