Shipley Nature Center

Shipley Nature Center

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 17851 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Nature preserve in Huntington Beach.  Opened in 1974, this 18-acre fenced nature preserve features native plants & animals, plus trails.

Named after former Huntington Beach Mayor, Donald D. Shipley, the nature center was opened in 1974. Dr. Shipley’s vision was to have a place which reflected what California was 100 years ago.

After years of neglect, the Nature Center became overrun with invasive, exotic plant species that crowded out more desirable native plants on which local native wildlife depends. Non-native tamarisk and giant reeds depleted the ground water. Dead Monterey pines and giant reeds, were a fire risk and needed to be removed. The Blackbird Pond suffered from lack of oxygen, especially during the summer months.

Location Info

Shipley Nature Center

17851 Goldenwest St.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647