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Sulphur Creek Nature Center

1801 D Street

Sulphur Creek Nature Center is a wildlife rehabilitation and education facility situated in a serene 10-acre canyon near downtown Hayward, California. Each year, the center focuses on preserving the wildlife of today by caring for over 900 injured and orphaned wild animals while working to preserve the wildlife of tomorrow through over 1000 educational programs. Operated by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.


Sascha Fahrner

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Great place. We rented a picnic area for my son’s birthday. Reserving was a simple phone call and easy to do. The area is nice, the outdoors is great. Lots of animals to see, and the staff is outstanding. We are certainly coming back to this place.

Cheryl Hook

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Best hidden secret in the City of Hayward, where children get to learn about endangered animals in that area. How they are care for and returned to wild once they are healed. They have a fantastic staff, and a wonderful place to have a children's party and learn too! Most importantly a truly wonderful place for a family outting.

Nancy Schluntz

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Low key atmosphere with abundance of native animals and educational exhibits. Naturalists and docents provide classes for adults and children. Volunteer opportunities too. Great for connecting with nature quietly or with a group. You can be up close with coyotes and foxes as well as hawks, falcons, owls and an eagle. Inside museum has turtles, snakes and amphibians. It's an island of nature surrounded by the community. And yes there is a creek, and some easy trails.

Sarah B.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Quiet sanctuary where you can learn about birds and other wild critters. See hawks, owls, and farm birds up close. Accessible and free parking. Good for family trips for little kids.

Phil Favretto

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
My son and I love to go here! It's nice and quiet, never crowded (for me at least, not saying that they won't be crowded at some point), free, and they care about animals! What else could you ask for? It's not a huge place, but that isn't a bad thing. You can tell that the animals that are there are taken care of, and that is a good thing 😄 we will definitely be back!

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