Hidden Pond Nature Center

CONTACT INFORMATION: The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Tuesdays), and weekends from 12-5 p.m.
703-451-9588 TTY 711
8511 Greeley Blvd.
Springfield, Virginia
Jim Serfass

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Hidden Pond Nature Center Visitor Center

A child looks at a turtle inside the nature center The entrance to Hidden Pond Nature Center

Hidden Pond's visitor center sits surrounded by woodland and quiet trails, and it is not far from streams and a tranquil, one-acre pond. The center is the orientation point for a 25-acre neighborhood park that sits next to the 700-acre Pohick Stream Valley Park. A 2,000-foot trail and bridge connects the parks.

The visitor center is the park's nature center. It houses exhibits, live animal displays, and the view out its large back window will orient you to the park. Outside that window is a very active bird feeder. Inside the center is a study area for groups, and in a small sales area you’ll find books and items for the nature enthusiast. The center hosts fun in the form of programs for visitors and for school, youth, scout, and community groups. There is a naturalist on hand when the center is open. Staff offers guided walks, field trips, workshops, demonstrations, and special request programs by reservation.

Outside the visitor center you’ll stroll along streamside and woodland walking trails, explore a self-guided nature trail, and walk around the pond. The park is home to quite a bit of wildlife. There are squeals of joy in a children's playground, there are lighted tennis courts, and the park has a rentable picnic shelter.

Deer in the woods with tongue sticking out Two mallards on a log at the pond

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