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April 21, 2014
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Tonaquint Park is an oasis of nature in the heart of St. George. The ripple of the Santa Clara river, the rustle of cattails and the quick scamper of lizards are just some of the sounds at the Tonaquint Nature Center. Located at 1851 South Dixie Drive, just west of Southgate Golf Course, Tonaquint Nature Center offers outdoor educational programs for all ages.

Educational Programs

Throughout the months of June and July, the Tonaquint Nature Center hosts an interactive nature day camp for ages 4+ to 5th grade. Each day of camp is filled with new adventures, exciting experiments and opportunities to experience nature at its finest. Contact the St. George Recreation Center at (435)627-4560 for upcoming camp dates, fees and registration deadlines.


The Tonaquint Nature Center is operated by the City of St. George Leisure Services Department. The Nature Center relies on volunteers to host many of the programs. If you have a special area of interest or expertise and would like to contribute your skills, please contact the Nature Center at (435) 627-4590 or the St. George Recreation Center at (435) 627-4560.

Field Trips and Reservations

Attention School Teachers, Scoutmasters, Naturalists and Outdoor Educators

We encourage use of the Tonaquint Nature Center facility for any outdoor educational activity or program. To schedule visits or to reserve the facility, please call the St. George Recreation Center at (435) 627-4560. Please allow a two weeks notice.

Are you looking for something to keep your child busy during Spring Break?

If yes- the St. George Leisure Services is excited to offer its Lil’ Detective Camp for kids during Spring Break. This youth day camp is open for kids in 2nd-5th grade.

The camp will run from March 10-12 at the Tonaquint Nature Center. Your little sleuth will be solving all new crimes and mysteries such as Who Stole Mr. Bear, Case of the Missing Tiara and the Dead and Breakfast Mystery. In addition to all the fun the sleuths will learn tricks of the trade from a real life private investigator. The 3-day camp is only $35 per detective. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 6th at 6pm. Space is limited per session.

Session 1: 9:00am- Noon 2nd & 3rd Graders
Session 2: 1:00pm- 4:00pm 4th & 5th Graders
To register stop by the St. George Recreation Center, 400 East 285 South. For more information call 627-4560.