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.
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.
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.
Community pride is a treasured component of a beautiful city and on Friday, May 17 from 5:00-7:00PM, community members can show their pride at the service project being held at the Tonaquint Nature Center. The City of St. George and TreeUtah foundation are partnering in order to improve the area surrounding the Center. TreeUtah’s mission is to improve Utah’s quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through tree planting, stewardship and education. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to tree planting and education.
Throughout the evening, volunteers will be busy planting trees and shrubs, cleaning up litter in the park and along the trail system. So grab your work gloves and help plant new trees in order to improve the aesthetics at this unique park in St. George. Along with the stewardship project, there will also be information on all the summer youth programs and free crafts for kids to create.
For more information about the evening’s planned activities you may call the St. George Recreation Division at 627-4560. The Tonaquint Nature Center is located at 1851 South Dixie Drive in St. George.