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Fontana - Mary Vagle Nature Center

11501 Cypress Avenue

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Mary Vagle Nature Center is a natural refuge in the midst of an urban landscape. Here you can enjoy a walk along the nature trail winding around the pond, spot what is currently blooming in our native gardens, or venture inside and discover exhibits of local plants, animals, geology and history. The Nature Center offers an oasis for both old and young to explore, investigate and nurture their curiosity about the outdoors.


Candace Vasquez

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
A great place to take the family to explore nature and get some exercise in. Some of the trails are a bit intense for smaller ones so be cautious. However, there are plenty of trails that are kid friendly and very easy to hike. Plenty of animals to see and the center they have has pretty well informed staff if you are curious or just have any questions.

Princess Lucid

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
This is a very nice place to go to, especially if you go from Jarupa Park and walk all the way here. There's a ton of ducks everywhere along with turtles as well. One of my friends had told me about this place and I'm glad she did since it's a very nice place to visit. Good scenery!

Zachary Oliver

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
My daughter loves this place. It's a nice, scenic bit of nature tucked into our suburban area. There is a museum with some native and exotic animals, a duck pond, and some trails. It's a fantastic breath of fresh area being able to find a bit of nature hidden in Fontana.

Monica Waggoner

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Pleasant landscaped area. Picnic tables in good repair. Lots of birds and fragrant plants.

Eve Liles

Saturday, May 20, 2017
After many months of telling myself to pay this place a visit, I am so glad I finally did today for the first time. It is such a well kept and well maintained hidden gem. I had some lunch with my son at the picnic tables. Afterward we went for a nice walk and sat by the pond. It is truly so peaceful, so relaxing and perfectly shaded with trees. My son, who is 4 years old and hyperactive, even sat down and enjoyed the scenery of the cute turtles and ducks. Will be coming back again very soon ( with a blanket and a book in tow).

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