Open Fridays and Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm

The Friends of Shipley Nature Center volunteers welcome you and your group to enjoy the trails and fun-discovery activities for the children each Friday and Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm.

There are many ways to become involved  

View Fact Sheet – Volunteer Tasks

Send us a message info@shipleynature.org if you wish to talk or meet with someone about volunteering.

The Friends are pleased to support the City of Huntington Beach at the Shipley Nature Center to preserve, maintain and operate this sensitive natural community within Huntington Central Park – West.

Suggested donation is $3 per person.  Donations assist us in keeping the gates open and the habitat safe.  Donations are accepted through our account at PayPal.


Shipley Parking is located at 17851 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach.  Additional parking is located at the Huntington Central Park West, 6741 Central Park Drive.

Contact Us by Phone:  (714) 842-4772      Email: info@shipleynature.org 


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Each time you shop, please start with smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0517856.  AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchases to Friends of Shipley Nature Center at no cost to you.  Thank you!

Don’t Let It Loose, California!

  • Non-native invasive species- even exotic pets – may compete aggressively with California natives for survival and destroy the habitats.
  • Even though an animal may be native or endemic to your area, it may harm the existing gene pool if released.
  • Please read alternatives to releasing unwanted pets into the wild.
     California Dept of Fish and Wildlife  
  • Thank you for sustaining a healthy ecosystem with your responsible actions.

Coyote and other wildlife information