Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
Nature Center, Park: Birding, Hike, Nature Education, Picnic, Walk
The Essex County Environmental Center is an environmental education center with a mission to create awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the environment and its relationship to Essex County residents. The Center, a facility of the Essex County Park System, is located in Essex County West Essex Park, a wooded wetland habitat with access to the Passaic River which makes for an interesting and affordable site to book a naturalist led field trip for school groups, scouts, adult and community groups. This state-of-the-art facility was constructed as an environmentally sensitive building using natural and recycled materials, innovative energy saving technologies, and topped by a “green roof” for the purpose of storm-water management, among other things. We are open Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm. Trails are open dawn to dusk. The Center is open holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Please note the center schedule may be subject to changes.