Plan Your Visit to Boston Nature Center

At the 67-acre Boston Nature Center in Mattapan, you can explore 2 miles of trails on your own or with us. For your safety and to avoid conflicts with wildlife, please follow our sanctuary guidelines during your visit.

Getting Here

500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan, MA 02126
[email protected]


Nature Center

Trails (2 miles)
Open daily, dawn to dusk

Indoor Restrooms
Monday-Friday, 9am–5pm • Saturdays & Sundays, 10am–4pm
Face mask required while indoors


Free, donations appreciated

As a way to give even more people access to nature and to thank active military for their service, we are proud to offer:

EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card
ConnectorCare Card to Culture Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your ConnectorCare card
Wonderfund Access: Free for up to 4 people when you show your Wonderfund card
Active-Duty Military: Free for up to 5 people with a valid military ID card


Explore the Sanctuary