Ameal Moore Nature Center

The Ameal Moore Nature Center sits at the main trailhead entrance to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, a 1,500 acre park that is one of eight protected core reserves designated by the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency for the Federally-listed…


Explore the Park Trails

Whether you hike, bike, or just stroll, the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park’s trail system is a wonderful way to enjoy a beautiful natural environment within the City of Riverside! The trail offers amazing views of the city, chances to see…


Share Your Photos

Enjoy using the park? Please join us in sharing what you love about Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park by posting your photos and stories! Whether it be a wildlife sighting or a memorable moment with family or friends in the park,…

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Gotta Spot ’em All!

The Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park is home to many animals, but recently, we’ve had a slew of new residents… the Pokemon! Have you noticed the world wide craze of Pokemon Go?  People everywhere are transforming from every day citizens into…


The Canyon After Dark: Insect Rave

Our second Canyon After Dark event, the Insect Rave was a blast!  We had it all! Techno music, spin art, glow sticks, and of course, INSECTS!  UCR Entomology Department joined us for this fun night!  Visitors were invited into the park…


Second Saturdays: Nature’s Misfits

Are you a misfit?  As we grow up, we don’t always feel like we fit in, and that can be difficult.  But being different isn’t a bad thing- it’s actually pretty great!  We’re all different and unique in our own ways….


Volunteering with the City of Riverside can be a fun and rewarding activity.  The nature center is always happy to have volunteers help staff various educational events. For more information, please contact Kim Cobb at We’re looking forward to working…

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Riverside Citizen Science

Our Mission: The mission of Riverside Citizen Science is to engage our community in observing and documenting Riverside’s natural environment. The program will foster appreciation and stewardship through nature-centered activities. Science, through community participation and collaboration, becomes a permanent part…

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Nature Spotter

The Riverside Nature Spotter app is a handy tool that helps nature lovers share their observations –whether it be an insect, plant, animal, or other living thing. Spotters can send a photo with questions about what they’ve seen and a…

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