The Nature Place

is a nature-focused community center in beautiful Myrick Park in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

We offer nature education programs and community events for all ages and our unique space is available to visit during open hours or to rent for special events and meetings.

The Nature Place operates using the urban ecology model pioneered by the Urban Ecology Center® in Milwaukee, WI, and captured in the book Urban Ecology by Ken Leinbach. The urban ecology model uses data-driven methods for creating the container where people and nature can connect in an impactful way that benefits both humans and our natural world.

kids lined up for photo