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Master Plan

The Greenburgh Nature Center has developed a core Master Plan to identify, in a methodical way, short and long-term goals for the growth of the Center’s grounds and buildings.  This includes restoration and maintenance of distinctive features of the original estate as well as the addition of new elements that enhance and support the Center’s programs and activities. The first new project, currently completed, was the creation of a new, expanded Barnyard Exhibit.  The Center is now embarking on two additional projects: Nature’s Discovery Playground and a Sustainable School House.


Stop by and see our beautiful, one of a kind nature playscape. The Nature's Discovery Playground is a unique, nature-themed playground designed to engage children in outdoor exploration and discovery. This recreation area will serve children ages 2 – 12 and will provide a variety of play elements intended to mimic the natural environment. We are committed to ensuring that today's generation enjoys creative play in the outdoors, connecting children to the wonder and awe of nature.

Meet our playground sponsors:

Con Edison

There is still an opportunity for you to be a significant part of the playground and create a legacy for your name and family members. Naming opportunities for a variety of items at varying budget levels are still available. Please contact Margaret Goldberg at 914.813.1837 to discuss naming opportunities in more detail.

Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities for a variety of items at varying budget levels are still available. See LIST of available items. Please contact Margaret Goldberg for more details 914.813.1837. Help support our playground today.

Sustainable Schoolhouse Project

Our proposed Sustainable Schoolhouse Project seeks to address one of our most pressing needs — an additional infrastructure area to conduct our education programming. The structure will include sustainable building techniques, materials and resource consumption. In addition to serving as an interactive environmental education classroom, it will also function as a multi-purpose facility to serve special interest groups, public forums and GNC fundraising events.

Barnyard Exhibit

The new Barnyard Exhibit, made possible through the generous support of Con Edison and a New York State Legislative Grant championed by State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, broke ground in August, 2009.  The larger barnyard gives the Center an opportunity to expand our collection of domestic animals, which will both enhance our sustainability curriculum and provide the general public with a more varied viewing experience.

Donate NOW to our Master Plan/Nature's Discovery Playground


For further information on our Master Plan and support possibilities, contact Margaret Tjimos Goldberg, Executive Director at
914.813.1837 or email


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Master Plan Brochure.