The Douglas-Hart Foundation was founded in 1963 under the leadership of Helen Douglas-Hart. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 and is ran by a board of directors. The Foundation manages three sites: The Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Friendship Garden, and The Whiteside Garden.
"Through the responsible stewardship of Helen Douglas Hart's gifts, the Douglas-Hart Foundation will be a leader in promoting the appreciation, enjoyment, and conservation of our natural resources by providing quality programs for all ages."
Douglas-Hart Nature Center & Foundation
2204 DeWitt Avenue East
Mattoon, IL 61938
Nature Center Visitor Center Hours:
Monday - Friday 8am-4pm
(Masks are encouraged in the visitor center around our summer camps)
Trails are open daily sunrise to sunset.