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Outdoor Activity Center of West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
1442 Richland Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
The Outdoor Activity Center is part of the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance. Through educational programs aboutMore ecology, conservation and the natural environment, the center involves people of all ages in environmental issues. It offers a 26-acre urban natural environment filled with team-building rope courses, nature-themed playground, 2 miles of trails and learning facilities. The facilities include a tree-house classroom, 650-gallon freshwater aquarium, community-run garden and multi-purpose building.
Outdoor Activity Center
1442 Richland Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Located just a few miles west of Downtown Atlanta, the Outdoor Activity Center's motto is "Where Atlanta meets the UrbanMore Forest." The center, operated by the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, covers 26 acres and has more than three miles of hiking trails. In addition to serving as a meeting place for community organizations and environmentalists, the OAC includes a team-building roes course, children's playground, tree house classroom, 650-gallon freshwater aquarium and a community vegetable garden. A major focus of the site is youth environmental education. The OAC offers 45-minute "interpretive" hikes, lectures, field trips and a Junior Naturalist Program. The site of the OAC has historical significance as the practice location of the Atlanta Black Crackers, the city's Negro Baseball League team from 1919 to 1952. To learn more about the center, visit the Web site. For additional information on the Watershed Alliance, go to: wawaonline.org.
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