We are located in Upper Roxborough, in Northwest Philadelphia, at 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128. We are the largest privately-owned open space in the City of Philadelphia. We receive no public funding. Our trails and Visitor Center is free due to the generosity of our members. Your membership supports our innovative educational programs and helps preserve and maintain the Schuylkill Center grounds for all visitors to enjoy. If you enjoy your visit, consider paying it forward for the next person by becoming a member.


Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5 pm

The front gate closes at 5pm, Monday - Saturday.

Visitor Center (FREE)

In our Visitor Center, you can find our Discovery Center's interactive exhibits, environmental art gallery, green roof, nature gift shop, and public restrooms.

Trails (FREE)

With 365 acres and over three miles of hiking trails, we encourage visitors to explore our nature preserve's forests and fields, ponds and streams.

Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.

Nature Playscape (FREE)

Our hands-on, natural play area boasts a sand pit, a mud kitchen, logs, and more opportunities for our younger visitors to engage with nature through imaginative play.

Saturdays, 9am-5pm

Wildlife Clinic

The Clinic is temporarily closed.

The Schuylkill Center's Wildlife Clinic is located at 304 Port Royal Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128

If you have an injured/orphaned animal, call 215-482-7300 x option 2.

Getting Here

The Schuylkill Center is located in Upper Roxborough, in Northwest Philadelphia, at 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128.


The main parking lot is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday. For parking and trail access in the evenings and on Sundays, please park in the Hagy's Mill Parking Lot, between our driveway and Port Royal Ave. on Hagy's Mill Road.


SEPTA Buses 9, 27, 35, 61 all stop near the Schuylkill Center. The Visitor Center is about 1 mile from the corner of Ridge Ave and Port Royal Ave where Bus 9 stops.


We are accessible from the Miquon train station on the Manayunk/Norristown regional rail train line. Our entrance is a short walk south along the Schuylkill River Trail.


The easiest way to access our trails if you're riding your bike is from our entrance at the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT). Once you've arrived here, please lock your bike at the bike racks to the left of the entrance and enjoy our trails on foot.


For the safety of our plants, birds, and animals, we do not allow bikes, horses, or ATVs on the trails.

Please leave dogs at home (except for service dogs).

Picnics are welcome. Please take your trash and recycling with you or dispose of in the appropriate containers in the Visitor Center.

Please do not collect or harvest any native plants or any animals.

Smoking, alcohol, and drugs are not permitted on our grounds.

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