Learning Resource Center


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The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is a nature center located in Fort Island Park. Inside the LRC there are environmental education displays and a small collection of program animals.  Scheduled programs take place inside the building and/or outdoors in the park.  When the center is open it is free to the public.  When visiting please enjoy our displays, activity room, monthly crafts, and learning about our live educational animals.  We also engage in limited wildlife rehabilitation and we have several active conservation programs within the park. One of our summer highlights is the ever growing pollinator garden next to the building.


2022 HOURS: Closed on Sundays

Hours reflect times the LRC is open to the public.  Typically the LRC is open  M-F 10am-4:30pm and Sat 10-2.  We are closed during scheduled programs.  The Naturalists are often called away on city business, wildlife calls, vet visits, and for other reasons.  Therefore, hours are subject to change.

The LRC is closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 M-F

Please register for all programs by going to Fairlawn Parks and Recreation (activityreg.com)

Building is closed during scheduled programs. Boardwalk Map (PDF)

The Naturalists offer environmental education programming for students, scout troops, adults and families. The nature classes and camps are held in this building and the surrounding park. If you would like to request a program or a visit for your group please contact a Naturalist or click the link to request a program toward the bottom of this page and send it to the Naturalist.

More information on:

Requesting a Program with the Naturalists


We encourage groups to participate in our programs and learn about the natural world. Some of the programs we offer are Boy Scout and Girl Scout badge work, school and community visits, and Naturalist led hikes. Request a program (PDF)

Please submit the completed form via the following options:

Phone: 330-668-9518
Fax: 330-668-9520 (currently down)
Mail: City of Fairlawn
Parks and Recreation
Attn: Troy Dunn, Naturalist & Field Biologist
3487 South Smith Road
Fairlawn, OH 44333