Connecting Kids to Nature

Ithaca Children's Garden is both a place and a program, located on the Cayuga Waterfront Trail, minutes from downtown Ithaca. Everything we do at ICG is done with one goal in mind: to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. We know the best way to do that is to get more children outside, with hands-on experiences, having fun in the natural world. ICG and the Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone are free and open to the public, from sunrise to sunset, year round. We invite your family and friends to come visit and discover ICG for yourself, register your child for a program, become a member, volunteer, or make a financial gift online. Together, we are better!

Adventure Play in the Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone

Featured on the Katie Couric show and recognized on NPR, the Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone integrates models of nature play, adventure playgrounds, and play workers trained by international play experts to offer the first hands-on adventure playground in the United States.

Learn about the Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone

In partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County