Please note that the Gorman Nature Center does not raise, rehabilitate or release injured or orphaned wild animals. It is illegal to leave animals at the Gorman Nature Center before or after business hours, or to release animals on park property. We are happy to answer questions about your injured, abandonded, or problem animal and guide you towards the appropriate wildlife rehabilitation facility. 

If you have an obviously injured animal, please call one of the following licensed rehabilitation facilities:

St. Francis Center, in Bellville, OH, at 419-688-9140 
Wildlife Haven, in Crestline, OH, at 419-683-3228
Birds only- Ohio Bird Sanctuary, in Lexington, OH, at 419-884-4295

For out of area wildlife service, click here

About Our Parks

Our parks and staff are dedicated to education, enjoyment and preservation of Richland County's natural areas and inhabitants. Our goal is pursued by preserving natural areas for people to experience, and by providing opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the rich diversity of life and habitats in our county.

Our Location

Gorman Nature Center
2295 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44907

Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Closed Sunday-Monday and Federal Holidays. Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.)

419-884-FROG (3764)

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