The Laguna Canyon Wilderness Center

Coming in 2019!
For the first time in our history, Laguna Canyon Foundation will have a home base in the wilderness parks we protect. Located off Laguna Canyon Road, this gathering space will expand our capacity and impact by serving as a headquarters for the environmental community. Visitors can learn about their canyons through the center’s dedicated teaching gardens, interpretive exhibits, and accessible nature trails. As Laguna Canyon Foundation embarks upon our next stage, we hope you’ll join us in protecting the land we all love.

We are raising $1.8 million to build and maintain the Laguna Canyon Foundation Wilderness Center and we need your help. Supporting this campaign is an investment in a greener future ensuring Laguna Canyon Foundation’s open space protection and preservation continues for generations.

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    Donation Total: $50

  • Turning the Laguna Canyon Foundation Wilderness Center from a dream into a reality will take a community effort, and we are pleased to offer several naming opportunities to provide our generous donors prominent recognition. You, your family, or your organization can put your stamp on south Orange County’s environmental hub.

    Naming Opportunities
    Your generosity will be recognized with customized signage and in Laguna Canyon Foundation publications and donor banners.

    Interpretive Center
    $660,000 COMMITTED
    This gathering space, the center of our restoration and advocacy work, will expand our capacity and our impact by serving as a headquarters for the environmental community.

    Education Amphitheater
    $100,000 COMMITTED
    An outdoor seating area surrounded by hills and coastal sage scrub habitat to inspire all.

    Native Plant Teaching Garden

    Featuring a range of native plants, shrubs, trees and interpretive signage, the Native Plant Teaching Garden will be the visual and programmatic epicenter of the wilderness center.

    Nature Trail

    Accessible to people of varying fitness levels, this loop will guide visitors through the outdoor interpretive gardens and exhibits showcasing multiple types of plant communities.

    Stairsteps Trail Connection

    A new entrance to Stairsteps Trail that will serve as a showcase multi-use trail, highlighting the best trail building practices.

    Native Plant Nursery and Shade House

    LCF staff and volunteers will plant, grow, and house native seedlings until they can be planted in the wilderness.

    Canyon Terrace

    Community terrace overlooking the grounds and canyons.

    Wildflower Meadow
    $30,000 COMMITTED
    A gentle sloping hill that blooms into life every spring with the striking colors of our native wildflowers.

    Field Operations Shed

    Provides a home base for all equipment, tools, and training necessary to make our park’s habitats healthy and beautiful.

    Succulent Garden

    Comprising drought-resistant plants, the wilderness center’s succulent demonstration garden will provide an exemplary model of responsible gardening.

    Pollinator Garden

    Native and drought-tolerant flowering plants will attract birds, bees, bats, butterflies, and other pollinators.

    Shade Structure

    A wooden trellis and native climbing vines will provide shade to visitors.

    Shade Tree:

    This mature tree will provide shade to visitors and offer native insects and animals food and shelter for generations to come.

    Vista Bench

    Engraved bench overlooking gorgeous canyon views.

    Donor Wall Plaque

    Engraved name or message added to the donor wall in the Laguna Canyon Foundation Wilderness Center’s lobby.

    Please note: photos are examples only. They do not depict final designs.

    For more information:
    (949) 497-8324