Administration & Operation


Baytown LogoThe Baytown Nature Center is owned and operated by the City of Baytown. The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the administration and operation of the nature center.

The Friends of the Baytown Nature Center is a non-profit organization. It is not connected with or a part of the City of Baytown. The Friends of BNC work cooperatively with the city staff for the betterment of the Baytown Nature Center in an advisory role.Tri Color Heron at BNC


The Baytown Nature Center has a gate attendant located at the Visitor Center building at the entrance to the center.

The Baytown Nature Center is administered by the staff at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center, 1724 Market Street in Baytown.

General Information

For general information about the nature center, call the Visitor Center at (281) 424-9198.

For information about the administration or operations of the nature center call the Wetlands Center at (281) 420-7128.

For details on arranging a tour, or general questions on Baytown Nature Center flora or fauna, call the BNC Naturalist, Crissy Butcher, at (832) 262-8698.

More information about the City of Baytown, Parks and  Recreation Department and city parks and recreation facilities can be found at:
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