Richard Nixon Park, located in Springfield Township, features a 14,000-square-foot Nature Center. Nestled on 187 acres of meadow, woodland and aquatic habitats Nixon Park supports a wide variety of plant and animal life. Donated in 1968, through a gift of land from the Bob Hoffman family, the park was named after the newly elected President Richard M. Nixon.
The original Nature Center, which highlights Pennsylvania natural history was constructed in 1978 and open to the public in 1980. This part of the center features a working honey bee hive, amphibians of PA display, live reptiles, birds and mammals of PA, a children's touch room and much more. An addition was built in 1992 to house a worldwide collection of specimens donated by William Koller. The exhibits include an Arctic Display, African Savannah, and Northwest Territories of the United States.
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