Jennings Environmental Education Center

2951 Prospect Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 724-794-6011


The Jennings Environmental Education Center is a 300-acre state park specifically dedicated to providing environmental education and interpretation to the community.

It is named in honor of renowned botanist Dr. Otto Emery Jennings (1877-1964) who searched throughout Pennsylvania for unique plant species.

Jennings provides a unique combination of prairie and forest, which offers a wide array of resource and education opportunities. One of the park’s main features, the 20-acre prairie ecosystem, is home to distinctive prairie plants and the endangered massasauga rattlesnake. The most noteworthy and spectacular prairie flower is the blazing star.

A variety of programs that increase knowledge and awareness of the beauty and importance of our natural resources are available for children, teachers and the general public. By taking some time to explore Jennings through its trail network or community programs, visitors can enjoy the outdoors while learning the skills needed to be good stewards of Pennsylvania’s outstanding natural resources.

Hours of operation

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and select weekends. Call for more information.


Free, on-site parking is available.

In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group