Kent County Parks
Kent County Parks

Discover! Nature Event

at Millennium Park

Discover! Millennium Park at the Hansen Nature Trail 2021

Experience our annual "Discover!" event in a NEW WAY in 2021! Enjoy a self-guided tour of the "Discover!" nature stations at the Millennium Park Hansen Nature Trail from Friday, May 14, 2021 through Monday, May 24, 2021 during open park hours. 
 This event is for all adventure lovers who want to learn more about:
  • The birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians than make the Hansen Nature Trail area their home
  • The trees, plants, and wildflowers along the trail
  • Unique habitats in the park
  • The history, lore, and geology of the area
                                                               Download the Discover! Trail guide here!

The "Discover!" Self-Guided Trail
 can take from 30 minutes to one hour to complete depending on how much time you spend at each nature station. The Hansen Nature Trail trail head is located at the corner of Butterworth Dr. SW and Riverbend Dr., east of the Millennium Recreation core, and can also be accessed from the purple loop of the Shoreline Trail. Click here for a map!
Note: The nearest restroom facilities are located in the Millennium Park Recreation Core-see map

Kent County Parks will be handing out free Discover! tote bags filled with supplies to help you on your journey! Supplies include a drawing pad, pencil, hand lens, water bottle, handkerchief, bandana, sponge, and more!
Pick up your bag from park staff on Saturday, May 15th or Saturday, May 22nd from 10:30am until 12:30 pm. If you are unable to pick up your bag at these times, please contact our team at park.volunteers@kentcountymi.gov  to arrange a time to get a bag from the Parks Department office. 

Discover! Tote bags are available while supplies last, one bag per family please!! If you are unable to pick up a Discover! Tote, consider bringing some of the supplies from home to fully engage in the nature station activities!

The annual, one day "Discover!" Nature Event at Millennium Park's Hansen Trails featuring hosted nature stations, presentations, and giveaways will be back in 2022! Mark the third Saturday in May down in your calendar!