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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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Fenner Nature Center

Welcome to Fenner Nature Center. Our focus since the park opened in the fall of 1959 has been outdoor education and environmental awareness. Fenner Nature Center features 130 acres of mixed habitat with approximately 4 miles of trails, through maple groves, pine forests, swamp forests, old fields, and 3 different ponds. Fenner Nature center is an ideal place to hike, view or photograph wildlife, picnic, or just relax. Read More

Contact Information

2020 Mount Hope
Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 483-4224

Visitor Center Hours

Tues. - Fri : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat & Sun : 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Grounds Hours

Open daily - 8 am until dusk

Friends of Fenner

Visit mynaturecenter.org for more information on Fenner Nature Center.

Educational Group Tours

Under the guidance of a staff naturalist, your students will explore the fields, forests, and wetlands of Fenner Nature Center to observe the lessons of nature first hand.

Scout Programs

Fenner Nature Center is the perfect place for your scouts to complete the requirements for several of the outdoor/environmental badges.

Birthday Parties at Fenner

Next time you are planning a birthday party give Fenner Nature Center a call!

Gift Shop

Located inside the main building and operated by the Friends of Fenner, the gift shop is a highlight of the Center.

Brett Kaschinske
Parks & Recreation Dept.
200 North Foster Street
2nd Floor
Lansing, MI 48912

Here at Lansing Parks and Recreation we strive to provide all of the Lansing community with quality recreational opportunities. One way we do this is through our youth scholarship program. In the economic climate of today we are finding more families in need of this financial assistance. Your donation will help us ensure we are able to scholarship Lansing youth who request assistance.


Please visit the site above or click on our Facebook Site to link to the Go Fund Site