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Mayor Virg Bernero
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Scout Programs

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

Boy Scout Programs

Schedule your scouts for a time of your choosing; after school, weekends or weekdays during a school vacation, September through May.

Girl Scout Programs

We offer workshops to girls in the Scouting program to earn any of several outdoor patches.

General Tour

Bring your troop, perhaps the whole family, for a general seasonal program and tour.

Service Hours

We are always in need of volunteers to help with park clean up, trail maintenance, and eradicating invasive species and habitat restoration.


Call, mail, or stop by Fenner between 10 am-4 pm Tuesday thru Friday to register.

For badge workshops, we require a minimum registration of 8 boys. We ask that siblings not attend these workshops because of group size and distraction. If a sibling is in attendance, we do require payment for them.

Note to Leaders
The fee includes all materials and instruction, but does not include the patch itself. All badges will include time outside, so come dressed for the weather!


$4 per scout for badge workshops (2 hours) or $40 per group - General Tour - maximum of 20 people (1.5 hours).

All fees must be paid in advance - at least two (2) weeks prior to the workshop. (There are no fees for Leaders/drivers.) We will take cash, checks or credit cards - visa, master card or discover.

Make checks out to:Lansing Parks & Recreation Dept.


All cancellations and requested refunds must be made one full week prior to the program, less $5 service fee. There will be no refunds after this time. If the program is canceled by us due to weather or other circumstances, you have the option to reschedule or receive full refund.

Youth Group Camp

Fenner also has an area for tent camping or day use. It includes a picnic shelter with tables, fire pit and pit toilet. There is water during the warm seasons. Call the Nature Center for fees and reservations (517) 483-4224.

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 offer scholarships to Lansing youth who request assistance.


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