Fenner Nature Center is an environmental education center encompassing 134 acres of publicly accessible green space. Now run by the non-profit Fenner Conservancy, the property includes over four miles of trails, rolling glacial eskers, towering maple groves and so much more. Inside the Visitor Center, you will find collections of live native reptiles and amphibians; a viewing area to watch songbirds, deer and wild turkeys; and opportunities to explore newly renovated hands-on exhibits, designed with YOU in mind.
Supporting our efforts in conservation, education and stewardship while enjoying all that Fenner has to offer.
Connecting people to nature in the heart of Lansing through conservation, education and stewardship.
“Once again my children had the most amazing summer at Fenner’s Go Wild Day Camp! They loved all of the counselors and friends that they made this summer and are still talking about all of the “microorganisms” they found in the ponds. Thank you Fenner for another job well done and four making my kids summer amazing (again). See you next year!”
~ Cori Barkman, Camp Parent
“I completely love the devotion to the eco system by both staff and Volunteers. I am truly happy this is a place I can go almost daily for my meditative connection with Nature. It’s wonderful and joyfully addicting the birds the deer the organic life everything.”
~ Chance Boyde, Regular Visitor
“Great layout with some very beautiful features, like the butterfly garden, the big rock, the ponds, the fire bell and more. There are larger paved trails and smaller trails winding through the woods. I saw a group of deer just 6 feet away from me. I would definitely go back and bring my dog next time- as they are allowed in the park now. I would love to attend a bonfire around the big pit or camp in the campground.
I will recommend this park to everyone.”
~Breanna House, Visitor