UPDATE: Due the COVID-19 virus, Fenner Nature Center’s Visitor Center is open for the following modified hours: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Visitors are being asked to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Maintain a 6 foot distance from those not within your household
  • Sanitize hands before entering
  • Wear a mask while indoors

Fenner Nature Center has many opportunities to connect with nature, whatever your age, background and ability level. Take a hike, come inside our Visitor Center or host an event in the new Davis Nature Pavilion.

Fenner Nature Center is located at:

2020 East Mount Hope Avenue

Lansing, MI 48910

Admission is free, but donations are always appreciated. The suggested donation for entry to the Visitor Center is $2 per adults and $1 per child.

The park is open:

Everyday 8 a.m. to dusk

The Visitor Center is open:

April through October

Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon to 4 p.m.

November through March

Wednesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Park Rules

As you plan your visit, please keep our park rules in mind. Following these park rules helps ensure that visitors like you continue to have an enjoyable experience at Fenner Nature Center.

  • Pack in, pack out. Please deposit all trash in receptacles and take all gear with you.
  • Please keep dogs on a 6 ft. leash and under your control at all times.
  • Pick up pet waste and dispose of in receptacles.
  • Unsanctioned alcohol is prohibited everywhere within the park.
  • Bikes, roller blades, and skateboards, are prohibited on trails.
  • Please refrain from fishing in the park.
  • Hammocking is restricted to designated hammock banks.
  • Collecting (plants, berries, rocks, etc.) is prohibited.
  • Vehicles must exit the park by dusk.