Meridian Township provides a park or natural area within 15-20 minute walk of every Township resident. That is approximately 2000 steps (on your pedometer) closer to
a healthier lifestyle. With over 900 acres of land on 29 park properties with 20 miles of trails and 76 miles of pedestrian/bicycle pathways, we have numerous opportunities for you and your family to enjoy getting to your destination of choice along the Trails of Meridian. Check out our parks!
The Harris Nature Center makes up 48 acres of a larger park called Meridian Riverfront Park. This property was purchased in 1986 with Land and Water Conservation funds. The Harris Nature Center opened its doors to the public on July 22, 1997. The nature center offers environmental activities and outdoor recreation opportunities focusing on protecting, promoting and interpreting the Red Cedar River. The building offers interpretive exhibits, live Michigan animal displays, nature murals by local artists and a variety of environmental programs for schools and the general public. Park amenities include a 1/2 mile paved trail, natural trails that connect to Eastgate Park and a Nature Exploration Area where people can intuitively interact with nature.
Trails are open every day from dawn until dusk.
Nature Center Building Hours (Except Holidays):
• Closed on Monday
• Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm
• Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm