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Ecosystem Preserve and Native Gardens

The Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens is a one-of-a-kind oasis in the city of Grand Rapids.

The preserve’s 100+ acres of native plants and natural habitats offer boundless opportunities to explore and connect with nature. Come enjoy wandering our trails, enroll in a class or educational program, or just sit and relax.

This incredible resource is open to all who wish to join us as we conserve, restore, protect, and appreciate the wonder of creation.


Use the map and resources below to plan your visit! Click or tap on the map to get started, then select one of the colored areas to learn more about the natural community of flora and fauna in that area of the Preserve. Find visiting hours, a trail map, and other resources below the map.

1750 East Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5649
(616) 526-7600
Walking trails open 7 a.m.—dusk except some holidays.
Download a trail guide
Download a garden map
See what's blooming
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