Visit and Learn

Ecosystem Preserve / Visit and Learn

Welcome to the Calvin Ecosystem Preserve and Native Gardens! All are welcome to explore God's creation with us.

Basic information


We're located at 1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5649 (view on Google Maps)

Cars may park in the cul-de-sac parking lot at the main entrance to the Preserve as well as the designated Ecosystem Preserve spaces immediately north of our parking lot.

Walking Trail Hours

Walking trails are open to the public everyday from 7 a.m. until dusk.

Bunker Interpretive Center Hours

Monday–Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Restrooms in the BIC vestibule are available everyday from 7 a.m. until dusk.

Closed weekends and holidays (Labor Day, Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas break, New Year's Eve and Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, and Independence Day)


Contact us at (616) 526-7600 or

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While exploring the preserve, please be mindful of our public use policies:

  • Guests must stay on trails and out of water bodies.
  • Trails are for hikers only. No running, biking, cross-country skiing or motorized vehicles.
  • Dogs are not welcome-leashed, carried, or otherwise.
  • The removal, disturbance or introduction of any plant, animal, or mineral is prohibited.
  • Avoid interfering with research projects and educational programs.
  • Smoking, consuming alcoholic beverages, and littering in the preserve are prohibited.

Things to Do and See

Helpful Resources

These resources will help you make the most of your time in the Preserve.


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