Closed until further notice
In an effort to protect the public, visitors, and staff and prevent the spreading of COVID-19 throughout our community, Blandford Nature Center is following recommended guidelines from the Kent County Health Department, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As of now, Blandford Nature Center’s facilities – including the Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center, the surrounding buildings, and the Farm – are closed until further notice. All trails remain open.
We are continuing to watch and evaluate the COVID-19 situation and its impact on Blandford Nature Center. We will keep you informed on further changes through email, as well as on our website and social media channels. Learn more on how this closure impacts your cancelled educational, community or camp program by clicking the Learn More button below.
Blandford’s Wildlife Education Center is home to many animals with injuries. Several animals participate in educational programming and reach thousands of students and families in West Michigan!Learn about our wildlife
Land Conservancy of West Michigan and The Highlands
Blandford Nature Center and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan collaborated on the purchase of the 121-acre former Highlands Golf Club in Grand Rapids in the winter of 2017 with a vision to transform the property into a natural area for community recreation, nature preservation, and land conservation.