Urban Nature Park Restoration Project

Urban Nature Park
The Urban Nature Park (UNP) is a 4-acre green space in downtown Kalamazoo running along the Portage Creek and Michigan Avenue.  The Kalamazoo Nature Center is working to build green space in downtown Kalamazoo.  A former Brownfield site, the UNP will be a space with trails, picnic areas, and native plantings.

UNP Update:
The Urban Nature Park is moving forward!  The restoration of the historic railroad bridge across Portage creek are now complete. This coming spring, we will complete the final grading and a layer of topsoil will be applied. Following that, we will plant native shrubs, plants, and trees in the wetland area of the project. Plants have been selected based on historical records, as well as soil types and optimal species for birds and butterflies.
After the wetland planting, we will concentrate on the upland portion. We will remove invasive species, plant native prairie species and create a hiking and biking trail. If you’d like to volunteer to help restore this amazing 4 acres in downtown Kalamazoo in the spring, please contact Anna Kornoelje via email.

Urban Nature Park on WWMT
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Kalamazoo Nature Center is working to build green space in downtown Kalamazoo.  Read more and watch the segment ...

Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Sarah Reding
VP of Conservation Stewardship
(269) 381-1574 ext. 17

Ashley Wick
Biological Research Director
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