Parks Projects

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, which was a vision developed through community feedback to build safe, non-motorized trail connecting Kalamazoo County, is currently comprised of 22 miles of trail connecting Kalamazoo County to people and places. It provides a beautiful place to exercise, spend time with family, safely commute to work, or to get out and enjoy nature!

Check out the map HERE to find your favorite route.

When complete, the trail will link to 139 miles of completed trail:

26 miles of Battle Creek Linear Park
35 Miles of Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
25 Miles of Fort Custer Recreation Area Trails
34 Miles of Kal-Haven Trail
14 Miles of VanBuren State Trail
5 Miles of Calhoun County Trail

Your gift today will help to complete the vision of the KRV Trail by supporting continued construction of the trail!

Woollam Nature Preserve

Formerly Camp Rota-Kiwan, the Arthur E. and Mildred H. Woollam Nature Preserve will feature 210 natural acres, with access to Bass Lake and Scouters Pond. Much of the existing hiking trails, parking areas, restrooms, and lake access are already complete for future park use.  Some of the former scout buildings will offer the space and opportunity for youth programming and family/community gatherings. Demolition of older buildings will enhance the natural beauty of this property.

This unique natural gem will provide ongoing preservation and conservation of land and continued recreational opportunities for the public.  Because of your support, this property will be preserved for perpetuity and enjoyed by the members of our community.

Stay tuned for more information on the Grand Opening of Woollam Nature Preserve!