Hayes Arboretum

Hayes Arboretum is 466 acres of woodlands, meadows, swamps, and streams just waiting to be explored by eager students. Our 16 miles of hiking trails are an ideal outdoor laboratory providing students and families an unparalleled learning experience.

The Nature Playscape is perfect for families that want to learn through nature play and exploration. Located adjacent to the main parking lot and classroom building (Annex), this green space lies just outside our beautiful forest. Stations include a mud kitchen, dig pit, butterfly & herb gardens, rope balance, art panel, and more! Visit for a solo adventure or join in on our Tinkergarten Sessions and Playdates.

Special thanks go to the Reid Health Community Benefit, Wayne County Community Foundation, and Lowe’s Hero’s. All three groups awarded grants to support the Nature Playscape.