The Discovery Center

Our Nature Explore playground draws many families to The Discovery Center. Located in the city, prospective families are extremely surprised at the size of our outdoor area. Within this area, there are raised vegetable and flower garden beds, strawberry and blueberry beds, a cherry tree and grape vines. A butterfly garden with a pergola and seating provides a quiet area to reinforce mindfulness activities being taught to children.

A highlight of our playground is a large hill with a slide, a “bear cave”, and a natural tallgrass prairie with many native plants of Michigan providing a setting for lots of imaginary play. Our outdoor space also contains a nature art center, building area, messy area, wet area with a “stream bed”, music area, sandbox and bike path.