Maplewood Nature Center

About Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood Nature Center has a Visitor Center, hiking trails, nature play yard, demonstration gardens, and picnic area. Adults, families, and groups come to hike and explore the wild outdoors, either on their own or on a scheduled program. Our hope is to empower you to become an enthusiastic steward of our natural environment!

Get information regarding Facilities and Programs.

  • Visitor Center Building Hours: Open Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 p.m. (Closed Sunday, Monday, and most Federal Holidays)
  • Trail Hours: Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset every day of the year
  • Terrain and Trails: The site is hilly, there is a limerock trail along the marsh and unimproved trails in the oak woods (A floating boardwalk takes visitors over the marsh)
  • Acreage: 40 Acres
  • Location: The preserve is located at 2659 E Seventh Street, in Maplewood, 1 block west of Century Avenue
  • Entrances: The main entrance is at the Visitor Center, 2659 E Seventh Street (Neighborhood entrances are at Brand and Ferndale, Michael Lane and Evar, and E Seventh Street)
  • Parking: Parking lot is at the Visitor Center (Street parking is available at the three neighborhood entrances)
  • Facilities: There are restrooms or drinking water at the Visitor Center