Meridian Riverfront Park

Meridian Riverfront Park

Harris Nature Center: Harris Nature Center’s property was purchased with Land and Water Conservation funds in 1986 from Paul and Vila Allen for $240,000. The center is housed in a 45-year old house that was converted in 1997 into a public nature center that offers environmental activities and outdoor recreation opportunities focusing on protecting, promoting and interpreting the Red Cedar River. The Center is staffed by two full-time Naturalists and a variety of part-time staff and volunteers. This park includes restrooms, interpretive facilities, sidewalks, trails, picnic areas, and parking that are accessible to individuals with a disability. Eastgate Park: Eastgate Park was purchased in 1986 with the assistance of a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. A trail-head sign and trail markers direct visitors along the 1.4 mile natural river trail. In 2002, a paved walkway was added from the parking lot to the pavilion. This park includes sidewalks, trails, picnic areas, and parking that are accessible to individuals with a disability. Legg Park: Legg Park is located on the West side of Van Atta Road following almost ¾ mile along the South bank of the Red Cedar River. A portion of this park was developed with a gravel entry drive, pavilion, parking lot and trails with grant assistance from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Meridian Township

Contact Information

Address

3998 Van Atta Road

Okemos, MI 48864

Driving Directions

Phone: (517) 853-4600

Fax: (517) 853-4099

Location of Meridian Riverfront Park

Map of Michigan