(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kathy Claflin for the information in this story.)
There will be a grand opening for a new nature play area at the Discovery Center on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Bring your family to celebrate the Discovery Center’s new Nature Play Area and a nature trail compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Research shows the value of connecting children with nature, and that playing in natural areas stimulates a passion for conservation later in life. Spaces have been created along our new trail through the woods where children can climb, balance and explore natural materials.
The trail is half a mile long and is designed for wheelchair and stroller accessibility.
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open this area at 2:15 p.m.
We will have refreshments in the Discovery Center and guides along the trail. Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Road in Sylvan Township.
Cost: Free. Vehicles must have State Park Recreation Passport.