A message from ParkLands President Jessica Chambers. Due to the conditions of the trails at the Merwin Preserve and the current Covid 19 ‘stay-at-home’ order we are temporarily closing the Merwin Preserve. Please help us to protect ParkLands’ jewel by not visiting at this time. ParkLands board and staff understand the importance of having Merwin open to our community and will open it as soon as we can. Please be safe and take care of yourselves.



The mission of the ParkLands Foundation is to preserve, protect and ecologically restore historic natural lands in the middle and upper Mackinaw Valley watershed. These lands are dedicated primarily for preserving the biological diversity of native plants and wildlife, and secondarily for passive public recreation, environmental educational and scientific research.