Westwood Hills Nature Center is a 160-acre natural area featuring marsh, woods and restored prairie. The preserve is beautiful throughout the seasons and provides homes for many animals including deer, fox, mink and owls.
Westwood Naturalists conduct year-round programs to increase visitors’ understanding and appreciation of our natural world. The nature center is located just south of I-394 and east of Highway 169. Parking and admission are free.
Wood chip trails, accessible hard surface trails and boardwalks are open from dawn to dusk year-round.
Pets are not allowed anywhere in the Westwood Hills Nature Center
Bikes are not allowed on any of the Westwood Hills Nature Center trails
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Park & Trail Hours:
Nature center trails and playground are open every day from sunrise to sunset, year round.
Attention Westwood Hills Nature Center users: Due to a boardwalk construction project, the floating boardwalk on Westwood Lake at the nature center is closed. Users will not be able to complete the walking loop around the lake. We’ll keep you updated on the status of the project and hope you’ll continue to enjoy the many other walking trails at Westwood.
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