Research shows that being outdoors not only reduces stress, it also makes us happier! We have a multitude of natural areas that provide many opportunities for you to get out and get happy.
Natural areas can be found in Heritage Park, Scott Park, Porter Family Park, and Sunset Ridge Park. These parks feature plant life that is native to the Midwest, and it is quite a sight to see! From bright, flowering plants to tall, wispy grass, you won’t regret stepping outside no matter what the season.
Hidden in the throes of this beauty is a whole ecosystem of delightful critters. See the often missed surprises we’ve captured!