Treats & Trails

October 21, 2023 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Bring your entire family out for a safe and fun walk along the trails of the Outdoor Discovery Center. There will be wildlife encounters, games and candy. Don’t miss seeing the live birds of prey or roasting marshmallows. The North American Wildlife Exhibit in the visitors center will be open for exploration throughout the event.

Event Details

Children are encouraged to wear their costumes. All the nature trails are wheelchair, stroller and wagon-friendly. You must walk a total of 1.2 miles to see the entire event. 

Fee: $10 per family – no new admission after 6pm. 

Pets: Dogs are not permitted at this event, live birds of prey will be out for encounters.

COVID-19: Stay tuned for updates regarding event safety changes.

Photos from Years Prior:

ROAD CLOSURES DURING EVENT: One way roads on 142nd Ave (eastbound) and 56th Street (northbound) with street parking.

Get Involved

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are a variety of sponsor levels available to fit your investment goals. Based on your chosen sponsorship level, you have the opportunity to have your logo on this website, recognition on all marketing materials, social media recognition and one team registration.

For more information, please email Ashley VanZee or call (616) 368-9289.

Volunteer for the Event!

Click here if you’re interested in volunteering, or email Ashley VanZee,

Become a Partner!

We are looking for organizations to join as partners for this exciting event. For a nominal fee, partners will host a candy station for the duration of the event.

This is a great opportunity to connect with a few thousand people in our community!

For $25/organization (free for nonprofits), partners will send two volunteers, a large candy supply, and will receive a table if requested and can also bring a tent if you would like.

For the event day, we suggest having 2 volunteers per shift. We run our volunteer and staff shifts from 1:15-4:30pm and 4:00-7:15pm and recommend partners do the same if you are able to have numerous people work the event. Family friendly costumes are encouraged but not required.

Partner Registration will open in May 2023!

2023 Sponsors: