Text: Karla Jeltema
Operating with new and enhanced safety features, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan once again welcomed visitors to the 158-acre main campus on Monday, June 8 at 9:00 a.m.
Hosting Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory, one of the largest interactive children’s gardens in the country, an approximately 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, pristine gardens, and accomplished artwork; strolling through the Meijer Garden campus will be a welcome respite from the past months of the pandemic.
“During this most difficult time, it has been a privilege for me to be in a position to see how so many kind, passionate, and dedicated people from all walks of life have come together to unite and sustain Meijer Gardens,” said David Hooker, president and chief executive officer at Frederik Meijer Gardens.
Extensive signage and wayfinding icons will help visitors navigate safely through the grounds. There are areas off limits, such as the Log Cabin in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden, the sculpture galleries, and the Hoffman Family Auditorium, to name a few. Exhibits, such as “George Segal: Body Language,” will open once the curatorial team can finalize the presentation of the show.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is located at 1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI. For hours of operation and prices, please see their website meijergardens.org or call 888.957.1580.
Featured entrance photo by William J Hebert