Royal Oak Nature Society
The Royal Oak Nature Society is a volunteer group working with the City to protect and promote the usage of Royal Oak's two nature preserves, Cummingston Park and Tenhave Woods. We are also in the process of developing an arboretum and wildflower garden behind the Royal Oak Senior Center (3500 Marais).
Both Cummingston Park and Tenhave Woods are nature areas that are over 20 acres in size and are heavily wooded with lined trails. They are open daily to the public from dawn to dusk. Dogs are not allowed inside either nature area. To learn more about why dogs are not allowed in these parks, please review Why Dogs Are Not Allowed In Our Nature Parks (PDF). Wearing boots while in the parks is recommended during the winter and spring months. Using insect repellent and dressing appropriately is advised from late spring through the end of summer.
To learn more about these parks firsthand, please come to our naturalist led nature walks. To find out when and where they are scheduled, visit our Nature Walks Page. OurPark Locations Page has links to trail maps of the two nature parks.