To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.
ARTISTS & CRAFTERS from all over the nation will line the shaded paths to display and sell their work at the 31st anniversary of the Art Arbor Family Festival. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping and delight someone you care about with a truly unique, hand-made gift.
In the WILDLIFE AREA there are Reptile & Bird of Prey shows. The GREEN STAGE businesses will focus on green living and will talk about how you can incorporate their products into your every day life. Children will enjoy Kid's Crafts, Face Painting and traditional carnival games like the bean bag toss. This event is fun for the entire family. The trails are also open all day with two TRAM TOURS every hour during the festival.
The Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Inc. was organized in 1981 to provide volunteer and financial support; especially in environmental education, to encourage community involvement and to advocate the protection of the preserve and conservation of natural resources for present and future generations. The Art Arbor Festival is the main fundraiser for our non-profit organization. With the money raised we are able to fund park programming, summer camp scholarships, care for our birds of prey and many other critical needs of the preserve. Many thanks to all those who make it possible.