Garfield Park Reservation and the surrounding area have a rich cultural history. The Nature Center highlights exhibits featuring both the interesting history and the diverse wildlife of the area. A trip to the Nature Center won't be complete without a visit to the landscaped wildlife garden adjacent to the building sheltering a variety of flowering plants, shrubs and evergreens designed to attract birds and butterflies.
A walk on one of the three major trail systems that start near the Nature Center takes you through rich, deep woodlands that support a host of songbirds and the Iron Spring Wildlife Preserve that is specially managed for upland wildlife species. The Ridge Top Trail traverses the crest of the valley and features excellent views of the preserve area.