In 2000, the Berrien County Parks Commission was successful in obtaining a Clean Michigan Initiative Bond Grant for 65% of the construction cost of a new nature center at Love Creek.
The "old" nature center served the public well for over 23 years, but was inadequate to facilitate and support the park's current scope of year-round recreation and education programs. The new nature center (shown at left) features a larger classroom for interpretive programs and a separate multipurpose room with displays and park information. During the winter months the program and multipurpose rooms also serve as comfortable warming areas for skiers, complete with a food service area. The program room is also available for groups in search of a unique and relaxed location to host a meeting, planning session or group training seminar. (See the Facility Rentals page for more information.)