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Morningside Park

Morningside Park "Morningside Park is a park located in Holland and contains medicinal plants. This park was purchased by the Hope College Biology Department in the year of 2011."

Welcome to Morningside Park! Morningside Park is a park located on the corner of 32nd Street and Morningside Drive in Holland. It spans 1.6 acres and was donated to Hope College in 2007 by its former owners Merle and Arloa Prins. The Biology Department of Hope College has decided to plant medicinal plants in this park in order to further study them. A high school student, Ms. Leah Peterson, along with the Hope College Grounds Crew was employed by the department to carry out primary excavation, planting and care of medicinal plants chosen to be planted in the park this past spring/summer. During a first run through the park, beds were identified as areas in which medicinal plants could be planted as well as what native medicinal plants were already known to exist there. Twenty-five species of plants were acquired and planted in Morningside Park. All twenty-five are known to have been used in the past/present in medicinal products or remedies of Native Americans and/or in current drugs for treatments. Continuing education is being researched by Hope College junior Amanda Thomas. To learn more about the layout of Morningside Park and the medicinal plants it contains see the map of the park (which will be downloaded shortly)!