Woodland Park and Nature Preserve is in Battle Creek. It offers three loop trails totaling about 2.5 miles on a 145 acre property. I visited in early February, on the same afternoon I went to Ott Preserve. I'd hoped to return this winter to cross-country ski, but I'm no longer optimistic about our prospects for snow. Maybe next year.
In any case, the park offered a nice mix of forest, fields, and rolling hills with well-marked trails. Printed trail maps were available at the entrances. The park gave a distinct impression of newness, with evidence of energetic plans for its future. A silo at one entrance and a piece of old farm equipment in the woods gave evidence of the land's agricultural past.
I teach economics at Kalamazoo College. My wife is also an economist. We were on sabbatical in Europe for the 2014-15 academic year. (Salamanca, Spain, followed by Oxford, UK.) We were in Uruguay for the 2006-7 academic year.