Our Location

Story Hill Location

921 N. 49th Street

(Doyne Park beyond space)



At Tiny Green Trees, the land on which we play and learn includes Doyne Park, a 35-acre green space in the Story Hill neighborhood. The park is bordered in the north by the Menomonee River. For centuries, this patch of land was under the domain of the Potawatomi, Ojibwe, Odawa, Fox, Ho-Chunk, Menomonie, Sauk, and Oneida nations. In recent history, it served as a horse farm and a stone quarry. It was designated a county park in 1964. Today, a portion of the Oak Leaf Trail runs through it.  


Our program uses a place-based approach to nature education. That means that we learn about the natural world by experiencing it directly. Our use of the land includes time to play and wonder. We learn the names of the plants and trees around us.  We rest on the ground, we look at the sky. We run, we climb, we listen to stories. We experience the land in every season and in all weathers. In doing so, we deepen our own connection to Place, and come to understand that we are a part of nature, and that nature is a part of us.

use of land

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional homeland of the Potawatomi (Bodéwadmi), Ho-Chunk (Hoocąk), Kickapoo (Kiikaapoi), and Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) nations, along the southwest shores of Michigami, North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the where people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present today.

“When we talk about land, land is part of who we are. It’s a mixture of our blood, our past, our current, and our future. We carry our ancestors in us, and they’re around us. As you all do.”

Mary Lyons
(Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe)