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All Parks

  • WOODS LAKE PARK

    Woods Lake Park offers a fun summer outing with a sandy beach, picnic pavilion with six picnic tables and a playground. Fishing is allowed along the shore in designated areas. The lower parking lot is for handicap accessible parking. So grab your swim gear and fishing pole and enjoy a relaxing day at the lake.

    Address: 2718 Oakland Dr.

    • Drinking Fountains
    • Handicap Accessible
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Toilets
    • Grills
    • Fishing
    • Nature Walk
    • Beach
    • Playground
  • W. MAIN PARK

    • Picnic Tables
  • VERSLUIS / DICKINSON SOFTBALL COMPLEX

    • Drinking Fountains
    • Toilets
    • Playground
    • Softball/Teeball
  • VERBURG PARK

    Verburg Park is a great park for the outdoor recreationalist. Parking is offered at the north end of the park off East Paterson. The Kalamazoo River boarders the east side of the park and is ideal for fishing. It even offers a kayak/canoe launch in a small lagoon off the river to make dropping in or shoring easy. 1,920 feet of the Kalamazoo Valley River Trail cuts through the length of the park offering a nice smooth walking experience.

    The south end offers recreational opportunities as well with a grill, swing set and a grass surface basketball court.

    Address: 729 E. Paterson St.

    • Handicap Accessible
    • Picnic Tables
    • Grills
    • Fishing
    • Nature Walk
    • Canoe Launch
    • Non-motor Trailway
    • Basketball
  • UPJOHN PARK

    Upjohn Park is an 18 acre park that contains Kik Pool, a “Boundless Playground”, a skateboard park, multi-use field, basketball courts, tennis courts, a picnic shelter, and paved walkways . Kik Pool is the only 50 meter outdoor swimming pool in the Kalamazoo area. Every June, Six Starz Skate Jam calls the Upjohn skate park home.

    Saturday’s throughout the summer, Fitness in the Park helps you get into shape with instructor lead exercises.

    Picnic tables and a grill are also available to help make a great day at one of the busiest parks in Kalamazoo.

    Address: 1064 Walter St.

     

    • Drinking Fountains
    • Electric (Public & Events)
    • Handicap Accessible
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Toilets
    • Grills
    • Playground
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Basketball
    • Skatepark
    • Pool
  • SPRINGMONT PARK

    Spingmont Tot Lot is a park dedicated to our littlest park enthusiasts. With many different structures to swing on, slide down, climb over, under and around there is plenty for children to experience and explore. Lunch dates are more convenient with two picnic tables located in the park.

    Address: 2416 Springmont Ave.

    • Picnic Tables
    • Playground
  • SOUTHSIDE PARK

    Southside park, located in the Edison neighborhood, is a nice park for small gatherings. A pavilion with two picnic tables and a grill offer a nice spot for a birthday party or a nice afternoon cook out. Not far from the pavilion there is a water fountain and play ground. If walking is for you there is a paved 1,980 foot trail around the park. Up the hill, from the park entrance, is a half court basketball court and a full soccer field.

    Address: 2156 Race St.

    • Drinking Fountains
    • Handicap Accessible
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Grills
    • Playground
    • Soccer
    • Softball/Teeball
    • Basketball
  • SHERWOOD PARK

    Sherwood park is a nice wooded community park to observe squirrels and birds moving atop the trees. A picnic table located near the play ground allows for a nice play date under the shade. The rolling hills and numerous trees makes this little oasis great for hide and seek.

    Address: 300 Wallace Ave.

    • Picnic Tables
    • Nature Walk
    • Playground
  • SOUTH WESTNEDGE PARK

    South Westnedge Park is a quiet community park with many park benches to rest on while under the cool canopy of trees. The brick lined paths crisscrossing through the park add a unique feel.

    Address: 1101 South Westnedge Ave.

  • ROCKWELL PARK

    Rockwell Park is located near the Eastwood neighborhood and split by Trimble St. One half has two tennis courts and an open area for a game of tag. The other side has restroom facilities, a playground, park benches for a shaded rest under the trees and a full court basketball court.

    Address: 1106 Trimble St.

    • Electric (Public & Events)
    • Picnic Tables
    • Toilets
    • Grills
    • Playground
    • Tennis
    • Basketball
  • REED STREET PARK

    Reed Street Park is an easy walk or bus ride away. Located right off Portage St and next to a grocery store, this park is convenient for an afternoon visit. You’ll find a grill and a playground designed for 3-5 year olds.

    Address: 1700 Portage St.

    • Picnic Tables
    • Grills
    • Playground
  • NELLBERT PARK

    • Picnic Tables
    • Playground
  • KROM & PROUTY

    • Picnic Tables
    • Grills
    • Playground
  • KNOLLWOOD PARK

    Knollwood Park, located by WMU, has plenty to offer for a day of outdoor fun. The major attraction is the 18-hole disk golf course under the canopy of trees for a challenging but comfortable experience. For additional fun a short walk from the parking lot takes you to the swing set and the soccer field.

    Address: 1500 Greenwood Ave

    • Picnic Tables
    • Nature Walk
    • Playground
    • Soccer
    • Disc Golfing
  • HENDERSON PARK

    Henderson Park is a community park hidden in the West Main Hill neighborhood. There is plenty of grass area, two play structures and a swing set for children to play for hours. In addition, there is a full court basketball court available to get your game on.

    Address: 1650 Henderson Ct.

    • Playground
    • Basketball
  • HAYS PARK

    Hays Park is updated with new equipment and a walking path to make an afternoon in the park enjoyable for the whole family. The 1,290 foot paved walking path circles the park for a smooth walking or riding experience. There are two play areas with climbing structures and a picnic table near by. Both picnic tables in the park are ADA accessible. The park also includes bike parking stations and a baseball backstop.

    Address: 2001 Miller Rd.

    • Handicap Accessible
    • Picnic Tables
    • Nature Walk
    • Playground
    • Softball/Teeball
  • FRAYS PARK

    Frays Park is a large community park that offers plenty of activities for the whole family. An unpaved 3,070 foot  trail meanders around the park for a great opportunity for a walk or run. Four picnic tables are located throughout the park with a charcoal grill close by to a playground and swings.

    Sports and fitness enthusiasts will find a sand volleyball court, tennis courts and Fitness in the Parks events throughout the summer.

    Address: 4400 Canterbury Ave.

     

    • Drinking Fountains
    • Picnic Tables
    • Grills
    • Nature Walk
    • Playground
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
  • FARRELL PARK

    Farrell Park has a picnic shelter without electricity and a seating capacity of 60 people, restrooms open for special events and  water fountains. Playground surface is lined with wood chips for a softer playing area and the paved walking trail is a 1,130 feet loop around the park.

    Address: 840 North Rose St.

    To Reserve: please call (269) 337-8191

    • Drinking Fountains
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Toilets
    • Non-motor Trailway
    • Playground
  • EMERALD DRIVE PARK

    Emerald Drive Park is a unique park with plenty of open area. A 2,420 foot paved path runs the length of the park to the large open area where you will find a soccer and baseball field.

    Address: 3200 Emerald Dr.

     

    • Picnic Tables
    • Non-motor Trailway
    • Soccer
    • Softball/Teeball
  • DUTTON PARK

    Dutton Park is a community park with plenty of open grassy space and a playground designed for young children to have a fun playtime experience. Park benches throughout the park offer a relaxing atmosphere for the whole family.

    Address: 219 W. Dutton St.

     

    • Handicap Accessible
  • DAVIS PARK

    Davis Park a community park with plenty of grassy space for picnics and laying in the sun. Picnic tables and a charcoal grill help make the visit comfortable while the kids play on the playground located near by.

    Address: 901 Davis St.

     

    • Picnic Tables
    • Grills
    • Playground
  • BLANCHE HULL

    Blanche Hull Park is a great bird and nature watching area with over 2,600 feet of wooded trails including an open grass area for picnics in the park. A small parking lot allows for easy access to a relaxing experience.

    Address: 4225 S. Burdick St.

     

    • Nature Walk
  • AXTELL CREEK

    Axtell Creek Park is community park with a charcoal grill and picnic table. Children can enjoy the playground that includes a swing. The paved trail that runs through the park is 450 feet that includes a bridge over the creek.

    Address: 534 Pioneer St.

     

    • Picnic Tables
    • Grills
    • Non-motor Trailway
    • Playground
  • ACADEMY GREEN

  • FAIRMONT DOG PARK

    In 2004, a collaborative group called “Friends of Kalamazoo Dog Parks” was founded to plan and build a dog-friendly, off-leash area for dogs and their owners.

    Through a collaboration of Fairmont Neighborhood, The City of Kalamazoo, MRC Industries, The Kalamazoo Humane Society, and volunteers worked to achieve our primary goal. The result: a beautiful, quiet, pet-friendly park, Fairmont Park on Prairie Street in the Fairmont Neighborhood.

    Kalamazoo’s first dog park features a fenced area for dogs off-leash, a watering hole and a  separate small dog area. For their humans; benches, picnic tables and a small pavilion are provided.  A “stoop and scoop” protocol is in effect.

    *During the Winter Months the park lot will not be open.  Users must park on the street and access the park via the sidewalk.

    Address: 1108 Prairie Ave.

     

    • Drinking Fountains
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
  • To schedule a private event in a park, call the City’s Parks and Rec department at: (269) 337-8191.
  • To reserve a shelter for a PRIVATE event, please complete the following form:  pdf  Park Rental Form pdf  General Parks Policy
  • To schedule a public event call the Special Event Coordinator at: (269) 337-8006 or visit our special event website.
  • To rent a softball, football or soccer field, please call the Special Event Coordinator at:  (269) 337-8191
  • A completed inventory of the natural features at the Spring Valley Park here:  Natural Features Inventory
  • To view a comprehensive map of the Kalamazoo Parks, click here: Kalamazoo Parks Map
  • To view our park rules click here: Park Rules

All city park hours are 8am to dusk. City parks are open during the spring, summer, and fall months from May 1st through October 31st. Bathrooms are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.