141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201 :: 517.764.4440
Experience Jackson

Activities

Jackson, Michigan is packed with hands on excitement year-round. Through spring and summer and into the fall and winter; Jackson is the place for both indoor and outdoor recreational activities. When you come to Jackson be sure to Play Jackson.

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What to do

Airport Lanes & Saddle Saloon Banquet Center

(517) 783-2711
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3501 Wildwood Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202

Airport Lanes & Saddle Saloon Banquet Center Airport Lanes Bowling Center offers 60 elite bowling lanes for open bowling as well as leagues. The newly renovated Saddle Saloon Banquet Center, will seat up to 200 people, is available for... » More Information

Hours

See Website for Open Bowling Times.

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
Event Capacity
  • 200
Airport Lanes & Saddle Saloon Banquet Center

Airport Lanes Bowling Center offers 60 elite bowling lanes for open bowling as well as leagues.

The newly renovated Saddle Saloon Banquet Center, will seat up to 200 people, is available for corporate events, receptions and birthday parties. Their experienced party planners will assist you in every detail so your event is memorable. The facility is handicap accessible, as well as heated and air-conditioned. The center features a full service bar and a large stage for a band or DJ. They now offer buffets that can range from just appetizers to full entree buffets.

On-site bar Tamark's Lounge features full service bar with a wide screen TV to watch the game. Little Cesars Pizza Parlor on-site is also available for parties.

 

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AllSkate Fun Center

(517) 787-8716
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1313 W. North St.
Jackson, MI 49202

Jackson's Best Place for a Children's Birthday Party of 2012   For a fun filled experience come and see what AllSkate has to offer. At AllSkate you can skate... » More Information

Hours

Skate and Laser Tag Hours of operation:

Tue & Thurs: 6::30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - Midnight
Sat: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Zumba Hours of operation:

Mon-Thurs 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sat: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Jackson's Best Place for a Children's Birthday Party of 2012

 

For a fun filled experience come and see what AllSkate has to offer. At AllSkate you can skate around the roller rink to live DJ music, play a game in the arcade, or battle it out in the laser tag facilities. Roller Skating Lessons, snack bar and birthday parties are also available. Zumba Classes available Monday through Thursday and Saturday.

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Armory Bike Union

Website | Facebook 104 Armory Ct.
Jackson, MI 49201

Armory Bike Union The Armory Bike Union is a community bicycle resource with a variety of purposes and programs that are helping to create a vibrant bicycling culture in Jackson. We offer workshops,... » More Information

Hours

Monday 4.30-8.30pm
Wednesday 4.30-8.30pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

Armory Bike Union

The Armory Bike Union is a community bicycle resource with a variety of purposes and programs that are helping to create a vibrant bicycling culture in Jackson. We offer workshops, classes, volunteer opportunities, space for the public to work on personal projects, and bicycle rentals!

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Best Field City Park

(517) 788-4040
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1304 Lewis St.
Jackson, MI 49203

Located at Lewis Street near Locust Street, this park features baseball fields.

Park Features
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields

Located at Lewis Street near Locust Street, this park features baseball fields.

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Bloomfield City Park

(517) 788-4040
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1305 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Located off of Michigan Ave between Durand and Thompson Streets, this park features two tennis courts, two basketball courts, a ballfield, playground equipment and picnic tables. It is along the... » More Information

Park Features
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts

Located off of Michigan Ave between Durand and Thompson Streets, this park features two tennis courts, two basketball courts, a ballfield, playground equipment and picnic tables. It is along the parade route and is often filled with children during the annual Rose Parade.

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Cascades Cycling Club

Website P.O. Box 515
Jackson, MI 49204

Promoting Cycling in Jackson, Michigan and the Surrounding Area. The Cascades Cycling Club supports both road cycling and mountain biking. The club maintains the trails in Ella Sharp... » More Information

Promoting Cycling in Jackson, Michigan and the Surrounding Area. The Cascades Cycling Club supports both road cycling and mountain biking. The club maintains the trails in Ella Sharp Park, a local city park in Jackson, Michigan. The trails are suitable for hiking, running, and mountain biking. The trails provide a wide range of challenges and can provide a great workout. The club also schedules rides during the riding season and also offers workshops for the cycling community.

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Clark Lake County Park

(517) 788-4320
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3708 Ocean Beach Road
Clarklake , MI 49234

Clark Lake County Park This 7 acre park on the beaches of Clark Lake includes grills, picnic area, playground area, swimming area, boat launch, and portable toilets.

Park Features
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Community Center
  • Playground Equipment
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Portable Toilets
Clark Lake County Park

This 7 acre park on the beaches of Clark Lake includes grills, picnic area, playground area, swimming area, boat launch, and portable toilets.

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Clear Lake County Park

517-788-4320
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Clear Lake Rd
Jackson, MI 49201

A five acre park with picnic shelter, playground, swimming area, historic pump house and portable toilets with 200 feet of shoreline on the beach. Take I-94 to the Clear Lake... » More Information

Park Features
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Portable Toilets

A five acre park with picnic shelter, playground, swimming area, historic pump house and portable toilets with 200 feet of shoreline on the beach. Take I-94 to the Clear Lake Rd. exit.  Head North approximately 2.5 miles and the park is on the east side of the road.No alcohol is allowed in the park, swim at your own risk, no lifeguard on duty. Pets allowed on leash only in all Jackson County Parks; pets are not allowed in the picnic, playground or beach areas.

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Cooperstown Softball Complex

(517) 206-6701
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1445 Parnall Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

The Cooperstown Softball Complex features four softball fields used for a variety of sports. Leagues include men's, women's and co-ed softball and kickball. Concessions including alcohol and snacks,... » More Information

The Cooperstown Softball Complex features four softball fields used for a variety of sports. Leagues include men's, women's and co-ed softball and kickball.

Concessions including alcohol and snacks, restrooms, children's playscape and parking are available on site.

Come rent our facility for family parties using our sit down area, upper deck and our new game room!

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Dahlem

(517) 782-3453
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7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Dahlem Dahlem is a place to experience, study and enjoy nature. With five miles of hiking trails containing forests, fields, marshes and ponds, visitors can enjoy a guided hike or experience... » More Information

Hours

Trail Hours
Dawn to dusk, 7 days per week, including holidays

Guided Nature Hikes
Every Tuesday from 9am- 11am.

Building Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm
Monday: Closed 

Meeting Facility Features
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 200
Dahlem

Dahlem is a place to experience, study and enjoy nature. With five miles of hiking trails containing forests, fields, marshes and ponds, visitors can enjoy a guided hike or experience the natural wonders on their own. A newly resurfaced 3/8 mile trail has been specially redesigned for visitors with limited mobility. Dahlem offers year-round educational programs for students and families, including naturalist programs, workshops and special events. The exhibit area and Nutshell Gift Shop are located within the main visitor building. The Nutshell is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to shop, and is an excellent source for nature-related books, clothing, bird-feeding supplies, jewelry and many other items, including fresh wreaths during the holidays. 

Dahlem serve as a natural history education center for kids, but it is also known around the state and country for having one of the largest bluebird trails. Birders can capture the songs of Eastern Bluebirds along this well-maintained trail, as well as the harmonies of other migratory songbirds. The annual festival to celebrate these birds is called the Birds, Blooms and Butterflies Festival.

Venue Capacity

Dutcher Room - 80

Pavilion - 125

Green Space - 200

Group Tour Information

Year round groups of 10 or more are encouraged to take a 90 minute guided nature hike and interactive presentation by a Dahlem Naturalist. Groups will discover seasonal favorites such as dragonflies, bird watching and butterflies on five miles of well groomed trails. Meanwhile limited mobility presentations are also available offered on the paved “Nature for All Trail”. Seated educational presentations are also available in the environmental education space. Groups should plan to spend 1.5 to 2 hours on site.

Groups may also schedule a Dahlem Naturalist to meet the bus at a variety of different birding and wild flower hot spots throughout Jackson county.  

 

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Ella Sharp Park

(517) 788-4040
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3225 Fourth St.
Jackson, MI 49203

Ella Sharp Park This park currently features an eighteen-hole Golf Course & Learning Center, eighteen-hole miniature golf course, four tennis courts, two picnic shelters, rose garden, Carter’s Corner Play... » More Information

Hours

Park: Daily 5 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Park Features
  • Flower Garden
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Soccer Fields
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Swimming Pool
  • Golf Course & Golf Learning Center
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Winter Sledding
  • Fishing Site
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Portable Toilets
Ella Sharp Park

This park currently features an eighteen-hole Golf Course & Learning Center, eighteen-hole miniature golf course, four tennis courts, two picnic shelters, rose garden, Carter’s Corner Play Structure, two lighted softball fields, three regular softball fields, ten soccer fields, four baseball fields, one basketball court, playground areas, cross country ski trails, and the Ella Sharp Museum.

Mini-Golf (Putt-Putt)

  • Ella Sharp Park's 18-hole miniaturized golf course holds fun for everyone. The mini course is open 7 days a week. Please call for seasonal hours at 517-788-4696

Lighted Softball Fields

  • The park includes 2 full service fenced and lighted ball fields. Field #1 has a scorer's building while field #2 has a rain shelter.

Open Field Sports Area

  • The park includes 3 full size football fields, 3 softball fields, 4 full size soccer fields which can be used as 8 smaller fields.

Fishing Area

  • The park has a stretch along the banks of the Grand River which is available for fishing. The area is handicapped accessible and is located in the southeast portion of the park.

Paved and Unpaved Walking, Jogging, and Bike Trails

  • The park includes a 1 mile path that connects from Fourth Street with Museum and with the South Jackson Street entrance. In addition, the park also keeps some rough trails that meander through natural preservation areas in both the East and West sides of Fourth Street. These trails are ideal for walking, jogging, and cross country skiing. Cascades Cycling Trail Map

Tennis Courts

  • The park upkeeps 4 paved tennis courts on a first come first serve basis.

Basketball Court

  • The park upkeeps one basketball court located at the South Jackson Road entrance.

Playground Equipment

  • Includes Carter's Corner located across from the Ella Sharp Museum

Facility Rental

  • The Jackson Recreation Department will reserve either the Ella Sharp Park Rose Garden (near the entrance of Ella Sharp Park) or the Rotunda (across from the Museum) for your wedding. The Ella Sharp Park Carters Corner Picnic Pavilion or the West Picnic Pavilion are also available for rental. See Ella Sharp Museum for their Facility Rentals.

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Exchange Club City Park

(517) 788-4040
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300 E. Mansion St
Jackson, MI 49203

On Mansion Street between Merriman and South Milwaukee Streets, this park, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Jackson, features playground equipment, two basketball courts, two tennis courts and one ballfield.

Park Features
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts

On Mansion Street between Merriman and South Milwaukee Streets, this park, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Jackson, features playground equipment, two basketball courts, two tennis courts and one ballfield.

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Extra Innings

517-764-1000
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5775 Ann Arbor Rd
Jackson, MI 49201

Extra Innings Extra Innings – Jackson is Jackson County’s premier indoor baseball and softball training facility.  Extra Innings offers a state of the art 24,000 square foot facility with six... » More Information

Hours

Monday - Friday 11 A.M. - 9 P.M.
Saturday 11 A.M. - 8 P.M.
Sunday 11 A.M. - 7 P.M.

Meeting Facility Features
  • Air Conditioned
Event Capacity
  • 10,000 square feet, 24-foot high ceilings
Extra Innings

Extra Innings – Jackson is Jackson County’s premier indoor baseball and softball training facility.  Extra Innings offers a state of the art 24,000 square foot facility with six batting tunnels and a huge multi-use turfed and netted field.  Ready for your individual or team work-outs, Extra Innings also has a fully stocked pro-shop and is ready to host your next party or event.

Extra Innings – Jackson – 517.764.1000

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Falling Waters Trail

(517) 788-4320
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Weatherwax Drive to the Village of Concord
Jackson, MI

Falling Waters Trail The Falling Waters Trail is a major east-west component of the Jackson County Regional Trail plan, connecting  the town of Concord with the city of Jackson.  This 10.5-mile... » More Information

Park Features
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
Falling Waters Trail

The Falling Waters Trail is a major east-west component of the Jackson County Regional Trail plan, connecting  the town of Concord with the city of Jackson.  This 10.5-mile asphalt rail-trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad and at its northeast terminus the trail carries on as the Jackson Inter-City Trail from Weatherwax to Morrell Street. The trail has been dedicated as a Jackson County Park. The trial begins in th eVillage of Concord. Start your trail ride right with breakfast at nearby Concord Cafe. The trail is mostly rural, with only a few road crossings. It also crosses the Lime Lake County Park (5501 Teft Road) where you can drop a line for fish. There are plenty of places to stop along the way and admire the scenery, have a picnic and take a swim.

To start at the west terminus look for the intersection of River and Main St. in Concord and the northeast terminus will be on Weatherwax Rd. between Kibby and Horton Rd. Parking is available at the Weatherwax and Concord Trailhead as well as at the Lime Lake County Park at about the middle of the trail. Click here for a trail map.

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Fitness Council of Jackson Bike Rental

(517) 990-9798 or (517) 789-6362
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225 N. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201

Fitness Council of Jackson Bike Rental Coming into town and looking for something to do? Considering purchasing a bike but want to get a feel for recreational riding first? Rental bikes are a great way to... » More Information

Hours

Rentals are available for pick-up during P&T Fitness open hours:
Mon 10am - 8pm
Tues 10am - 6pm
Wed 10am - 6pm
Thur 10am - 6pm
Fri 10am - 8pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun Closed
Call ahead for holiday hours

Fitness Council of Jackson Bike Rental

Coming into town and looking for something to do? Considering purchasing a bike but want to get a feel for recreational riding first?
Rental bikes are a great way to explore everything Jackson has to offer!

The Fitness Council of Jackson partners with P&T Fitness to offer bike rental.  Bikes can be picked up at their shop during open hours.

Reservations can be made up to 48 hours in advance at 517.990.9798 or reserve@fitnesscouncil.org or within 48 hours of rental time, please contact P&T Fitness at 517.789.6362.

Rates:
Half day (4 hours) $20
Full day $25
Weekend $60
One week $100
Helmet, lock, and Active Living map included


Bikes available:2009 Raleigh Venture. Standard and drop frames and a variety of sizes.

Suggested use:
These bikes are great for touring the beautiful Grand River ArtsWalk, Inter-City Trail and Falling Waters Trail with family and friends!  Downtown Jackson, Art 634, the Grand River Farmers Market, The Cascades, and Ella Sharp Park and Museum are all easily reached by bike.

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Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center

(734) 475-3170
Website
17030 Bush Rd.
Chelsea, MI 48118

Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center The Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, at the Waterloo Recreation Area, introduces visitors to the fascinating world of geology and to the diverse natural habitats that are found today within... » More Information

Hours

April through September
Monday - Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center

The Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, at the Waterloo Recreation Area, introduces visitors to the fascinating world of geology and to the diverse natural habitats that are found today within Waterloo's 20,000-plus acres. It features Michigan rocks, minerals, fossils, crystals, and glacial information. A variety of programs are offered for school groups as well as the general public. See the website for Weekly Nature Program Schedule.

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Gillett’s Lake County Park

(517) 788-4320
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480 Gillett's Lake Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Gillett’s Lake County Park This 8 acre park offers a swim area, historic pump house (restored in 2002), picnic shelter with a grill, a playground, softball diamond, open field for soccer and portable toilets.

Park Features
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Portable Toilets
Gillett’s Lake County Park

This 8 acre park offers a swim area, historic pump house (restored in 2002), picnic shelter with a grill, a playground, softball diamond, open field for soccer and portable toilets.

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Grand River Arts Walk

(517) 788-4040
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Louis Glick Highway to Monroe Street
Jackson, MI 49201

Grand River Arts Walk Officially opened on October 26, 2010, this one mile trail follows the Grand River from downtown through the Art District at Art 634 and Armory Arts ending at Monroe Street.

Park Features
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
Grand River Arts Walk

Officially opened on October 26, 2010, this one mile trail follows the Grand River from downtown through the Art District at Art 634 and Armory Arts ending at Monroe Street.

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Grand River Environmental Action Team

(517) 416-4234
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Grand River Environmental Action Team The mission of the Grand River Environmental Action Team, or GREAT is to promote the protection and preservation of the Grand River Watershed through activities and educational programs. Founded... » More Information

Grand River Environmental Action Team

The mission of the Grand River Environmental Action Team, or GREAT is to promote the protection and preservation of the Grand River Watershed through activities and educational programs. Founded in 1990, the Grand River Environmental Action Team is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of and restoration of the Upper Grand River Watershed in Jackson County of south central Michigan. GREAT organizes clean-up activities & monthly public canoe outings to create environmental awareness. You can find their event schedule here.

The Upper Grand River Watershed is Special in Several Ways

  • At 260 miles, the Grand River is longest river in the State of Michigan and the second largest watershed.
  • The two branches of the Grand River begin at Grand Lake and Center Lake Chain (natural beginnings) in Jackson County and join east of Jackson dropping 467 feet to Grand Haven on Lake Michigan.
  • Headwaters of the Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Raisin Rivers are also close. They all flow west to Lake Michigan, except the Raisin which flows east to Lake Erie.
  • Jackson County sits on one of the largest aquifers in North America.
  • There are over 200 miles of river waterways to paddle and hundreds of small lakes.
  • Some of the largest remaining wetlands in lower Michigan are located in this watershed.
  • The potential in this area for river and lake recreation is enormous.

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Hayes State Park

(517) 467-7401
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1220 Wamplers Lake Road
Onsted, MI 49265

Hayes State Park Hayes State Park, in the heart of the Irish Hills, is located on Wamplers Lake and Round Lake great for fishing and boating. The park's close proximity to Michigan... » More Information

Park Features
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground Equipment
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Modern Restrooms
Hayes State Park

Hayes State Park, in the heart of the Irish Hills, is located on Wamplers Lake and Round Lake great for fishing and boating. The park's close proximity to Michigan International Speedway, crafts and antique shows and Hidden Lake Gardens make Hayes State Park a prime tourist destination. This park also includes a modern campsite with mini cabins available. 

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Horse N Around Stables

(734) 637-4457
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12891 Trist Rd.
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Horse N Around Stables Horse N Around Stables is excited to offer horseback trail riding this summer for a second year at Waterloo Recreation Area.  Just a short drive from Jackson, Horse N... » More Information

Hours

Friday, Saturday and Holiday Sunday 10am - dusk

Sunday and Holiday Monday 10am - 4pm

(May 24th - Nov. 3rd for Waterloo)

Horse N Around Stables

Horse N Around Stables is excited to offer horseback trail riding this summer for a second year at Waterloo Recreation Area.  Just a short drive from Jackson, Horse N Around Stables is open Friday through Sunday and all holiday Mondays.  Come spend an hour with us on these beautiful trails in one of Michigan's greatest forests. They offer 1 hour and 1/2 hour Horseback Trail Rides through one of Michigan's most beautiful natural wonders.  They are only 5 minutes from I-94 between Jackson and Ann Arbor. They offer trail rides from the smallest groups to very large.  In fact, they offer discounts on groups of 7 or more. Our riding trail in Waterloo starts and finishes in the shade!  No worries about extreme heat here, the forest is always 13 degrees cooler with very little direct sunlight! Please consider our stables for one of your summer adventures.  We accommodate riders age 6 to 106 and from no experience to the most advanced.

Waterloo Stables: 12891 Trist Road, Grass Lake, 49240

Pinckney Stables: 5833 Spears Rd, Pinckney MI, 48169

Please call (734) 637-4457 or email srichardson@horesnaroundstablesatwaterloo.com for reservations.

New this year:

  • Swanky Singles Saddle Up
  • Kids Korral
  • Nature Rides
  • Historical Rides
  • Sunday Service Saddle Up
  • Moonlight Rides
  • River/ Picnic Rides
  • Halloween Rides

State Vehicle Registration and Recreation Passport is Required.

 

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Horton Mill Pond Snyder County Park

(517) 788-4320
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Mechanic and 3rd St.
Horton, MI 49246

Horton Mill Pond Snyder County Park Off of Moscow Road, this 5 acre park includes a picnic shelter, playground area, pond for fishing, a gazebo, dam and portable toilets.

Park Features
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fishing Site
  • Portable Toilets
Horton Mill Pond Snyder County Park

Off of Moscow Road, this 5 acre park includes a picnic shelter, playground area, pond for fishing, a gazebo, dam and portable toilets.

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Indian Brook Trout Farm

(734) 368-0613
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5883 West Michigan Avenue
Jackson, MI 49201

Indian Brook Trout Farm Kids of all ages love to visit Indian Brook Farms. What an opportunity for adults and kids of all ages to experience a fun filled environment that also educates kids... » More Information

Hours

After Labor Day
Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

Indian Brook Trout Farm

Kids of all ages love to visit Indian Brook Farms. What an opportunity for adults and kids of all ages to experience a fun filled environment that also educates kids about aquaculture with the trout pond and agriculture with the pumpkin patch.

As you arrive at Indian Brook Farms you will see a trout pond, gift shop, snack bar and a huge display of pumpkins in the fall. A free wagon ride takes kids and adults through 120 acres of agricultural experiences including wetlands, vegetable and flower gardening, natural untouched plant growth and one of the biggest pumpkin patches around.

Kids learn about aquaculture by seeing how fish are hatched and nurtured through the stages of growth to full sized trout at the Indian Brook Farms spring fed fish hatchery. They can feed the fish and also fish for full sized trout at the Fishing Pond. Before and after the wagon ride kids can visit the fish ponds, gift shop and snack bar which features freshly  baked donuts as well as other snacks and drinks.

Group Tour Information

For a unique school trip, company outing, family reunion, birthday party or motor coach tour Indian Brook Farms is the place to go. Groups of 30 or more are encouraged to book a 3 hour visit consisting of a trout pound and pumpkin patch tour wagon ride, hatchery visit, educational talk and lunch. 

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Inter-City Trail

(517) 788-4040
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Weatherwax Dr. to Morrell
Jackson, MI

The arrow-straight Jackson Intercity Trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad for 3.4 miles through the southwest section of Jackson. The trail provides a nice non-motorized... » More Information

Park Features
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails

The arrow-straight Jackson Intercity Trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad for 3.4 miles through the southwest section of Jackson. The trail provides a nice non-motorized way for area residents to commute to shops and work, as well as for recreation. For those wanting to venture farther afield, the Jackson Intercity Trail turns into the Falling Waters Trail at Weatherwax Drive, which carries on southwest 10.5 miles to the town of Concord.

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Jackson Speedway & Kart Track

(517) 812-0054
Website
500 Speedway Dr
(at the intersection of US 127 & Page Ave.)
Jackson, MI 49203

It is one of the nation’s newest, fastest and modern kart tracks. The facility is set up to house all levels of go-karting, from beginner to the experienced... » More Information

It is one of the nation’s newest, fastest and modern kart tracks. The facility is set up to house all levels of go-karting, from beginner to the experienced competitive racer. Visitors can enjoy go-karts, mini-cup cars, mini-sprints, weekday practice, weekend races, kart schools, kart-shop, corporate parties and much more.

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Kate Palmer Sanctuary

(517) 641-4277
Website
O' Brien Road and McCain Rd
Jackson, MI 49201

A small oasis in an increasingly urban landscape, the 53-acre Kate Palmer Sanctuary is located amid a patchwork of suburbs. The sanctuary is known as one of the richest woodlands... » More Information

A small oasis in an increasingly urban landscape, the 53-acre Kate Palmer Sanctuary is located amid a patchwork of suburbs. The sanctuary is known as one of the richest woodlands in Jackson County for spring wildlowers. The sanctuary also includes two champion sized trees.  Migrating songbirds are also present in the spring. Social trails exist.

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Lime Lake County Park

(517) 788-4320
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5501 Teft Rd.
Spring Arbor, MI 49237

Lime Lake County Park A 2 acre park including a boat launch, a swimming area, playground equipment and portable toilets.The Falling Waters Trail runs right through the park.  The lake was created by... » More Information

Park Features
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Portable Toilets
Lime Lake County Park

A 2 acre park including a boat launch, a swimming area, playground equipment and portable toilets.The Falling Waters Trail runs right through the park. 

The lake was created by the quarrying of Marl, a calcium carbonate or lime-rich mud used to make concrete. The operation, which ceased in 1929, left behind bizarre underwater mountains, pillars, and spires and has become a popular diving spot. Even beginner divers can experience this scene as the depth of the lake is only 30 feet. The Falling Waters Trail provides access to the dive site for certified divers only. There is a distinct drop off on the trail side of the lake. 

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Lions Club City Park

(517) 788-4040
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1025 N. Blackstone St.
Jackson, MI 49202

On the corner of Blackstone & Adams Streets, this park features one lighted softball field, one regular softball field, one tennis court, playground equipment, a picnic shelter and two basketball... » More Information

Park Features
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Portable Toilets

On the corner of Blackstone & Adams Streets, this park features one lighted softball field, one regular softball field, one tennis court, playground equipment, a picnic shelter and two basketball courts. The Grand River Arts Walk passes through the park here, which runs from Monroe Street to Louis Glick Highway. 

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Little Wolf Lake County Park

(517) 788-4320
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Wolf Lake Rd.
Napoleon, MI 49261

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Park Features
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Portable Toilets

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Loomis City Park

(517) 788-4064
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210 Gilbert St.
Jackson, MI 49201

Loomis City Park Located north of E. Michigan Ave between Edgewood & Gilbert Streets, Loomis City Park features the Boos Recreation Center, two outdoor basketball courts, two outdoor tennis courts, picnic shelter with... » More Information

Park Features
  • Flower Garden
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Community Center
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Winter Sledding
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Portable Toilets
Loomis City Park

Located north of E. Michigan Ave between Edgewood & Gilbert Streets, Loomis City Park features the Boos Recreation Center, two outdoor basketball courts, two outdoor tennis courts, picnic shelter with grills and the community built wooden play structure. The recreation center hosts a variety of classes, events and workshops year-round. Programs involve every age group from early childhood to 50+, and include everything from yoga and arts & crafts to gymnastics and toddler classes.

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MacCready Reserve

(269) 731-4597
Website
9243 Skiff Lake Rd
Jackson, MI 49234

The MacCready Reserve is a 408-acre property that is designated for education, research and outreach programs in wildlife and forestry management. The lush environment includes 6.5 miles of trails, rolling terrain,... » More Information

The MacCready Reserve is a 408-acre property that is designated for education, research and outreach programs in wildlife and forestry management. The lush environment includes 6.5 miles of trails, rolling terrain, towering hardwoods, natural springs and colorful wildflowers, creating a diverse habitat for numerous species of birds.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center

(517) 788-4040
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1107 Adrian St.
Jackson, MI 49203

On the corner Adrian and Mitchell Streets, the Howard Charles Woods Recreational Complex &  Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center features new in 2003 community-built playground equipment, a picnic shelter,... » More Information

Park Features
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Community Center
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Modern Restrooms

On the corner Adrian and Mitchell Streets, the Howard Charles Woods Recreational Complex &  Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center features new in 2003 community-built playground equipment, a picnic shelter, two outdoor basketball courts, a tennis court, and two ballfields. The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is a full service community center operated by the City of Jackson Recreation Department. The center provides a safe and supervised place where families can recreate and particiapte in community programs.

The King Center offers a continuing program of activities for adults and children, including a wide range of classes, lectures, study tours, camps, art exhibits, and special community events. Center facilities include a full Gymnasium with a rubberized surface for safety, The Flamingo Brown Lounge, the Comcast multimedia Lab with computers and internet access, the Tony Dungy Meeting lounge, and a small commercial kitchen. Center facilities, including the outdoor picnic pavillion, indoor gym and kitchen, may be rented for private functions such as business conferences, receptions, parties, and recitals.

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Michigan Theatre

(517) 783-0962
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124 N. Mechanic St.
Jackson, MI 49201

Michigan Theatre The Michigan Theatre was the last and largest theater to be built in downtown Jackson, opening in 1930. Now a nonprofit organization, the Michigan Theatre of Jackson Inc., is working to... » More Information

Hours

Group tours of the Michigan Theatre are available by appointment please email Steve Tucker to schedule a tour. 

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 1400
Michigan Theatre

The Michigan Theatre was the last and largest theater to be built in downtown Jackson, opening in 1930. Now a nonprofit organization, the Michigan Theatre of Jackson Inc., is working to restore the theater to its original luster. It was originally built in Spanish Renaissance style with an ornate polychrome terra cotta façade, carved walnut furniture, plush carpeting, heavy damask draperies, and stained-glass light fixtures. The Michigan Theatre is considered one of the most splendid theaters in the state. Their mission is to provide today's entertainment in an incredible historic venue. Events include kids movies and classic films, as well as live entertainment.

The Michigan Theatre is the first stop for on the Historic Prison Tours offered by Jackson Journey's. 

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Minard Mills County Park

(517) 788-4320
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8975 Springport Rd.
Parma, MI 49269

Minard Mills County Park A beautiful 5 acre park with beautifully landscaped gardens, parks nursery, picnic tables, picnic shelter, grills, a ball diamond, playground area, and modern restrooms.

Park Features
  • Flower Garden
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fishing Site
  • Modern Restrooms
Minard Mills County Park

A beautiful 5 acre park with beautifully landscaped gardens, parks nursery, picnic tables, picnic shelter, grills, a ball diamond, playground area, and modern restrooms.

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Optimist Club City Park

(517) 788-4040
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933 N. West Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202

Near Jackson Crossing Mall, this park features a softball field, a basketball court, and playground equipment. To get to the parking lot go east on North Street, North on Lansing... » More Information

Park Features
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields

Near Jackson Crossing Mall, this park features a softball field, a basketball court, and playground equipment. To get to the parking lot go east on North Street, North on Lansing Ave, veer left on Clinton Road, parking lot is off of Clinton Road. 

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Optimist Ice Arena

(517) 783-2664
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1300 W. North St.
Jackson, MI 49202

Optimist Ice Arena Optimist Ice Arena features two rinks, concessions, skate rental and skate sharpening. The arena provides open ice skating, figure-skating lessons, drop-in hockey and hosts many hockey tournaments.

Hours

Daily Public Skating, 
Drop-In Hockey,
Stick & Puck &
Drop-In Figure Skating
available call or visit the website for times.

Optimist Ice Arena

Optimist Ice Arena features two rinks, concessions, skate rental and skate sharpening. The arena provides open ice skating, figure-skating lessons, drop-in hockey and hosts many hockey tournaments.

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Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary

(517) 522-3949
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9066 Seymour Rd
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary The Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary is well-known as THE staging area for Sandhill Cranes. Every autumn, thousands of these birds gather here in preparation for their southern migration. The 963-acre... » More Information

Hours

Open year round from dawn to dusk.

Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary

The Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary is well-known as THE staging area for Sandhill Cranes. Every autumn, thousands of these birds gather here in preparation for their southern migration. The 963-acre Michigan Audubon Society sanctuary has a variety of habitats, making it possible to see over 200 species of birds and plants, including the Rough-legged Hawk and the Northern Shrike during the winter months. 

The Sanctuary is always open to visitors, and during the fall on weekends sanctuary greeters will be available to answer questions. You can also see many Cranes feeding in the fields in the area in the spring and summer, but especially the fall (September to mid-November). Late afternoon visitors during that time of year can see well over 2,000 Sandhill Cranes landing in the sanctuary during that time. We have even been fortunate to have an elusive Whooping Crane visit the sanctuary as well.

The Jackson Audubon Society is the steward of this sanctuary. They ask that you please stay on trails or the observation areas and treat the land, plants and wildlife with respect.

The Phyllis Haehnle Sanctuary is located 6 miles northeast of Jackson, Michigan on Seymour Road. For GPS, you can use the coordinates of 42.322, -84.289. 

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Pleasant Lake County Park & Campground

(517) 769-6401
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4401 Styles Road,
Pleasant Lake, MI 49272

Pleasant Lake County Park & Campground This 22 acre park has 60 modern campsites with water and electricity at every site, plus hot showers, modern restrooms, a sanitary dump station and water tower. Also available is a swimming... » More Information

Park Features
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Modern Restrooms
Pleasant Lake County Park & Campground

This 22 acre park has 60 modern campsites with water and electricity at every site, plus hot showers, modern restrooms, a sanitary dump station and water tower. Also available is a swimming area, biking area, fishing, a playground area, picnic areas and three shelters (by reservation). An 18-hole golf course is nearby within 1/2 mile. Pets in campground on leash only! Weekly and monthly rates.

Drug & Concealed Weapons Free Park 


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Portage Lake County Park

(734) 475-8307
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Portage Lake Rd.
Pleasant Lake, MI 49272

Portage Lake County Park With more than 20,000 acres, 47 miles of trails and 21 lakes, the Waterloo State Recreation Area has many different outdoor activities including Portage Lake State Park offering swimming, picnic areas, fishing and... » More Information

Park Features
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Portable Toilets
Portage Lake County Park

With more than 20,000 acres, 47 miles of trails and 21 lakes, the Waterloo State Recreation Area has many different outdoor activities including Portage Lake State Park offering swimming, picnic areas, fishing and more.

Directions:
Take I-94 east to exit 147 to Race Rd.  Turn left (North) on Race Rd. Turn right (East) on Seymour Rd.  Turn left (North) on Portage Lake Rd.

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Quiet World Sports

(517) 879-8981
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Vandercook Lake County Park
1000 Parkway
Jackson, MI 49203

Quiet World Sports Are you having your share of fun? In our increasingly complex world the answer is typically “of course not!” It’s getting more and more difficult to... » More Information

Hours

10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Seven days a week

After Labor Day, Sat & Sun 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Pending weather conditions, please call ahead.

Quiet World Sports

Are you having your share of fun? In our increasingly complex world the answer is typically “of course not!” It’s getting more and more difficult to unplug-unwind and fall back into natural rhythms to rejuvenate ourselves. That is why we paddle kayaks. Once we’ve left the launch site, within a few short minutes, we’ve reconnected back through time to a world of utter simplicity. There’s just us, our kayaks and paddles, and the always-changing waters. And before we know it, we’re getting our gentle, relaxing exercise while adding precious FUN back into our lives.

We paddle the Grand River, Vandercook Lake, Browns Lake, Williams Lake & Cove Lake. We offer rentals at Vandercook Lake and lessons and tours at all locations. We offer Sit-In, Tandem and Sit-On-Top Kayaks as well as Stand-up Paddleboards. 

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Rando Activity Center

(517) 768-2255
Website
3055 Shirley Dr.
Jackson, MI 49201

The Rando Activity Center (The RAC) is Jackson's only multi-purpose sports facility. The gym offers 16,000 square feet of clear space for a variety of activities.  The facility... » More Information

Event Capacity
  • 800

The Rando Activity Center (The RAC) is Jackson's only multi-purpose sports facility. The gym offers 16,000 square feet of clear space for a variety of activities.  The facility is ideal for basketball, volleyball, soccer, tournaments, camps, martial arts, wedding receptions, reunions & birthday parties. Three full size basketball courts, three full size volleyball courts, aerobic and martial arts area,  fitness center with free weights, cardio equipment, workout machines, and locker rooms with showers available. Indoor baseball, softball and tennis clinics are also offered. 

The RAC hosts girls/boys basketball tournaments almost every weekend and offers several leagues and instructional camps/clinics throughout the year to improve the individual athletes game. The RAC attracts some of the top AAU basketball players and teams in the state. Personal training is also available upon request for Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer and Softball.

BANQUETS, DANCES & WEDDING RECEPTIONS
The RAC is available for banquets, dances, reunions, wedding receptions and holiday parties.  The RAC has 16,000 square feet of floor space and can accommodate groups of up to 800 people.  The RAC also can accommodate smaller groups by partitioning off areas. The RAC has a food court and kitchen area that caterers may serve from.  All caterers must be licensed.

 

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Rotary Club City Park

(517) 788-4040
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1413 Deyo St.
Jackson, MI 49203

Located on Deyo Street between Summit and Elm Avenue, this park features playground equipment, a tennis court, a basketball court, and a ballfield.

Park Features
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts

Located on Deyo Street between Summit and Elm Avenue, this park features playground equipment, a tennis court, a basketball court, and a ballfield.

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Round Lake County Park

(517) 788-4320
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Round Lake Rd.
Horton, MI 49246

Round Lake County Park On this 2.5 acre park you will find grills, picnic area, boat launch, playground area, portable toilets, and a flowing Artesian well for filling your water jugs.

Park Features
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Portable Toilets
Round Lake County Park

On this 2.5 acre park you will find grills, picnic area, boat launch, playground area, portable toilets, and a flowing Artesian well for filling your water jugs.

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Sparks Park & The Cascades

(517) 788-4320
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1400 S. Brown St.
Jackson, MI 49203

Sparks Park & The Cascades Sparks Park & The Cascades a.k.a. The Cascasdes Park & The Cascade Falls The best known attraction of this 457 acre park is The Cascades Falls, a man-made,... » More Information

Hours

2014 The Cascades Schedule

The Cascades will be open for a light show from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. on these dates:

  • Nightly May 23 - September 1
  • September 5 & 6
  • September 12 & 13

All dates are weather permitting.

Park Features
  • Flower Garden
  • Fountain
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Golf Course & Golf Learning Center
  • Winter Sledding
  • Fishing Site
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Portable Toilets
Sparks Park & The Cascades

Sparks Park & The Cascades a.k.a. The Cascasdes Park & The Cascade Falls

The best known attraction of this 457 acre park is The Cascades Falls, a man-made, illuminated waterfall with musical accompaniment enjoyed by all since 1932. Some prefer to watch the dancing lights and listen to the beautiful music from comfortable seats, while the more energetic climb to the top of the 500 foot hill alongside the six giant fountains while dodging the spraying water. The falls are illuminated every night in season, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. with an admission charge. Children 10 years and under are free with paid adult. Call for special group rates. 

The park, also known as the Sparks Foundation County Park, features the Cascades 18-hole Championship Golf Course and Cascades Short Course and driving range.  Other features of this park, operated by the Jackson County Parks Department,  include outdoor basketball court, baseball and softball fields, a very popular walking path, playground area, and a picnic shelter.  The Cascades Park is also the home of many special events such as the midwest's largest Cascades Civil War Muster and spectacular fireworks shows every year. Don't forget to stop by the Cascades Ice Cream Co, featuring "Frozen Dome Malts", opened March through September.

The Sparks Park newest feature is the urban fishery. The fishery was first stocked with 500 Blue Gill and 100 Large Mouth Bass. The urban fishery was completed in June 2012 and was open for fishing on July 1, 2012.  The area includes a fishing pier, walking path, informative signs and a large picnic gazebo.

2014 Admission Rates for The Cascades Falls

Senior   $3.00 per person*
Regular   $4.00 per person
Family Nights $7.00 per family
Fireworks  $6.00 per person
Children 10 and under always free with paying adult.

Group Rates for 12 or more people at $3 per person*, with one person paying for entire group.
(Please call ahead – Mon thru Fri @ 517-768-2901)

*The senior and group rates do no apply to the firework shows

2014 Season Passes
Includes Family Nights and Fireworks
Single (1)   $40.00
Double (2)   $60.00
Family (Limit 8)  $90.00

Group Tour Information

Groups are encouraged to contact the Jackson County Parks Department at 517-788-7320 for a special behind the scenes tour and pricing information. Guided historic tours of this man-made illuminated waterfall usually last about a half hour and take place before evening light shows in the summer.  Groups should plan to spend 1.5 to 2 hours on site.

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Studio Deeply Art

(517) 783-1151
Website
634 N Mechanic St.
Jackson, MI 49202

Studio Deeply Art Teaching Life Drawing and Yoga, Ave's work centers on the figure as a vehicle to express her enthusiasm about life. Her pieces are emotionally charged, using bold color and... » More Information

Hours

Painting or Drawing the Figure:

Every Tuesday, 11am-2pm

Studio Deeply Art

Teaching Life Drawing and Yoga, Ave's work centers on the figure as a vehicle to express her enthusiasm about life. Her pieces are emotionally charged, using bold color and definitive line. Her sensuous use of paint is direct and textural and she uses the poses of the models she works with to express not only their unique individuality but her passionate energy.
In addition to the paintings, her pastel drawings are some of her freshest and most electrically charged work. Bold and direct, using rich and uexpected color, they capture the essence of the pose in the moment, with all of its deep language. Body Adornments: Ave's pieces are one of a kind, custom designs. She seeks out precious stones and objects that speak to her and creates wearable art that become focal pieces. Expect lots of compliments. 

Painting or Drawing the Figure:
Tuesdays, 11am-2pm
Draw or paint from the live model in Ave's beautiful well lit space.
Bring your materials and lunch if you like, $15, students are $10.

Registration call (517) 783-1151 or email deeplyart@aol.com

For yoga class schedule go to:  www.yogastudiodeeplyart.com

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Suburban Lanes Bowling & Restaurant

(517) 764-3200
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3801 Ann Arbor Rd.
Jackson, MI 49202

Suburban Lanes Bowling & Restaurant We offer the finest in league and family bowling. Our 12 lane bowling alley was recently renovated. We feature a pro shop, restaurant and bar (dining & take out), Club Keno... » More Information

Hours

Grill Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 7 p.m.

Closed May 1st through August 15th.

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 100
Suburban Lanes Bowling & Restaurant

We offer the finest in league and family bowling. Our 12 lane bowling alley was recently renovated. We feature a pro shop, restaurant and bar (dining & take out), Club Keno and Pull Tabs, banquet facility, game room with pool table, video and arcade, darts, big screen TV, wireless Internet, family activities, and of course, the area's best bowling shot. Banquet capacity up to 100 people.

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Swain’s Lake County Park & Campground

(517) 768-2901
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7400 Pulaski Road
Concord, MI 49237

56 modern campsites are available with water and electricity & there are 6 rustic campsites at this beautiful 26 acre park, along with hot showers, restrooms, sanitary dump station, and water tower. Other... » More Information

Park Features
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Modern Restrooms

56 modern campsites are available with water and electricity & there are 6 rustic campsites at this beautiful 26 acre park, along with hot showers, restrooms, sanitary dump station, and water tower. Other features include a boat launch, picnic areas and the 3 shelters (by reservation), playgrounds, sand box, horse shoe pits, basketball court, swimming area, hiking, biking, fishing, volleyball area, softball diamond, and nature trails. An 18-hole golf course is located across the street. Pets in campground on leash only! Weekly and Monthly rates available.  For pre-season reservations,1st Monday in February until the Friday before Memorial Day, please call (517) 768-2901.

Drug & Concealed Weapons Free Park 

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The Bounce Castle

(517) 817-5437
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1850 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202

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Hours

Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Buffalo Ranch

(517) 563-8249
Website
12770 Rountree Rd
Hanover, MI 49241

The Buffalo Ranch This farm features some of the best horseback riding in the county, as well as covered wagon rides, buffalo feeding, a zip line and a picnic area with a pavilion.... » More Information

Hours

Spring - Summer - Fall
Tuesday - Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closed on Mondays

The Buffalo Ranch

This farm features some of the best horseback riding in the county, as well as covered wagon rides, buffalo feeding, a zip line and a picnic area with a pavilion. Riding lessons are available.

We offer that "Out West" feeling right here in Southern Michigan. The Buffalo Ranch is perfect for company outings, field trips, birthdays, get-togethers, reunions, and more.

The place started in 1973 with 25 acres. The first two buffalo were purchased in 1979. In 1995 horseback riding and a zip line were added to the ranch. The Daniels family purchased the ranch in November of 2007.  Today, The Buffalo Ranch has approximately 35 head of buffalo and 240 acres of land. We offer wagon rides to feed the buffalo and guided horseback rides through our scenic trails. Our horses range from very gentle for those new to riding to spirited horses for the seasoned rider.  You have 240 acres with trails to ride on.  We have helmets for those that want them.

Group Tour Information

Groups of 7 or more are encourage to schedule an hour long covered wagon ride to feed the buffalo and go through the world on a zip line. Horse back riding lessons and trail rides are also offered for groups of adults and children (aged 6 years old and older) while children under the age of 6 may ride a guided horse. Groups may have access to the covered picnic area to enjoy either a prepared or brown bag lunch. Group visits usually last between 1.5 and 3 hours.

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The Electrical Hybrid Bicycle Touring Company

(734) 418-7072
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Jackson, MI 49201

The Electrical Hybrid Bicycle Touring Company My name is Timothy Knight and I am the proprietor of The Electrical Hybrid Bicycle Touring Company. I am currently booking bicycle tours for the Spring, Summer, and Fall. ... » More Information

Hours

Business Hours: 8 am to 5 pm EST

The Electrical Hybrid Bicycle Touring Company

My name is Timothy Knight and I am the proprietor of The Electrical Hybrid Bicycle Touring Company.
I am currently booking bicycle tours for the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  Individuals, groups, churches, clubs and families are welcome to reserve any day and time or location for an exciting sweat-free bicycle tour!
Here’s how I make bicycling even more fun:  I meet your group at the location of your choosing.  In my trailer are eight different hybrid bicycles of differing performance types depending on the terrain you tour. Your bicycle is fit for your height, personal comfort and touring pleasure.

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Twin Pines Campground and Livery

(517) 524-6298
9800 Wheeler Rd.
Hanover, MI 49241

This family owned campground and canoe livery has 89 sites shaded with large oak trees, modern bathrooms, playground and large front yard. The canoe livery offers 1 hour, 3 hour and 5 hour trips... » More Information

Hours

 Open May thru October.

This family owned campground and canoe livery has 89 sites shaded with large oak trees, modern bathrooms, playground and large front yard. The canoe livery offers 1 hour, 3 hour and 5 hour trips on the beautiful Kalamazoo River. Open May thru October. 

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Vandercook Lake County Park

(517) 788-4320
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551 Avenue A
Jackson, MI 49203

Also known as Townsend F. Beaman Park, this 17 acre park includes a swim area, 3 ball diamonds, a boat launch, playground area, fishing area, grills, 2 picnic shelters and modern restrooms.

Park Features
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Modern Restrooms

Also known as Townsend F. Beaman Park, this 17 acre park includes a swim area, 3 ball diamonds, a boat launch, playground area, fishing area, grills, 2 picnic shelters and modern restrooms.

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Vineyard Lake County Park

(517) 788-4320
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175 North Dr.
Brooklyn, MI 49230

An 8.5 acre park with a playground area, a boat launch, swim area and portable toilets.

Park Features
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Portable Toilets

An 8.5 acre park with a playground area, a boat launch, swim area and portable toilets.

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Waterloo Recreation Area

(734) 475-8307
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16345 McClure Rd.
Chelsea, MI 48118

Waterloo Recreation Area Located northeast of the city of Jackson near Portage Lake County Park and Phyllis Haehnle Sanctuary, Waterloo Recreation Area is the largest park in the Lower Peninsula. At more than 20,000... » More Information

Park Features
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground Equipment
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Fishing Site
  • Lake Swimming Access
  • Boat Launch
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Portable Toilets
Waterloo Recreation Area

Located northeast of the city of Jackson near Portage Lake County Park and Phyllis Haehnle Sanctuary, Waterloo Recreation Area is the largest park in the Lower Peninsula. At more than 20,000 acres, the park boasts two modern campgrounds, a rustic campground, an equestrian campground, a swimming beach, several picnic sites, 11 excellent fishing lakes, eight boat launches, 12 miles of interpretive nature trails, 47 miles of hiking trails, three rustic cabins, numerous equestrian trails and the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center.

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William Nixon Park, Aquatic Center and Skate Park

(517) 788-4040
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400 E. North St.
Jackson, MI 49202

William Nixon Park, Aquatic Center and Skate Park This park contains a waterpark, featuring a zero-depth pool and water slides, a skateboard park and full-size inline hockey rink as well as four softball fields, playground equipment and a... » More Information

Park Features
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Swimming Pool
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Portable Toilets
William Nixon Park, Aquatic Center and Skate Park

This park contains a waterpark, featuring a zero-depth pool and water slides, a skateboard park and full-size inline hockey rink as well as four softball fields, playground equipment and a picnic shelter.

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