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 Parks Division

Parks Quick Menu

Victory Park/Rieger Park
Albion River Trail
Harris Field
Ketchum Field
Crowell Park
Holland Park
McAuliffe Park
McIntosh Park
Washington Street Park
Barnes Park
McClure Park
Bournelis Park
Molder Park
Gold Star Park
Llloyd Park
Stoffer Plaza/Market Place
Porter Street Canoe Dock

The mission of the Parks Division is to provide attractive, safe, and well-maintained parks and facilities, offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities for all ages. The City maintains 17 parks, covering 90 acres.   

Foot bridge at Victory
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Victory Park and Rieger Park

Covering 48 acres just south of downtown Albion, these adjoining riverbank parks include a waterfall, a wooded area, a natural spring, and a formal garden. Victory Park was named at the conclusion of World War I; Rieger Park was named after Hugo A. Rieger. Recreation offerings include the Victory for Kids playground (constructed in a community build in 2003), a bandshell, baseball and football fields, a popular disc golf course, courts for shuffleboard, basketball, and volleyball, a sledding hill, a skating pond, a small beach and swimming area (with restrooms and a changing area), a fitness trail and a Recreation Pavilion. Restrooms are available. The Recreation Pavilion may be rented for use by groups or individuals; contact the Public Works Department at (517) 629-2479 if you would like to reserve the Pavilion.

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Albion River Trail                                   (Back to Top)

The Albion River Trail is a 10 to14 foot wide paved path running along the Kalamazoo River for 1.6 miles through Albion. You can walk, run, bike, rollerblade, or skateboard on the trail. This is a non-motorized vehicle trail, with the exception of vehicles for handicap accessibility.

Harris Field

Harris Field                                           (Back to Top)

This 5.1-acre park on Albion's west side includes a lighted baseball field, a concession stand, a picnic area, and a playground. Restrooms are available.

Ketchum Field

Ketchum Field                                                                              (Back to Top)

Located on Albion's east side, Ketchum Field's 4.4 acres include a lighted softball field, a concession stand, a playground, a volleyball court, and a basketball court. Restrooms are available.

Crowell Park

Crowell Park                                          (Back to Top)

This 2-acre hillside park on North Superior Street, donated by early Albion mill owner Jesse Crowell, is the site of Albion's water tower.

Holland Park

Holland Park                                         (Back to Top)

Built on the old West Ward School site, Holland Park's 6.4 acres offer basketball and tennis courts, a picnic shelter, a playground, and a memorial to Robert Holland, Sr., who was instrumental in abolishing segregation in Albion. A restroom is available.

McAuliffe Park

McAuliffe Park                                       (Back to Top)

This heavily-used park next to Harvard Industries features 10 acres with a baseball field, a basketball court, a picnic area, a playground, and a flower garden. The park was named for former Mayor Daniel M. McAuliffe. Restrooms are available.

McIntosh Park

McIntosh Park                                       (Back to Top)

Named for James McIntosh, Albion's first African-American councilman, McIntosh Park is located at State Street and Hoaglin Drive and has basketball courts, a picnic shelter, a playground, and a sandlot ballfield. Restrooms are available.

Washington Park

Washington Street Park                         (Back to Top)

This riverside park, bordered by North Eaton, Pearl, and Washington Streets, and the Kalamazoo River, offers fishing and picnic areas.

Barnes Park

Barnes Park                                           (Back to Top)

West of Superior Street along Water Street, Barnes Park has a fishing pier, a boat launch with water skiing buoys, and picnic areas. The park is named for Truman Barnes, a longtime advocate of river clean-up.

McClure Park

McClure Park                                         (Back to Top)

The 30 acres of this natural riverfront park feature hiking trails, a picnic area, fishing, and an old train trestle, currently under repair. The park's grounds run from Albion Street near Brownswood Road to the city limits along the north and south sides of the Kalamazoo River. Further plans are being made to enhance this park, named for former Mayor Jack McClure.

Bournelis Park

Bournelis Park                                      (Back to Top)

This small downtown park at East Cass and Superior Streets offers benches on the riverfront. The park was named for Pete Bournelis, a local shoe merchant.

Molder Park

Molder Park                                          (Back to Top)

Located across from the Post Office, this downtown park features the American Molder statue, erected in 1974 to honor the community's craftsmen and laborers. The statue is said to be modeled after a photograph of John Passmore, a molder at Gale Manufacturing and Ideal Castings.

Gold Star Park

Gold Star Park                                       (Back to Top)

This park, located at Five Points (Michigan Avenue and Clark Street), serves as a memorial to local lives lost in war.

Lloyd Park

Lloyd Park                                              (Back to Top)

This riverfront park off of East Cass Street has a fishing pier, benches, and memorial tree plantings. The park is named for the industrialist and civic leader Thomas T. Lloyd.

Stoffer Plaza

Stoffer Plaza / Market Place                 (Back to Top)

Located just east of downtown and named for William R. Stoffer, this riverfront park features a natural spring and a large outdoor marketplace with parking. The Farmer's Market is held here (in season) on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Perry St Canoe

Porter Street Canoe Dock                    (Back to Top)

This small park offers a canoe landing.

Bonnie Edmonds
Public Services Administrative Assistant
Office: (517) 629-5535
Fax: (517) 629-2238