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Park System

The Ypsilanti Township Parks System consists of thirty parks and recreation facilities totaling over 900 acres. The parks range in size from 0.3 acres to 190 acres and provide wonderful areas for informal play, organized programs, or to simply enjoy nature. Our larger community parks provide enhanced facilities including picnic shelters, boardwalks, paved and nature trails, interpretive signage, access to canoeing, kayaking and boating, fishing, athletic fields/courts and so much more. Many of our neighborhood parks have recently been renovated and include new park and play equipment. 

To better serve you, some of our community parks are staffed by park attendants during the park season (May - September). We also have Park Rangers on duty during the park season that patrol all of the parks within the Township. If you need assistance, our park staff is there to serve you! Park hours are dawn to dusk.

The Ford Lake Loop Trail is available for review on the USA Track & Field website. The trail is a 9.49 mile paved path looping around Ford Lake. This trail is predominately off road, only 1 mile is a bike/walk lane in 2 different locations. The path goes through or past South Hydro Park, North Hydro Park, Lakeview Park, Loonfeather Point Park, North Bay Park, Ford Heritage Park and Lakeside Park.

 

Township Parks & Public Facilities Map

Township Park Amenities

 

Park Rules

  • Swimming or wading is not allowed from the shores of Ford Lake. The lake has sharp drop-offs, soft bottoms and currents, which can be dangerous.
  • Parking vehicles must be done in designated parking areas.
  • Alcohol possession and consumption of alcohol is not allowed in Township Parks.
  • Fires are allowed only in outdoor cooking grills and in shelter buildings where cooking grills are available. All other fires are prohibited without prior written consent of the administration.
  • Amplified Sound must be maintained at a level not to breach public peace of the facilities.
  • Hunting is not allowed in any Township Park.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times while in the park. Owners must clean up after their pets.
  • Fireworks and Firearms are not allowed in any park.
  • Overnight Camping in any park is prohibited.
  • Defacing or Removal of Park Property, including wildlife (plant or animal) is prohibited.
  • Personal Watercraft motor vehicles admitted into Ford Lake Park. You may transport a maximum of two jet skis. Personal watercraft must be off of the water one hour prior to sunset.
  • Tents and Canopies require a special permit.
  • No Smoking of any kind allowed.

 

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Charter Township of Ypsilanti Community Center •  2025 E. Clark Rd. Ypsilanti, Mi 48198  •  (734) 544 - 3800

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