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COVID-19 Update: Recreation

The following services are being temporarily suspended and will resume when the Coronavirus level of risk diminishes:

Park System: Ford Lake Park, North Bay Park, Loonfeather Point Park, North Hydro Park and our neighborhood parks will remain OPEN during the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice. Playgrounds, tennis courts and basketball courts are CLOSED to prohibit larger gatherings of people.
We encourage our residents to utilize our beautiful parks as an outlet and a way to exercise and connect with nature during this difficult time. Please be respectful of those around you and continue to observe the social distancing recommendations given. Please stay tuned for any further updates or changes.
Please note that park restrooms will remain closed until permanent above-freezing temperatures take hold.

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. Parking at the parks is free October - April.

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.


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

Mon. - Fri., 8:00am - 8:00pm  •  Sat., 9:00am - 6:00pm • Sun., Closed