Parks & Recreation
Twenty-four park sites, including shared properties owned by other governmental units, are maintained by the Department of Parks and Recreation and comprise 1,260 acres. They include 8,000 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline, four-miles of river frontage linear park system paralleling the Bear River, a 144-slip marina, a 76-site campground, a winter sports complex, and an 865-acre forest preserve outside the City. Athletic facilities, some shared with school or other organizations, include 10 baseball and softball fields, 20 soccer/football fields, four basketball courts, 12 tennis courts, two pickleball courts, three playgrounds, two ice rinks, four sand volleyball courts, a skate park facility, and 19 miles of non-motorized and recreational foot trails. The City also offers over 30 sports and recreation programs.