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City of Hillsdale Parks
The Skat-trak Midwest Watercross race at Sandy Beach Slayton Arboretum [Click here to view full size picture]
The City of Hillsdale has acres of park and preserve land to enjoy. As well as miles of trails and riverway to traverse.

  • Sam Lopresto park includes a multi-purpose ball field with benches, parking facilties
  • Stocks park is the closest to the downtown area. Stroll along the St. Joe river or go for a picnic. Tennis court too.
  • Waterworks park is one of three parks on the north shore of Baw Beese Lake. There is a boat launch, fishing area, playground equipment, picnic tables & grills, restroom & parking facilities.
  • Kee Koose Park is located on Logan street and has baseball diamonds with bleachers & parking,and playground equipment.
  • Owens Memorial park on the north shore of Lake Baw Beese offers 25 acres of picnicing and playground area, and a frisbee golf course. Pavillions are available for rent. Contact Michell Loren at 517-437-6457.
  • Cold Springs park is a small neighborhood park on Westwood St. Picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, and fishing is available.
  • Orville Meyer Parkway along Steamburg Rd. is a large open area along the St. Joe river for picnicing.
  • Jim Inman park is part of the high school sports complex on South Street and includes outdoor tennis, basketball, and shuffleboard courts with lighting and parking.
  • Baw Beese Trail winds it way along the north shore of Lake Baw Beese and is connected to our park system on the east side of town. Soon it will meander along the St. Joe river and connect with the Jonesville bike path as part of the North Country Trail system.
  • Sandy Beach is the host of the annual Sandy Beach Blowout part of the Midwest Watercross Tour on Lake Baw Beese. The park includes 25 acres of beach, marina, sand volleyball court, playground & picnic equipment. Floating iceberg and lifeguard during posted summer hours.
  • Wildlife preserve is currently 120 acres of wetlands around the St. Joe river and Beebe creek. The preserve will be developed for nature trails and canoeing.
  • Slayton Arboretum is privately owned by Hillsdale College, but open to the public to enjoy. Nature trails, picnic areas, period stonework and many identified species of plant life.
  • Field of Dreams is our newest park. It offers 3 baseball fields, 2 soccer fields and concessions. It is also connected to the Baw Beese Trail system.
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