Parks and Recreation


Parks and Recreation 248-758-3600

PUBLIC NOTICE

The new 2012-2016 Master Plan for Pontiac's Parks and Recreation has been adopted and put into action.

Click here to download the 2012-2016 Parks and Recreation Master Plan (20 mb)

There is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in Pontiac. In addition to Pontiac's 30 city parks and recreation fields, there are three metroparks and six state parks within a short distance.

Pontiac's Community Centers provide year-round activities and serve as the home for many civic organizations.

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 FACILITY AND PARK USAGE AND RENTAL FORMS
 City of Pontiac Senior Center Rental Agreement
 City of Pontiac Park Rental Agreement
 City of Pontiac Facility and Park Use Policy


City Community Centers

Robert W. Bowen's Senior Center
52 Bagley 248-758-3240

Ruth Peterson Community Center
990 Joslyn 248-758-3277

 Community Center Newsletters
Pontiac Senior News June 2015
Pontiac Senior News July 2015
Pontiac Senior News August 2015
Pontiac Senior News September 2015
Pontiac Senior News October 2015
Pontiac Senior News February 2016
Pontiac Senior News March 2016
Pontiac Senior News April 2016
Pontiac Senior News June 2016
Pontiac Senior News August 2016
Pontiac Senior News October 2016
Pontiac Senior News November 2016
Pontiac Senior News June 2017

City Parks

Pontiac has 8 major parks and 22 neighborhood parks. Below are a list of parks and the facilities that are available. Click on the map to get a detailed map of some of our major parks.
Click below to for a complete map of Pontiac's Parks.

  Pontiac Parks and Schools thumb     

Major Parks with Amenities

1. Galloway Lake Park - Perry St. @ Giddings Rd.

  • Sport recreational areas including, Two softball fields with press boxes, Basketball courts, Tennis courts
  • Playground equipment
  • Picnic area with tables, grills & trash receptacles
  • Dock & fishing area
  • MINIMAL RESTROOM FACILITIES AVAILABLE

2. Hawthorne Park - Telegraph Rd. & Hawthorne Park Dr .

  • Sport recreational areas including three horseshoe pits
  • Playground equipment
  • Picnic area with tables, grills & trash receptacles
  • Open pavilion/shelter
  • Dock boat launch & fishing area
  • MINIMAL RESTROOM FACILITIES AVAILABLE
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3. Jaycee Park - Joslyn Ave. & Walton Blvd.

  • Sport recreational area including baseball fields (hardball), two horseshoe pits
  • Playground equipment
  • Picnic area with tables, grills & trash receptacles
  • MINIMAL RESTROOM FACILITIES AVAILABLE
 

4. Oakland Park - Montcalm, Glenwood Ave & Hammond St.

  • Sport recreational areas including basketball courts, tennis courts, skate park
  • Playground equipment
  • Picnic area with tables, grills & trash receptacles
  • MINIMAL RESTROOM FACILITIES AVAILABLE
 

5. Beaudette Park - Orchard Lake Rd. & Sylvan Ct.

  • Sport recreational areas including softball fields, basketball court, tennis courts, two horseshoe pits, playground equipment
  • Picnic area with tables, grills & trash receptacles
  • Open pavilion/shelter
  • Dock, boat launch & fishing area
  • Trail access
  • MINIMAL RESTROOM FACILITIES AVAILABLE
 

6. Murphy Park - Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. & Osmun St.

  • Sport recreational areas including soccer field, horseshoe pit, cricket set up, sledding hill
  • Playground equipment
  • Picnic area with tables, grills & trash receptacles
  • Open pavilion/shelter
  • Closed shelter/warming house (currently not available for rental)
  • MINIMAL RESTROOM FACILITIES AVAILABLE
 

7. North Kiwanis Park - Stanley Ave. & Kinney Rd.

  • Baseball field
  • Playground equipment
  • Dock & fishing area
  • Trash receptacles
  • Street parking only
  • NO RESTROOMS AVAILABLE
 

8. Aaron Perry Park I & II (North Side & South Side) – Edison St. & Marquette St.

  • Sport recreational areas including soccer fields/goals, four softball fields
  • Bleachers located throughout park
  • Playgrounds
  • Small picnic area with tables, grills & trash receptacles
  • MINIMAL RESTROOM FACILITIES AVAILABLE
 

Neighborhood Parks - No Restrooms Available - Very Limited Amenities
  STREET PARKING ONLY

 Argyle Park – Argyle & Avon Sts.

  • Playground equipment
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Baldwin School Park – E. Howard and Edison Sts.
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  • Playground equipment
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Madge Burt Park – Forest St. East of Baldwin
  •          
  • Playground equipment
  • Cherrylawn Park – Cherrylawn Dr. & W. Yale Ave.
  •          
  • Basketball Court
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  • Playground equipment
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  • Picnic tables
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Dawson Pond Park – Hazel & Peggy Aves.
  •                
  • Picnic facilities
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Art Dunlop Park – South Blvd. east of Bagley
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  • Basketball Court
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  • Tot Lot
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Fisher Street Park – Fisher St. West of Franklin Rd.
  •          
  • Tot Lot
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Charles Harris Park – University Dr. & Carr St.
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  • ½ Basketball court
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  • Benches
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  • Playground equipment
  • Art Heaton Park – End of Forest St.
  •          
  • Basketball court
  • Indian Village Park – Huron St. & Genesee
  •          
  • Playground equipment
  • Lakeside Park – Lakeside Dr. & Montcalm
  •          
  • Playground equipment
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Motor/Montana Park – Motor & Montana Sts.
  •          
  • Playground equipment
  •          
  • Trash receptacles
  • Neighborhood Park ( Unity Park) – Wall & Perkins Sts.
  •          
  • Open Pavilion
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  • Basketball court
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  • Playground equipment
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Optimist Park – Fairmount Ave., Carlisle St. & Strathmore Ave.
  •          
  • Playground equipment
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Richardson Park – Huron & Paddock Sts.
  •          
  • Basketball Court
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  • Playground equipment
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  • Picnic tables
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Rotary Park – Wessen St.
  •          
  • Basketball court
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  • Playground equipment
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Shirley & Willard Park – Shirley & Willard Sts.
  •          
  • Basketball court
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  • Playground equipment
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  • Trash receptacles
  • South Kiwanis Park – S. Sanford & Wall Sts.
  •          
  • Basketball courts
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  • Playground equipment
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  • Steed Park – Jessie & Elm Sts.
  •          
  • Playground equipment
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  • Trash receptacles
  • Stout Street Park – Stout St. east of Johnson
  •          
  • Playground equipment
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  • Trash receptacles