Plainwell Features Seven Bridges and seven parks: each with their unique identity and amenities.
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Enjoy a picnic, watch the river roll by, or put your canoe or kayak in the waters of the mighty Kalamazoo River at Fannie Pell, Sherwood, or Darrow Parks.
Take the kids to the playgrounds at either Hicks, Kenyon, Sherwood, or Thurl Cook Parks.
Gather the team for a game of softball, catch, or soccer at Plainwell’s Kenyon Park. And taste the many flavors of Plainwell with a treat from Plainwell Ice Cream or Dean’s Ice Cream while strolling on our Riverwalk Park, you’ll see why Plainwell is ranked one of the Seven Wonders of Southwest Michigan!
The City Parks are planned and maintained in a cooperative effort between the Department of Public Works and the Parks & Trees Commission.
Reserve a Park for a special event (family reunion, wedding, birthday party), simply call City Hall (269) 685-6821. There is no fee to reserve the park and please remember no alcoholic beverages are allowed in our Parks.
The 2016-2020 Parks and Recreation Plan
Parks & Trees Commission Members
Matthew Bradley, Chairman
Bunny LaDuke, Vice Chair
Marsha Keeler, Board Member
Gina Berry, Board Member
Justin Burchett, Board Member
Sandy Lamorandier, DPW Designee
Todd Overhuel, Board Member/Council Representative
Currently, there is one vacancy on the board. To express interest in serving residents of Plainwell may send a letter of interest to Plainwell’s City Clerk, 211 N. Main Street, Plainwell, Michigan, 49080.
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