Bandshell Park: 205 Anderson Street
On the shores of the Kalamazoo river, the Bandshell Park is used for summer concerts as well as other special events.
Darrow Park: 607 Hicks Street
A small park, .37 acres in size, on the west bank of the Kalamazoo river – Darrow Park features picnic tables and accessibility to the adjacent Gilkey Elementary Environmental Lab and nature trail.
Hicks Park: 101 Allegan Street
Located downtown on West Bridge Street. Hicks Park is the oldest park within the city, dating back to 1903, and was named after Joseph Hicks, Plainwell’s first Mayor. This beautifully landscaped one acre park is located in the Central Business District, and offers accessible walkways with seating, picnic tables, grills, and a children’s playground.
Kenyon Park: 929 Lincoln Parkway
A 31.5 acre regional park that serves the recreational needs of the City of Plainwell and its neighboring cities and townships. The park features three softball fields, soccer fields, a picnic pavilion and restrooms. While the restrooms are locked, a $25 refundable deposit entitles key usage for one week. Contact City Hall at 269-685-6821to reserve.
Fannie Pell Park: 211 N. Main St.
Located north of downtown, where the Mill Race and Kalamazoo rivers meet. Fannie Pell Park is a one acre landscaped park located at the northern end of the Central Business District on Main Street. The park contains a gazebo (frequently used for weddings), picnic tables, canoe and kayak landing, and City Hall entrance.
River Walk Park: Connects Hicks Park and Sherwood Park
This .62 mile linear park, made up of boardwalks and concrete walkways, follows the Mill Race in Hicks Park through Pell Park and continues along the Kalamazoo River under Main St. to the trestle bridge and across to Sherwood Park. Along the way you will encounter a band shell and fishing platform.
Sherwood Park: 121 N. Sherwood
This 3 acre park is on the east bank river and includes a playground, seating area with tables and benches, drinking fountain, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts and an ice rink during the winter. The Veterans Memorial is situated on the north end of the Park.
Thurl Cook Park: Upper, 652 Glenview Circle; Lower, 201 Oak St.
Accessible from Oak Street or the south end of Glenview Circle, this 5 acre park is just a few blocks northeast of Sherwood Park features a 100 ft lighted sledding hill, a dog park, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, sheltered picnic tables, and a restroom facility.