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Kent County Parks
Kent County Parks

HIBERNATION HOURS


Ever wonder what happens to our parks during the off-season? They hibernate! For more information on what parks are open, what's available at each park, and additional information on our parks during the off-season, please look below:

Brewer Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset (the front portion of the park)
  • The lot is plowed up to and including the garage area. Please do not drive past that area.
  • Disc golf is available for use in the back but requires a hike in through the snow to get to it. Dog walking, cross country skiing, and walking the lot are available. The playground area is also open, but the lot leading to it is not plowed.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Caledonia Lakeside Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Chief Hazy Cloud

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am – Sunset
  • The lot off of Pettis is open, but not plowed.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Coldwater River Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Cooper Creek Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The main parking area is plowed and trails are open for horses and foot traffic.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Creekside Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Douglas Walker Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am – 3 pm
  • Please note that the gate will only be open if staff are present that day. The gate closes and is locked at 3 pm, so please make sure to move your car by then. If there is a reservation, the sign is moved and the gate is opened all the way. 
  • The lot, turnaround, and trail up to the garage are plowed. Cross country skiing, dog-walking, walking, and playground areas are available for use. However, the area around the playground is not shoveled or cleared.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Dutton Shadyside Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Dwight Lydell Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Fallasburg Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • There are two lots in front of the maintenance garage – one at the open shelter and one at the disc golf course. All lots are plowed during the weekdays. Walking, playing disc golf, and other outdoor activities are available throughout the year.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Fisk Knob

  • Closed for the winter season.

Gordon Park

  • Closed for the winter season.

Johnson Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The lot to the open shelter, the lot at the sledding hill and the disc golf lot are open and plowed during the week. The boat launch lots are also open and plowed, but prone to flooding. Please be careful when you park there.
  • Disc golf is available until the first impactful snowfall, then closed until the full spring thaw.
  • The shelter house and Wilson lot are closed during the winter.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Knapp Valley Forest

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Lamoreaux Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Lamoreaux Memorial Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Lepard Preserve

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Long Lake Park

  • Off-Season Hours: Weather Dependent
  • Plowing in the park depends on the wet ground conditions and wet gravel. If the ground is frozen enough, the boat launch road is plowed, along with half of D-lot on the west side of the park, and 1/3 of the beach area parking.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Luton Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The North lot off of 10 mile is plowed. There is a port-a-john year-round.
  • The South lot off of Kies (prairie parking) is plowed. There is no mountain bike parking. There are NO bathrooms available.

Millennium Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am – 3 pm
  • Please note that the rec/core will only be open if staff are present that day. The gate closes and is locked at 3 pm, so please make sure to move your car by then. The off-season parking is open 24/7 and plowed during the week.
  • Some trails are groomed for cross country skiing, fat tire biking, and hiking. These trails are weather dependent.
  • There is a port-a-john in the off-season parking lot.

Myers Lake Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • Open for foot traffic.
  • Parking is available outside of the gates for 2 cars. The gate area is plowed.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Palmer Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • Parking is available at Kaufman Golf Course.
  • The park is open to cross-country skiing weather permitting.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Pickerel Lake Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am – 7 pm
  • Please note that the gate will only be open if staff are present that day. The gate closes and is locked at 7 pm, so please make sure to move your car by then. If there is a reservation, the sign is moved and the gate is opened all the way. 
  • The lot off of Ramsdell is open and plowed.
  • There is a port-a-john during the off-season.

Provin Trails Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The park lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Rogue River Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The park lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Ruehs Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The park lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Seidman Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The North lot off of Honeycreek is plowed. There is a port-a-john year-round.
  • The South lot off of Conservation is plowed. There is a vault toilet.

Spencer Forest

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The park lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Townsend Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am – Sunset *Please Note: The gates are closed during the off-season*
  • The lot off Ramsdell (north of 6 mile) is plowed. It features vault toilets, a nature trail, and the Cannon Twp. trailhead. The lot off of 6 mile is plowed. There is a nature trailhead. The lot off of Ramsdell (south of 6 mile) is plowed. Areas along 6 mile by the enclosed shelter and turn around are plowed.

Wabasis Lake Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm *Please note that the park will only be open if staff are present that day*
  • The entire park is plowed and open for foot traffic. Parking is available during normal operating hours at the Overlook, Boat Launch, and Section C. Boat Launch parking is allowed before and after hours for lake access only.
  • Playgrounds are available.
  • There are outhouses available.

Wahlfield Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The lots are plowed during the week.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

White Pine Park

  • Off-Season Hours: 7 am - Sunset
  • The parking area is plowed and includes room for 4-6 cars. The interior of the park is not plowed or maintained but is open for foot traffic.
  • There are NO bathrooms available.

Trail Head Lots

  • 84th street lot by Alebird Brewing is plowed M-F when it snows.  If there is a shelter reservation and the lot at DW is plowed, park staff usually swing down to the 84th Street lot and Brewer to clean them out.  If there are no reservations and it snows on the weekend, the lot gets plowed on Monday morning. 
  • Burlingame lot at 60th is plowed M-F when it snows.  If there is a shelter reservation and the lot at DW is plowed, park staff usually swing down to the 84th Street lot and Brewer to clean them out.  If there are no reservations and it snows on the weekend, the lot gets plowed on Monday morning.
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