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City of Mount Pleasant parks and outdoor facilities to reopen

The Island Park Skate Park sits unused on June 8 due to closure.

Mount Pleasant parks and outdoor facilities will begin to reopen this week as Michigan begins to slowly lift stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This timeline is subject to change based on updated information from health officials," said Director of Parks and Public Spaces Chris Bundy in June 10 press release. "Failure to follow social distancing protocols and posted occupancy levels may lead to facility closures."

All parks except Hannah's Bark Park and specific attractions at Island Park remained open during the closures. Park restrooms were closed.

Hannah's Bark Park and Island Park Skate Park will reopen on June 11. There will be capacity limits and all visitors must comply to social distancing guidelines at both parks.

Island Park Spray Park will reopen June 22 with capacity limits. Park restrooms and baseball fields at Yost Field and Pickens Field also will reopen. Restrooms at Island Park South are to reopen as well.

Additional park restrooms and limited park shelter reservations will reopen on July 1, including restrooms at Island Park North, Nelson Park and Chipp-A-Waters Park. Park shelters available for reservations include Island Park, Nelson Park, Chipp-A-Waters Park and Yost field with limited occupancy and seating capacity.

Outdoor facilities currently closed include:

  • Lower Pickens Field closed due to flooding.
  • Island Park Softball fields closed due to flooding.
  • Restrooms at Horizon, Mill Pond, Mission Creek and Sunnyside Parks.
  • Shelters at Horizon, Mill Pond, Mission Creek Park and Sunnyside Parks.

Updates on the reopening of facilities can be found at on the city's website, blog, social media, and the Community Information Phone Line (989) 779-5320.