Parks and Recreation
Marshall Memorial Park
The Marshall Memorial Park was established in the beginning of 2004 by the Newaygo City Council to remember Trooper Kevin M. Marshall of the Michigan State Police-Newaygo Post, who was killed in the Line of Duty while serving the citizens of Newaygo. Trooper Kevin Marshall, along with all fallen officers, is honored every Friday before Memorial Day with a candle light vigil held in the Marshall Memorial Park.
This park is located on State Road (M-37), downtown Newaygo. When entering the park you are welcomed with beautiful gardens full of wild flowers, along with a memorial statue, honoring Trooper Kevin Marshall.
The park is then extended back into the woods with a trail along Brooks Creek to a pavilion furnished with picnic tables for use by the public. There is also a look-out deck on Brooks Creek, giving you access to the beautiful scenery and colors of fall.
The City of Newaygo has also extending the trail farther along the creek edge, ending it at Clay Street. This trail will is a natural walking trail through the woods for anyone who enjoys a casual relaxing walk through the trees with stairs leading up to other streets in residential neighborhoods.
Brooks Park is located behind City Hall and is open to the public year round. There is playground equipment for a fun filled afternoon, picnic tables for a relaxing lunch, and a stage/band shell for local performances. During the summer months and early fall the Newaygo Farmer's Market is held in Brooks Park every Friday from 2:00 pm-7:00 pm.
Riverfront Park Phase 1
Located just off River Street along the Muskegon River, this park has one of the most beautiful settings. Riverfront Park, Phase 1 is full of amenities for you and your family. Whether your kids need a nice afternoon out or you would like a relaxing stroll along the river, there is a little something for everyone. Within the park there is playground equipment, picnic tables, charcoal grills, look-out decks to the river, and paved walking paths.
Riverfront Park Phase 2
Located on the Muskegon River off of Water Street, Phase 2 gives you complete access to the Muskegon River. This park also offers playground equipment for children, picnic tables on a deck that overlooks the river, charcoal grills, and a paved walking path that connects you to Riverfront Park Phase 1. During Summer months, walk to the closely located Wisner's Canoe Rental and enjoy the full effect of the river.
Shaw Park is located on Croton Road near Loomis Lodge. Close to Henning Park and the Muskegon River, there are walking trails and plenty of shade from the sun on a hot summer day. The new wooden stairs in the back of Shaw Park take you convienetly down the hill and to the new public tennis courts located in Henning Park.
The annual horseshoe throwing contest is held here at Shaw Park in the summer. All proceeds from this event benefit the Newaygo County Kids Day, held in Brooks Park. For more information contact the Chamber Office at 652.3068.
Loomis Lodge, located just south of Shaw Park is open to events and gatherings. This is a great facility to hold wedding receptions, graduation parties, family reunions, business meetings and more. The facility comes with tables, chairs, a full working kitchen, three bathrooms and a patio. Contact the City Office at 231.652.1657 x 210 for more information regarding Loomis Lodge and Shaw Park reservations.
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