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Silver Lake Recreation Area

The Township is currently bidding out a 2015 construction project to install additional sidewalks within the Silver Lake Park. These new walks will greatly improve accessibility for all persons to and between the pavilions, parking areas, restroom building, the dog park, and to the fire station. They'll also make a great option to mix up your walk or run. This season, we also hope to plant quite a few future shade trees, and maybe some additional low-level lighting. Do you have ideas for additional improvements to this park? Please let us know.


The 84-acre Silver Lake Recreation Area ("Silver Lake Park") is located at 1785 N. East Silver Lake Road. Amenities at the park include restrooms, grills, a tee-ball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, dog park, paved and unpaved walking trails, a sledding hill, and a multi-use field for playing catch, football, or tossing a Frisbee. 


There are also three picnic pavilions at this park, which may be reserved and are popular for family reunions and company picnics. Pavilion reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a nominal fee. Before submitting your Park Reservation Application, we recommend that you call us at 231-941-1620 to verify that the facility you would like to reserve is available.


When using the dog park, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the park rules and help others to understand them as well. Please click here for a map of the dog park, and click here for dog park rules.


The paved trail loop surrounds the developed portion of the site and measures 3,700 feet long (seven-tenths of a mile). The unpaved trails, which meander around Hidden Lake and near the shores of the north branch of Silver Lake, total about 4,400 feet in length.

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This page last updated on 3/13/2015.

3848 Veterans Drive | Traverse City, MI 49684 | 231-941-1620 | fax: 231-941-1588