Silver Lake Recreation Area
The Silver Lake Recreation Area is located at 1785 N. East Silver Lake Road and measures about 84 acres in area. Amenities at the park include restrooms, grills, a tee-ball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, 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.
In the fall of 2013 we're holding the "soft opening" of our new fenced dog park. In the spring of 2014 look for further improvements to this park, including a water source. 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.
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.
We've submitted a 2013 grant application to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to create the finishing touches to this park, including fitness equipment, additional pavilions, additional sidewalks, and lots more trees for shade! If our grant is successful we expect to begin construction on these improvements in 2014.