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Though small, our Village is home to many beautiful parks and a wonderful community center that are used throughout the year by residents and visitors alike. You are sure to find a park in Pentwater that every member of your family will enjoy.
The Village Green is a community park located in the center of the Village business district and is a welcoming area for residents and visitors. The Green is home to a beautiful sitting area that includes a barrier-free gazebo, tables, benches, and a large open green area surrounded by trees and shrubs.
The Village Green is host to numerous activities throughout the year, including spring and fall craft shows, seasonal and holiday festivals, band concerts and farmers markets as well as art shows and wedding ceremonies. The Village Green is one of the many parks that are available for rent. For more information please visit our Community Events and Rental of Community Center and Parks page.
After much anticipation, setup and hard work by residents of the community, office staff and council members, the Park Place Event Center is now open to the public.
Please visit our Park Place Event Center page for upcoming events and available days for rentals.
The Village of Pentwater is the destination of beautiful waters, wonderful people, great businesses and an assortment of parks. The North End Park is one of the many parks in our area and is now one of the major projects under way for the Village. Renovations are being made in multiple phases. Phase One of the project includes adult workout equipment, a children's play area and handicap accessible equipment. Along with the equipment, the basketball and tennis courts will be resurfaced with one of the tennis courts being turned into a pickleball court.
We hope to renovate and expand the North End Park into something truly special for our community. Our community support throughout the years has been gracious and allows us to continue to look forward to the future of Pentwater. We have constructed a donation platform for the North End Park to help promote healthy living within our community. Your donations have helped us reach some of our goals and we look forward to accomplishing more in the very near future. If you are interested in donating to the North End Park, please click on the link below.
For questions about the North End Park Renovations or about donating please contact Village Hall at 231-869-8301.
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The Bridge Street Park is a mini-park located at the eastern end of the North Pier walkway. This small park has handicap accessibility to the Pier, benches for sitting an a great view of the water.
One of our most popular community parks, the Channel Lane Park (200 Channel Lane) is located adjacent to the North Pier walkway and a stones throw to the beach. The park has a handicap accessible facility with a 20-space parking lot, restrooms, bike racks and a picnic area. The picnic area includes benches, tables, grills and two picnic pavilions, one of which is available for rent. For more information on renting Channel Lake Park, please visit our Village Events and Parks Rental Calendar page.
The Village Fourth Street Park also known as the Shopper's Dock is a landscaped mini-park located on the west end of Fourth Street on Pentwater Lake. The area provides temporary seawall docking with tie-up spaces for small boats. The park also includes a picnic table, benches and is enjoy by many residents and visitors as a lake viewing area.
Another area mini-park is Chester Street Park located at the eastern end of the South Pier walkway. The park is a popular walking area for lake and sunset views.
There are many recreational areas throughout the Village for resident and visitor entertainment,. Among them are Charles Mears State Park, the Village Tennis Courts, and the Community Garden and Horseshoe Pits.
Charles Mears State Park
Established in 1923, Charles Mears State Park is a 50-acre regional park facility situated on the shores of Lake Michigan in the Village of Pentwater. The Park includes 175 camping sites, a hiking trail and access to 1700 feet of sandy beach. Also located at the Park is a playground, fishing pier, a picnic area and a beach concession building. Many residents and visitors spend the day walking the piers, enjoying the sun, swimming and playing beach volleyball. The Park is also host to weekly nature programs that start in the spring and continue throughout the summer.
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65 S. Hancock Street
P.O. Box 622
Pentwater, Michigan 49449
Phone: (231) 869-8301
Fax: (231) 869-5120
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday