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Parks & Recreation

218 North Lake Streetpark-rec-master-plan
PO Box 499 East Jordan, MI 49727
231-536-2561

rcrick@eastjordancity.org
touristpark@eastjordancity.org
Parks and Recreation Plan

The City of East Jordan and the surrounding area encompasses some of the most abundant and diverse natural resources in northern Michigan. Lake Charlevoix, the Jordan River, and the many small streams, wetlands, forests, hills, and open spaces that make up the landscape provide area residents with a unique natural environment and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The City of East Jordan is also home to several parks and recreational facilities that provide opportunities for organized recreation, personal exploration, relaxation, and social interaction.

Click Here to view our 2018-2023 Parks and Recreation Plan
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Robert Crick
 Parks Director
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Nate Weber

Harbor Master

   
Recreational Facilities and Parks
Municipal Harbor/Marina
N 45o 09.28′ Latitude
W 085o 07.82′ Longitude

The City Marina is located on the north side of M-32 on the east bank of Lake Charlevoix in downtown East Jordan and is the land entry to our beautiful harbor. Located only one block off Main Street, the Municipal Harbor is within walking distance to local restaurants and friendly shops.

The Municipal Harbor offers 27 seasonal boat slips, 27 transient boat slips, shopping docks, full service midgrade (87 Octane) and premium non ethanol (91 Octane), along with pump-out stations, ice and restrooms. Shower facilities are available for seasonal and transient slip holders. The East Jordan City Marina monitors channel 9 on marine radio.

For more information about the marina, please call 231-536-2166 or 231-536-3381 during the off season. If you would like to inquire about a docking slip for the upcoming boat season, please contact harbor@eastjordancity.org.

The city boat launch is currently available for small craft launch only. Due to shallow water adjacent to the ramp, all launching is at your own risk.

Harbor Online DNR Reservations

Please note:

Transient reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance of your arrival date.
New inventory becomes available at 8 AM Monday – Friday and 9 AM Saturday and Sunday
Contact the harbor to check availability for same day reservations.
 
The East Jordan Harbor/Marina hours are 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

The City of East Jordan Clean Marina Checklist

The East Jordan City Marina is recognized as a Certified Michigan Clean Marina!
Tourist Park
Address: 218 N Lake Street

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Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of check-in date.



Set on the shores of Lake Charlevoix at the intersection of M-32 and M-66, East Jordan Tourist Park is a fabulous getaway destination for the whole family!At East Jordan Tourist Park, you’ll enjoy all the amenities of home and still get the fresh air and beauty of the great outdoors year round. Our comfortable campground offers 90 campsites, 75 of which are full-hookups with water, electricity and sewer connections and Wifi internet access available throughout the park. We also have 12 tent campsites (with no hook-ups) and 3 cabins.

Amenities

  • Dump Station
  • Shower House with Bathrooms
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Electric (30 amp Service) 50 amp Service on Select Sites
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Seasonal Rates Boat Slips Available for Rent
  • Beach Access
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Play Ground Lion’s Pavilion (Public)
  • Beach House (Available to Rent)
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pets Welcome
  • Camp Store – RV Parts – Camping Supplies – Candy & Snacks – Kids Activities – EJ Tourist Park Gear
  • Firewood Provided By Our Local Lions Club
Activities

  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Playground
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Softball Fields – Murphy Field – Loveday Field
  • Corn-Hole
  • Horseshoes
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beach Playground
  • Water Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
Cabin Rentals

What you need to bring: Bed linens/sleeping bags, pillows, plates, silverware, food and beverages, cooking utensils and toiletries.

Cabin Rules

Contact the Tourist Park for more information and current rental prices: 231-536-2561

Lake View Cabins

  • Queen Size Beds
  • Two Twin Bunk Beds
  • Futon
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • 1/2 Bath (No shower. Shower facilities are a short walk from cabins.)
  • Sink
  • Table & Chairs
  • Outside Grill
  • Two Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table
Street Side Cabin

  • Queen Size Bed
  • Futon
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • 1/2 Bath (No shower. Shower facilities are a short walk from cabins.)
  • Sink
  • Table & Chairs
  • Picnic Table
Join us for fun camping activities like boating, fishing and swimming, hiking and mountain biking, sports and games, and exploring the pretty lake-side towns of Northwestern Michigan.

Parking: Yes
Restrooms: Yes

Community Park

Address: 805 Maple Street

Community Park at 40 acres is the largest park in the City of East Jordan, located on the east side of M-32 in the Southeastern corner of the City, Community Park serves the entire city and surrounding area. The park is a state–of-the-art recreation facility featuring three soccer fields with irrigation, four regulation baseball/softball diamonds with irrigation and fencing, with concessions and heated restrooms.

In addition to the ball fields, Community Park offers disc golf, hiking trails, a sledding hill, ice skating rink, a picnic area and playground nearby.

Come See what this exciting park has to offer!

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Yes
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Memorial Park

Address: 100 Spring Street

Memorial Park is part of the Municipal Harbor and features a lakefront walkway. It’s a lovely place to enjoy a picnic or to just relax while watching birds, boats and fishing action. There are picnic tables, grills and public restrooms within the park. Memorial Park is the site of the East Jordan Garden Club Farmer’s Market, May through October.

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Centennial Skate Park

Address: 213 State Street

Centennial Skate Park is a 2.7-acre community park located along the north side of State Street, east of downtown. The park includes an asphalt skate pad with a halfpipe, quarter-pipe, multiple grind rails, and a multipurpose ramp.

The park is open seasonally 9am until dark (spring through fall).

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: No
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Sportsman's Park

Address: 81 Bridge Street

Sportsman’s Park is located on the south side of M-32, along the banks of the Jordan River. The 16.3-acre park is primarily an undeveloped natural area comprised of extensive wetlands. The developed portion of the park features a lighted boardwalk and viewing platform is at a great vantage point where Lake Charlevoix and the Jordan River meet, it is the perfect spot for viewing the wetlands and wildlife including bald eagles and osprey. The park also provides several fishing piers at the south end of the park. Spring brings fishermen rainbow and brown trout, while the fall brings the return of spawning Chinook salmon. Other park amenities include a gazebo, sidewalks, and restroom facilities.

In June of 2017 the historic East Jordan and Southern Locomotive Old No. 6 train engine, which fascinates kids and adults alike was moved from Memorial Park to a permanent spot in Sportsman’s Park. Sportsman’s Park also features a historic building that serves as the educational center for the Jordan River Valley.

Sportsman’s Park is a lovely place to enjoy a picnic or to just relax while watching birds, boats and fishing action.

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Yes
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Civic Center

This facility is currently closed at this time until further notice.

The East Jordan Civic Center is located along Main Street, north of M-32 downtown. The building is situated on a 0.4-acre site and can host a variety of civic activities, shows and programs. The building features a commercial kitchen, meeting rooms, gymnasium, showers, and restrooms. The gymnasium is used for indoor volleyball and basketball.

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

 

Civic Center Rental Form

Elm Pointe

Address: 1787 M-66

Elm Pointe is located on M-66 at the point where Monroe Creek winds it way to the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix. Situated on approximately 11 acres of land with extensive frontage on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix, Elm Pointe is one of East Jordan’s most lovely parks. Park amenities include restrooms, grills and picnic tables. This beautiful location is primarily used for passive recreational activities such as picnicking and swimming. The beach and picnic areas are pen 10am-10pm May 15-October 15.

Elm Pointe is the site of the pioneer homestead of John Munro and Marceline LaLonde Munro and their family and been added to the Michigan National Historic Register. A caretaker’s house and the East Jordan Portside Art and Historical Museum that is also located here. The Cygred Riley Art Gallery celebrates the present with a fine display of art purchased from prize winning participants in the annual Portside Arts Fair. The museum and gallery are open on Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm-4:30pm, June – September or by appointment. For appointments, please call Kim Prebble at 231-536-2561.

The home on the property is available for weddings, family reunions, graduation parties, etc. Link below for rental agreement. For reservations, please contact City Hall at 231-536-3381

For more information about the park you can call Elm Pointe at 231-536-2561 during months of operation and ask for Rob.

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Yes
Elm Pointe Rental Agreement
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Mill Street Park

Address: 511 Mill Street

Mill Street Park is a mini-park located at the northwest corner of Mill and Maple streets. The park features playground equipment, picnic tables and an open grass area.

The park also serves as the trailhead for a mountain bike trail along Brown Creek.

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Watson Field

Address: 98 Division Street

Watson Field Park is located north of downtown East Jordan along the south side of Division Street. A quiet neighborhood park that features one Little League baseball field, playground equipment and restrooms.

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Yes
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GAR Park

Address: 300 Main Street

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Park is a 0.2-acre mini-park located at the northeast corner of Main and Williams Streets in downtown East Jordan. Park amenities include a small gazebo, benches, flagpole, and a lawn area. This park also features a memorial marker that pays tribute to Civil War veterans.

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Murphy Field & Loveday Field

Murphy Field is located at 404 Water Street.

Loveday Field is located at 510 Water Street

Murphy Field and the Softball Field are located along M-32 along the southern edge of the Tourist Park complex. In addition to Loveday Field, an adult softball field (lighted) and Murphy Field (Little League field), there are two full-size basketball courts (lighted) and two tennis courts (lighted) between the 2 fields. Additional facilities include a playground area, press box, restrooms, informal gravel parking areas and limited open space.

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Yes
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Basketball Courts
The City of East Jordan’s Basketball Courts are located between Murphy Field located at 404 Water Street and Loveday Field located at 510 Water Street writing paper.

  • Consists of 2 full courts
  • Lights
  • Constructed in 1998

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Tennis Courts

The Tennis Courts are located between Murphy Field at 404 Water Street and the Adult Softball Field located at 510 Water Street.

  • Constructed in 1998
  • 2 full Courts

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Municipal Harbor/Marina
N 45o 09.28′ Latitude
W 085o 07.82′ Longitude

The City Marina is located on the north side of M-32 on the east bank of Lake Charlevoix in downtown East Jordan and is the land entry to our beautiful harbor. Located only one block off Main Street, the Municipal Harbor is within walking distance to local restaurants and friendly shops.

The Municipal Harbor offers 27 seasonal boat slips, 27 transient boat slips, shopping docks, full service midgrade (87 Octane) and premium non ethanol (91 Octane), along with pump-out stations, ice and restrooms. Shower facilities are available for seasonal and transient slip holders. The East Jordan City Marina monitors channel 9 on marine radio.

For more information about the marina, please call 231-536-2166 or 231-536-3381 during the off season. If you would like to inquire about a docking slip for the upcoming boat season, please contact harbor@eastjordancity.org.

The city boat launch is currently available for small craft launch only. Due to shallow water adjacent to the ramp, all launching is at your own risk.

DNR Online Reservations

Please note:

  • Transient reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance of your arrival date.
  • New inventory becomes available at 8 AM Monday – Friday and 9 AM Saturday and Sunday
  • Contact the harbor to check availability for same day reservations.
 

The East Jordan Harbor/Marina hours are 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

 

The City of East Jordan Clean Marina Checklist

The East Jordan City Marina is recognized as a Certified Michigan Clean Marina!
City Boat Launch

The City Boat Launch is located off of Dickens Drive behind Loveday Field and Basketball Courts. The boat launch is situated on a 1.9-acre site that features a new boat launch with  lighting and paved parking.

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

$5.00 Daily City Resident 
$10.00 Daily Non-City Resident
$25.00 Seasonal Pass City Resident
$50.00 Seasonal Pass Non-City Resident
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