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Fitzgerald Park

Documents

2017-11-15 Fitzgerald Map Brochure (PDF)

Fees and Charges Brochure (PDF)

Great Getaways Brochure (PDF)

Other Link View the Parks & Recreation Website

Features

  1. Half Basketball Court
  2. Baseball / Softball Diamond
  3. Cross County Ski Trails
  4. Disc Golf
  5. Fishing
  6. Nature Trails
  7. Pavilion
  8. Pets Allowed on Six Foot Leash
  9. Picnic Areas
  10. Playground
  11. Restrooms
Park Information
Migrant Indian tribes led by the famous Chief Okemos called this area "Big Rocks". They came here in early spring to tap the sugar maples. Later, the beauty of the ledges and woods attracted the Grand Ledge Spiritualist Camp Association, which, in 1894, established a summer campground and erected the large pavilion (big red barn), which still stands.

Thousands of spiritualists came here for summer encampments until the turn of the century. In 1919, the property became a public park known as Riverside Park. The park's name was later changed to commemorate Grand Ledge native Governor Frank D. Fitzgerald who died in office in 1939.

The pavilion was refurbished as a summer theater by the Grand Ledge Improvement Association in 1955.

Rental Information


  • The first Wednesday of the month is free entry day.
  • All park facilities are available on a first come, first serve basis unless previously reserved.
  • Reservations for the upcoming year are available starting the first working day in October.
  • Rental fee does not include motor vehicle entry fee.
  • Reservations are taken for school, civic, youth, and church organizations free of charge, Monday through Friday and prior to 5 p.m.
  • Tents and canopies may be set up at all sites.
  • Each site contains a large grill that is reserved for that site's use.


Daily Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

  • Vehicle entry fees are in effect year around.
  • Annual passes are valid January 1st through December 31st
Eaton County Resident
  • Daily Pass (per day/per vehicle) - $3
  • Annual Pass - $20
  • Senior Annual Pass (60+) - $15
Non-County Resident
  • Non-Resident Daily Pass (per day/per vehicle) - $5
  • Non- Resident Annual Pass - $25
  • Non-Resident Senior Annual Pass (60+) - $20

Directions

I-96 to exit 93-A (M-43/Saginaw Highway West). Travel six miles to Jefferson Street. and turn right. Park entrance is on the left about l/2 mile.

Subfacilities

  1. Fitzgerald Park Site #1 - Pavilion, non-electric

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  2. Fitzgerald Park Site #2 - Pavilion, non-electric

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  3. Fitzgerald Park Site #3 -Picnic Area, electric

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  4. Fitzgerald Park Site #4 - Picnic Area, electric

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  5. Fitzgerald Park Site #5 - Pavilion, electric

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  6. Fitzgerald Park Site #6 - Pavilion, electric

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