Originally named Oakland Park, but renamed in honor of Professor Stanley Johnston, developer of the Haven line of peaches. Park has basketball courts, grills, picnic shelter with tables, play equipment, restrooms, and lots of shade. Free parking.
Van Buren State Park
23960 Ruggles Road - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-2788
Park has biking, hiking, and metal detecting. There is a beach, picnic area with shelter, playground, and restrooms. Out of state car parking for the day is $11, Michigan residents can purchase the Recreation Passport for $11 (annual pass for all Michigan State Parks), or parking is free if you already have the Recreation Passport. An out of state annual parking pass is $32.
Van Buren Trail State Park
300 Lovejoy Avenue - South Haven
Phone: (269) 674-8011
From I-196: Exit 20, turn west off of exit ramp onto Phoenix Road. At 2nd light, turn left onto Broadway, Broadway curves into Phillips and then into LaGrange Street. Take LaGrange to Aylworth Avenue, go west on Aylworth to Kalamazoo Street, and south on Kalamazoo to Lovejoy Avenue. The trail is .1 miles to the west, on the south side of Lovejoy Avenue. Parking is at the Van Buren State Park (23960 Ruggles Road).
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South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau