Parks

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Dyckman Park

536 Phoenix Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
Named for A.S. Dyckman who came from New York in 1838. He was a partner in building the first steam mill and the first hotel in South Haven, and was also Mayor in 1902. The Dyckman family gave the city the land for this park. Park has benches, picnic tables, and public restrooms. Farmer’s Market, Ice Rink, and free parking are located in the Huron Street Parking Lot (539 Huron Street) next to the park.

Elkenburg Park

309 Elkenburg Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
Park has a picnic area, shelter, grills, restrooms, basketball courts, bleachers, and baseball diamond. Free parking.

Ellen Avery Park

1 North Shore Drive - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
Ellen Avery Park is located at the end of North Shore Drive. Enjoy the beautiful views and watch the boats go by. Benches. Free parking.

Friends Good Will Splash Pad

60 Water Street - South Haven
Our incredible new lakefront splash pad provides a wonderful alternative water play environment for kids and families! Modeled after the Michigan Maritime Museum's tall ship Friends Good Will, our splash pad will provide kids with great memories and experiences. Located just east of South Beach on the Black River channel.

Hartman Park

347 Prospect Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
Park has picnic tables, grills, and lots of grass. Free parking.

Kid's Corner Playground

563 Monroe Boulevard - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
Wooden play structure designed and built by kids and adults of South Haven, includes, a maze, boat, slides, rope bridge, tire bridge, and more. Park is ADA accessible, has grills, picnic area, play equipment, restrooms, a shelter, and a sports field. Free parking. Stairs to public South Beach across the street. Perfect for a family day at the park. 

Optimist Tot Lot

191 Bailey Avenue - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
Park has a basketball court, grills, picnic area, play equipment, restrooms, and a baseball diamond. Free parking.

Packard Park & Beach

231 North Shore Drive - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
Park has grills, picnic tables, a deck overlooking Lake Michigan, and a large shaded grassy area. $10 per trip parking fee (credit card or cash) or a free option to parallel park on North Shore Drive.

Riverfront Park

101 Water Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
Park is ADA accessible, has grills, a picnic area, restrooms, a shelter, and is great for taking a stroll to the lighthouse. Riverfront Park hosts the summertime Riverfront Concert Series and various festivals. Free Parking.

SHARA Disc Golf Park

14th Avenue - South Haven
18-hole course. Open to the public year-round, dawn to dusk, and free to use.

South Haven Bark Park

73175 8th Avenue - South Haven
Phone: (269) 639-7696
Our goal is to provide "A Safe Place for People and their Dogs to Play” where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife. Purchase a membership and you get access to our fenced in, off-leash dog park all year. Memberships are $25 and are good for a whole year. 

South Haven Skate Park

901 East Wells Street - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
Free parking for the South Haven Skate Park is shared with the Kal-Haven Trail.

Stanley Johnston Park

202 Dyckman Avenue - South Haven
Phone: (269) 637-0772
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
14-mile, linear, multi-use trail that links the city of South Haven to Hartford. The trail runs through open farmland, blueberry fields, dense brush, and wooded areas. The first four miles south of South Haven is paved. As well as the 2.3 mile Van Buren Trail spur into the Van Buren State Park. There is parking at the Hartford trailhead; visitors in South Haven can use the South Haven city parking lot/trailhead at the corner of Kalamazoo and Huron Streets and follow the marked street route to the trail.
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South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252
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