Parks & Rec
PIERSON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PARK
This drone video is from October 2022. We are just seeing grass since this video. We will have a ne drone video soon! So much has changed!
See gallery below for Park progress photos
and the stock images of new pieces!
The Pierson Township Community Park has had quite a first year! We are excited to have FIVE additional pieces recently installed just waiting on mulch for the "clear to play". Pickleball courts will be completed by September 15! The pavilion and picnic tables have been generously donated by Jay & Diane Bassett and will be coming in September 2023.
Unfortunately, Pierson Township was not selected to receive the DNR Trust Fund Grant in 2022. In order to continue the park development we will begin a Sponsorship Campaign to allow our residents and friends the opportunity to purchase items for the park or donate funds towards the possibility of a Splash Pad or future development. See our park dreams in the "Proposed" in slideshow.
We thank the community & friends for supporting the Community Park and please join us for future events as we raise funds to continue to grow the park!
Unicorn Festival 6/24/22 Photos
Daddy Daughter Dance 6/17/2022 Photos
Pierson Twp Mom Prom 5/7/22 Photos
Currently there is a Pop Can for Parks Drive going on. There are clean trash totes outside the township hall for donations of cans & bottles.
Thank you for sharing your cans!
Watch for future Paint Events! Food, friendship and FUNdraising for the Pierson Township Parks & Recreation Fund!
Follow on the Special Events Page.
Pierson Township received a generous land donation from Jay and Diane Bassett of just under three acres, behind the Township Hall. This land, in combination of land already held by the Township, will be developed into an approximate five-acre community multi-use park/recreation area.
Parks & Recreation Meetings & minutes
June 5, 2023 at 6 pm * No quorum
October 9, 2023 at 6 pm
Fundraising: February 1 at 6 pm
Fundraising: February 28 at 6 pm
April 11, 2022 at 6 pm
November 14, 2022 - no meeting
December 12, 2022 - cancelled.
Additional meetings to be added.
September meeting cancelled.
December 3, 2020
Click date for meeting minutes or agenda
Meetings are open to the public and reminders will be posted on the Facebook page and the door of the Township Hall. Sign up for email reminders by clicking here.
The committee is an advisory committee to the Township Board. The Parks & Recreation Committee welcomes the public to attend and help grow recreation in Pierson Township.
Winslow park - boat launch
Winslow Park was dedicated to the public in 1923 so the the people could enjoy the beauty of Big Whitefish Lake. We look forward to developing Winslow Park into a family friendly environment for all to enjoy!
Signs have been placed for parking for the safety of the visitors and the residents of the lake. We have added a Donation Station for users to help provide services for porta-potties, trash service and maintenance.
Please be courteous of the residents of the lake, as to park where allowed.
LWL DNR - boat launch
There is lake access at Little Whitefish Lake owned and maintained by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This 3.19 acre site has a gravel parking, rules signage, restroom and boat launch.
This wooded area is nestled along the residential homes of Little Whitefish Lake residents. Please be courteous of the residents of the lake.
White Pine Trail
The White Pine Trail is owned and maintained by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Fred Meijer White Pine Trail is the longest rail/trail stretching a distance of 92 miles on the former Grand Rapids and Indiana Rail bed.
Great News! The DNR is using grant funds and the paving is happening currently! Estimated target date for completion is end of October or mid-November 2022.
Resolutions were signed by Villages of Howard City, Pierson and Sand Lake and Reynolds and Pierson Township to show our support and request for funding to pave the remaining 7 acres!