One of the most scenic features of Indian Crossing Trails is the River Raisin and now you can enjoy its beauty from an entirely new perspective, on the water! The River Raisin Run is a looped water trail nestled into the heart of Indian Crossing Trails. Grab your canoe or kayak and launch from Globe Mill Pond or below Standish Dam. You can enjoy nearly three miles of waterways and end your paddling excursion right back where you started from. Take in the splendor of a natural Michigan forest, filled with native plant species and wildlife. Make sure you bring your camera, Indian Crossing trails is home to; deer, fox, egrets, owls, plenty of small critters, and if you’re lucky, you may even see the bald eagle that have taken up residency at Globe Mill Pond.
309 E. Chicago Boulevard
The location for our Music in the Park series, this is a beautifully landscaped greenspace with a working water fountain. Explore downtown Tecumseh and grab a bite to eat at one of the delicious restaurants, then enjoy your meal at one of our picnic tables just a short walk away. Adams Park is also home to part of Art Trail Tecumseh, so be sure to stop by and see the newest sculpture after it arrives in May.
Looking for a location for an outdoor wedding? Don't overlook Adams Park. The fountain is a perfect backdrop as you recite your vows.
Features: 1 acre, benches, fountain, picnic tables, indoor restroom (in municipal offices), paved parking lot
Aden Mead Park
211 S. Occidental
Aden Mead is a gem of a park on the West side of the City. Snuggled into a residential area, this park is perfect for neighborhood kids with plenty for them to enjoy. Explore the playground, shoot hoops, hit a homer, swing so high that you touch the sky, or play a game of tag.
Features: 10 acres, ball diamond, basketball hoop, benches, drinking fountain, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground, indoor restroom (handicap accessible), paved parking lot
AJ Smith Recreation Center
810 N. Evans
AJ Smith Recreation Center has two full sized basketball courts, a Community Room for meetings and gatherings, and a spacious lobby area. This building opened in January 2013 and is home to both
youth and adult fitness programs. The Parks & Recreation department offers leagues, drop-in sports, and fitness classes at the facility. The Community Room is available to rent. Contact the department for more information.
E. Chicago Blvd. (on the south side of the road across from the Community Center)
This greenspace is tucked next to the River Raisin on the east side on the City. Enjoy a picnic and listen to the water flowing by.This park is also a hotspot for geocachers, so keep your eyes open!
Features: 8.3 acres, picnic table, river
Bird-Evans Creek Trail
This rustic trail begins in the southeast corner of Douglas Bird Kiwanis Memorial Park, winding through the woods along the river. The trail concludes with a beautiful tree arching across the pathway. Enjoy the sounds of the gently flowing river and keep your eyes open for deer and other animals who call Bird-Evans Creek Trail their home.
Cal Zorn Recreation Center
307 W. Russell Road
Tecumseh's favorite park, Cal Zorn Recreation Center has something for everyone. Home to Dog Daze Park and The Pad, the Recreation Center is 3 parks in 1!
The Pad is a free water splashpad. Bring the kids out and cool down on a hot summer day. The Pad runs from 11:00am - 8:00pm, and is open from early June to Labor Day, weather permitting.
Dog Daze is the perfect place to let your dog run free if you need some extra space, or if your dog is looking to make friends!
Enjoy the rest of this 15 acre park by taking advantage of all it has to offer. Swings and a fenced in playground offer hours of fun for kids. A picnic shelter and other shaded picnic tables with grills provide ample space for anyone looking to have a meal with friends and family. Three ball diamonds, a basketball hoop, and other seasonal sports fields keep people on the move! If you're looking for soccer fields, look no further! Every spring and fall we are outfitted with no less than 6 soccer fields, and a flag football field.
Handicap accessible indoor bathrooms are located at the center of the park, and drinking fountains can be found near both of our paved parking lots.
Don't miss out on our human sundial either! Located near the front gate next to the Cal Zorn Memorial Garden, one of our local Eagle Scouts added a feature sure to impress kids and adults alike.
Features: 15 acres, ball diamonds, benches, dog park, drinking fountain, grills, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground, indoor restrooms, soccer fields, Splash Pad, paved parking lots
Douglas W. Bird Kiwanis Memorial Park
400 N. Maumee St.
With more than 20 acres this park is an oasis for the northeast side of the City. Between the rolling landscape and the peaceful sounds of Evans Creek, this park invites all to come and play, including a wide array of Michigan's wildlife. A white-tailed dear may be grazing nearby as you play on the playground, while sparrows and chickadees flit about. Enjoy the lit walking path, footbridge, picnic sites, and quaint benches. This park also includes Bird-Evans Creek Trail (see description above).
Features: 23.7 acres, benches, grills, hiking trail, picnic tables, playground, pond/river, street parking
Located on the corner of East Kilbuck and Ottawa Street.
Nestled centrally in Tecumseh, this neighborhood park offers room to romp and play. Enjoy the playground,take a break on a bench, or grill up a hotdog lunch.Elliott Park is also home to Tecumseh's Scout Cabin, run by the local Boy Scouts of America Council.
Features: 1.4 acres, benches, grills, playground, street parking
Evans Park & Monument Park
Evans Park & Monument Park are located on North Evans Street near Burt Street on the north side of the bridge.
Evans Park is one of the main locations for those on the north side of town to find a little fishing. Grab your rod and reel, your bait and tackle and come out for a few hours of relaxation.
Monument Park is a small Historical Park, marking the site of the first home in Lenawee County. Musgrove Evans and his wife, Abi Evans, established their home where the boulder now stands in June of 1824.
Features: 6.2 acres, gravel parking lot, River Raisin, trash receptacles
Hayden Mill Building
703 E. Chicago Blvd
This historical building is located on East Chicago Boulevard, three blocks east of City Hall. The small green space directly behind the building is an ideal spot for a family picnic overlooking Globe Mill Pond. Formerly Tecumseh's Community Center, the building is now home to J. Trees Winery, Tecumseh Senior Center, and Promedica Fitness Connection. During warm months the Tecumseh Paddling Company operates along the shores of Globe Mill Pond. There is ample parking available to allow access to Indian Crossing Trails, the skate park, and tennis courts.
Features: Fishing boats without motors are permitted on Globe Mill Pond. Outdoor Grills, indoor and outdoor restrooms, paved parking lot
Hotrum Promenade Park
100 W. Shawnee
Looking for an outdoor wedding location? Picturesque Hotrum Promenade Park is a favorite for those in the Tecumseh area. The gazebo gives you the perfect stage on your special day, while your guests can be standing or seated around you. This focal point also makes it an ideal location for a photo opportunity, just swing by on prom day and you'll see what we mean. However, this park is not just for special occasions. Grab a book and one of our benches under a tree and enjoy an afternoon reading. Or just relax and watch the world go by in this peaceful setting.
Features: 1 acre, benches, drinking fountain, street parking, gazebo (with electrical hookup when rented)
Indian Crossing Trails Park
Entrances at the Hayden Mill Building (703 E. Chicago Blvd.) and Standish Dam on Burt Street
Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in nature. There are 130 acres for you to explore within Indian Crossing Trails. Stay on the main trail and hike for a mile, with half winding along with the River Raisin and the other half under a lush green canopy. Or take one of the trails less traveled and see what treasures are hidden within these woods.
This trail is used by our residents for many different activities. Do some bird-watching, take a run, see what flora you can find, become friends with the dear, take a walk with friends. Don't forget, when there's snow this is the perfect place to snowshoe! Don't have a pair? Rent one from the Parks & Rec department before you go out on your trek.
Features: 130 acres, benches at every 1/4 mile mark along the main trail, woodchip paths, trash receptacles
at beginning, middle, and end of main trail, paved parking lots at both entrances, fishing, River Raisin.
John W. Smith Park
804 N. Evans
A 25 acre as of yet undeveloped park located on the northeast side of Tecumseh. The AJ Smith Recreation Center is located on the property.
401 N. Van Buren St.
Patterson Park is located directly west of Patterson Elementary School along Evans Creek. Tucked into the neighborhood near a playground, Patterson Park gives local families an convenient location to hold a picnic, search for tadpoles or simply listen to the creek as it trickles by.
Facilities: 1 acre picnic table, river, and paved parking lot (school).
703 E. Chicago Boulevard
Satterthwaite Park is great for the active resident. Serve it up on one of our tennis courts, try for an ollie in the skate park or defend your goal in the inline rink. You can even stay late and play under the lights from dusk until 10:00pm.
But that's not all we have to offer! Kayak up the river, fish on the pond, shoot some hoops, swing alongside your child, or slip down a slide. A small playground and swingset are available for young kids, a basketball hoop is in the parking lot, two picnic shelters are open to use or rent, and access to Globe Mill pond is easy with both a dock and boat ramp.
Features: 61 acres, tennis courts, inline skating rink, skate park, basketball hoop, picnic tables, grills, benches, picnic shelters, playground area, Globe Mill Pond and River Raisin, outdoor restroom (on the east side of the Hayden Mill Building), fishing, boat rental, and paved parking lots.
Located off Burt St. at the beginning of the Indian Crossing Trails.
Standish Dam is a fishing site located on Burt Street and also provides access to the scenic Indian Crossing Trails. Try out our new boat access point on the north side of the dam for those who want to take a full circle trip on the River Raisin.
Features: 57.5 acres, benches, fishing, pond/river, paved parking lot and street parking.
Sunset Street Park
This small open green space of 1 acre is located on Chicago Boulevard at Sunset Street.
403 Adrian St.
Tecumseh Park, known to locals as, "The Pit," is a park for people of all ages and, as such, a favorite for family reunions. Sun yourself on the beach, take a swim, fish along the shore, spike the ball for the win, go for a layup, or just enjoy the rolling landscape and open greenspace in your own way. Bring along a bocce ball game, or have a relay or sack race with the family. Get back to the way things used to be and slow down. Laughter and smiles abound in Tecumseh Park and we want you to be a part of it.
When the weather changes and the snow is deep and fluffy you can be sure that on a snowday Tecumseh students will be flocking to the hillls for a chance to sled or make snow angels.
Features: 25.2 acres, swimming hole, beach, playground structure and swings, sand volleyball court, basketball hoop, picnic tables, grills, picnic shelter, sledding hills, fishing, seasonal outdoor restrooms, paved parking lots.
PARK SHELTER/GAZEBO: The reservation of a picnic shelter or gazebo secures that area for your party exclusively. The park itself is still open to the public.
Hotrum Promenade Park
Tecumseh Park ("The Pit")
*City of Tecumseh taxpayers receive an $10.00 discount on rental fees
- Rates go into effect November 1, 2016.
All of our latest information can be found at: Tecumseh Parks and Recreation