Parks: A - E
810 N. Evans Street
AJ Smith Recreation Center is located at John W. Smith Park and home base for the parks and recreation department. The building has two full-sized basketball courts and hosts adult fitness programs, leagues, drop-in sports, youth sports, and nature-based programs - no membership required! Be sure to check our building calendar to see what is happening day in and day out by clicking here. Our Community Room is also available to rent - contact the department for more information.
309 E. Chicago Boulevard
Home to our Music in the Park series, this greenspace is located right next to city hall. Don't miss one of the Movies in the Park after dusk during the summer!
Features: 1 acre; picnic benches; paved parking
211 S. Occidental
Snuggled into a neighborhood, Aden Mead is a gem on the west side of the city. Play a game soccer, shoot some hoops, swing for the fences, or play on the playground! The shelter is a perfect place to rent for your next family gathering.
Features: 10 acres; ball diamond; basketball hoop; benches; drinking fountain, restrooms (handicap accessible); picnic shelter; picnic tables; playground; paved parking lot
710 E. Chicago Boulevard
Marked by a memorial boulder and plaque, this greenspace is tucked next to the River Raisin on the east side of the city. Enjoy a picnic and listen to the water flowing by on its way to Lake Erie.
Features: 8.3 acres; river access
Cal Zorn Recreation Center
300 W. Russell Road
One of the busiest parks in town is definitely Cal Zorn. Wide open field space calls for soccer, lacrosse, or a game of tag in between cooling off at the Splash Pad. The Splash Pad is open seasonally from 11Am - 8PM daily. Dog Daze Park is a great spot for the furry, four-legged member of the family. Bring a picnic and spend the afternoon here. It has a little bit of everything!
Features: 15 acres; shelter; picnic tables; water fountains; restroom (handicap accessible); benches; grills; ball diamonds; soccer fields; playground; Gaga ball pit; paved parking lots
Douglas W. Bird Memorial Park
400 N. Maumee Street
Commonly referred to "Bird Park", this is a multi-use location. A playground, swings, and picnic tables make the north end of the park a great destination all on its own. Don't overlook Evans Creek Trail just beyond the swings! Atop the hill sits The Tecumseh Center for the Arts. Be sure to walk the Bird Park Trail on the south side of the park too. Trail head kiosks mark the start of the short yet enjoyable walking routes. This is a reality due to our partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh.
Features: 20 acres; playground; benches; picnic tables; grills; hiking trails; stream; Little Free Library; street parking
Corner of S. Ottawa & E. Kilbuck
This neighborhood park offers room to romp and play. Get a game of kickball started or jump around on the playground! The Scout Cabin also makes its home at Elliott Park.
Features: 1.4 acres; playground; benches; grills
Evans & Monument Park
700 N. Evans Street
Hiding in plain sight, these two parks are located just north of the bridge on Evans Street. Monument Park marks the site of the first home in Lenawee County by Musgrove and Abi Evans in June 1824. Evans Park is a great spot to cast your bobber in the water in hopes of a bite. Launch your canoe or kayak here as well to float down the River Raisin.
Features: 6.2 acres; river access; gravel parking