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Our family moved to Southwest Michigan in November 2019. And I’m still finding new playgrounds! I was talking to other parents and was surprised to find a lot of them didn’t know about some of them.

I was having a hard time keeping track of them all so I decided to make a list of playground with pictures, address, and other information to make it easier for parents of young kids in the area to find a playground close to them or to explore new ones. You’re welcome!

 Map of all the local playgrounds

Coloma/Hager Township Area

I live in the Benton Harbor and Riverside area so I tend to bike to those locations with my kiddos. They tend to be less busy than the ones in St. Joe so it might be the to go to if you want to avoid crowds.

Momany Park Family Park in Coloma 

Address: 4550 Momany Park, Coloma MI 49038
Age Group: I’m guessing…Toddlers – Elementary
Bathroom: Port a Potty
Fenced in (Y/N): Yes
Parking Type: Gravel parking lot
Shaded Area: Not really. Sometimes you get some from the trees.

Randall Park in Coloma

Address: Tannery Dr, Coloma, MI 49038
Age Group: I’m guessing…All ages
Bathroom: None
Fenced in (Y/N): Yes
Parking Type: Parking lot
Shaded Area: Not at the playground, but there is a pavilion near by 

Hagar Park/Beach in Coloma

Address: Blue Star Hwy, Coloma, MI 49038
Age Group: Playground says for ages 5-12
Bathroom: Porta Potty in the summer
Fenced in (Y/N): Yes
Parking Type: Parking lot
Shaded Area: Yes. It’s completely shaded by trees with a view of Lake Michigan

 

Old Washington Elementary School in Coloma

Address: 6463 E Becht Rd, Coloma, MI 49038
Age Group: I would guess from toddlers to elementary school age
Bathroom: Unknown
Fenced in (Y/N): Partially
Parking Type: Parking lot
Shaded Area: Playgrounds are not shaded but there are shades by trees in some spots.

Note: School is permanently closed but the baseball fields and playgrounds are still used by the community. 

Benton Harbor Area

Riverside Park in Benton Harbor

Address: 3871 Riverside Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Age Group: Playground says for ages 2-6
Bathroom: None
Fenced in (Y/N): Yes
Parking Type: Street Parking
Shaded Area: It’s partially shaded by trees, it depends on the time of the day

 

Sarett Nature Center in Benton Harbor

Address: 2300 N Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Age Group: Toddler to Elementary or Middle School Age
Bathroom: In building when open.
Fenced in (Y/N): No
Parking Type: Parking Lot. You do have to pay for access to the grounds by going into the building.
Shaded Area: Yes. It’s all in the woods.

Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor

Address: Jean Klock Blvd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Age Group: Toddler to Elementary Age
Bathroom: Yes (During Summer)
Fenced in (Y/N): No, it’s on the beach of Lake Michigan
Parking Type: Parking Lot. You do have to pay for parking via kiosks.
Shaded Area: None.

Napier Park in Benton Harbor

Address: Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Age Group: Toddlers to 5 years old
Bathroom: No
Fenced in (Y/N): Yes, but with lots of openings
Parking Type: Street parking
Shaded Area: Yes partially, trees provide some.

 

Carronde Park in Benton Harbor

Address: 2650-2698 Riverbend Dr, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Age Group: Preschoolers to Elementary Age
Bathroom: Unknown
Fenced in (Y/N): No, but be aware that there’s a river that goes around this park.
Parking Type: Parking Lot
Shaded Area: Not at the playground, there is a pavilion & shelter near by.

Union Park in Benton Harbor

Address: 1250 Union Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Age Group: Toddlers to Elementary Age
Bathroom: None.
Fenced in (Y/N): No
Parking Type: Street – Pay attention to which street has “No Parking” signs. There’s some parking spots by the baseball fields.
Shaded Area: Not at the playground, there are some trees with shade.

Broadway Park in Benton Harbor

Address: 998 Broadway, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Age Group: Toddlers to Elementary Age
Bathroom: None
Fenced in (Y/N): No
Parking Type: Street – Pay attention to which street has “No Parking” Signs
Shaded Area: Not at the playground, there is a picnic shelter nearby

St. Joseph or “St. Joe” Area

Kiwanis Tiny Tots Park in St. Joe

Address: 819-899 Botham Ave, St Joseph, MI 49085 
Age Group: Toddlers – Preschoolers
Bathroom: None
Fenced in (Y/N): Yes
Parking Type: Street Parking
Shaded Area: It’s partially shaded by trees, it depends on the time of the day 

Silver Beach in St. Joe

Address: Silver Beach, St Joseph, MI 49085
Age Group: Toddler to Elementary Age
Bathroom: Yes, when facility is open for summer.
Fenced in (Y/N): No, it’s on a beach of Lake Michigan
Parking Type: Parking lot. The parking lot by the beach is a paid lot during the summer season. There’s a few free all-day parking by the bluff but you’ll have to walk to the beach.
Shaded Area: None.

Lions Park Beach in St. Joe

Address: Lions Park Beach, St Joseph, MI 49085
Age Group: Toddler to Elementary Age
Bathroom: Yes, when facility is open for summer.
Fenced in (Y/N): No, it’s on a beach of Lake Michigan
Parking Type: Parking lot. You have to pay for parking via app or kiosk.
Shaded Area: None.

McLin Park in St. Joe

Address: 3111 McLin Rd, St Joseph, MI 49085
Age Group: Unknown
Bathroom: None
Fenced in (Y/N): Yes
Parking Type: Street Parking
Shaded Area: It’s partially shaded by trees, it depends on the time of the day

Kiwanis Park in St. Joe

Address: 1401 Morton Ave, St Joseph, MI 49085
Age Group: Toddlers to Elementary Age
Bathroom: Yes
Fenced in (Y/N): Yes
Parking Type: Parking lot
Shaded Area: Not on the playground.

Eaton Park in St. Joe

Address: 3475 Lincoln Ave, St Joseph, MI 49085
Age Group: Preschoolers to Elementary Age
Bathroom: Yes (Limited Hours)
Fenced in (Y/N): No
Parking Type: Parking Lot
Shaded Area: Not at the playground, there is a pavilion & shelter near by.

Milton Park in St. Joe

green and burgandy playground on sand in St. Joe, MI

Address: St. Joseph, MI (Corner of Niles and Winchester Avenues)
Age Group: Preschoolers to Elementary Age
Bathroom:No
Fenced in (Y/N): Partially
Parking Type: Street Parking
Shaded Area: Partially provided by trees, depends on the time of the day.

Riverview Park in St. Joe

Address: St. Joseph, MI 49085
Age Group: Preschoolers to Elementary Age
Bathroom: Yes at park enterance (not near the playground)
Fenced in (Y/N): No
Parking Type: Parking Lot
Shaded Area: Not at the playground,

Royalton Township Playground & Dog Park in St. Joe

Photo Credit: Kelly S.

Address: 957 E John Beers Rd, St Joseph, MI 49085
Age Group: Preschoolers to Elementary Age
Bathroom: Porta Potty in the summer
Fenced in (Y/N): No
Parking Type: Parking Lot
Shaded Area: Partially, depends on the time of the day.

Shoreham or Stevensville Area

Shoreham Downs Park

Address: 3059 Wissing Ln, Shoreham, MI 49085
Age Group: Toddler to Elementary Age
Bathroom: Unknown
Fenced in (Y/N): No
Parking Type: Parking lot
Shaded Area: Partially shaded depending on time of the day.

Hickory Creek Park

Address: 2600 W John Beers Rd, Stevensville, MI 49127
Age Group: Toddler to Elementary Age
Bathroom: No.
Fenced in (Y/N): No
Parking Type: Parking lot
Shaded Area: Not at the playground.

Lincoln Township Park/ Lincoln Community Center

Address: 5575 S Roosevelt Rd, Stevensville, MI 49127
Age Group: Toddler to Elementary Age
Bathroom: Yes.
Fenced in (Y/N): Not at the playground. There is a fenced in area for the dog park nearby. Good to know if your family has a dog!
Parking Type: Parking lot
Shaded Area: Has shade at the picnic shelter near the playground.

North Lake Park

Address: 3600 Grand Mere Rd, Stevensville, MI 49127
Age Group: Unknown
Bathroom: Unknown
Fenced in (Y/N): No
Parking Type: Parking lot
Shaded Area: Yes

A Note About the Descriptions

Note: When I describe what is “fenced in or not” I’m thinking that it is mostly fenced it with some openings to get in and out. But it will somewhat contain young kiddos. I also guessed what age group the playground would be good for if the ages are not posted there.

If you discovered a new playground not on my list for the Coloma/St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Area or want to update a picture, or find that my info is out of date, please email me at [email protected]

Video Tour of Playgrounds

Throughout the summer of 2021, I’ll be posting a video tour of the playgrounds in the area on my Instagram. Follow me there to see them!