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City of Belding

120 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, Michigan 48809
Phone: (616) 794-1900
Fax: (616) 794-0091
Emergency: Phone 911

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 6:00pm

City of Belding Parks

The City of Belding takes great pride in its many beautiful parks. Explore the articles here and learn about each one. Recreation and a peaceful retreat await you!

Central Riverside Park - Fun for Everyone

200 Depot Street Google Map This park has it all... sports, recreation, waterfront, walking trails, and a lovely pavilion, on five acres in the center of Belding on the Flat River. Amenities include two lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, two picnic shelters, a pavilion, restroom, a sand volleyball court, a ten station exercise trail, playground equipment, a skate park, soccer fields, drinking fountains, picnic tables, park benches, and a walk path.

East Riverside Park - Peaceful and Social

700 Park Street Google Map Breathtaking views of the Flat River. Beautiful trees, flower beds and nature abound here. Come relax in the shade. Take a stroll along the expansive boardwalk. Find music and friends under the pavilion. Amenities include a boat launch, removable dock/pier, playground equipment, gazebo, and a paved parking lot. A walk path extends from Ashfield Street through the park. The park gardens are sponsored by the Silk City Nature Association.

Demorest Field - Sports and Athletic Action

304 N. Demorest Street Google Map Four baseball diamonds span out from the center. Team sports and athletics are the focus here. This thirty-acre park facilitates Belding's recreational ball fields. Amenities include two softball fields, four little league baseball fields, one Pony league sized baseball diamond, and play equipment. There is also a running track, and walking trails. A concession stand provides food and beverages during selected events.

Spring flowers bloom along the riverbank at Belding's East Riverside Park.
Spring flowers bloom along the riverbank at Belding's East Riverside Park.
  • Spring flowers bloom along the riverbank at Belding's East Riverside Park.
  • Playground by the river is fun for the kids, at Water Street Park.
  • Lightning Bend Park is a wooded private getaway offering an "Up North" atmosphere.
  • Enjoy a walk along the boardwalk at East Riverside Park... a delightful stroll.
  • Deeply wooded trails at Lightning Bend Park are quiet, pristine, natural.
  • Tennis Courts at Central Riverside Park.
  • Baseball and softball diamonds at Demorest Field.
  • The concession stand building at Demorest Field.
  • Deck overlooking the Flat River at East Riverside Park.
  • A lovely view of the Flat River at Central Riverside Park.

Lightning Bend Park - Explore 100 Acres

1001 Merrick Street Google Map This pristine property along a jagged bend in the Flat River is rustic and wild. Trails beckon you to adventure. Spend a day wandering in the woods by the river, breathing in the natural beauty. The park pavilion is perfect for picnics and gatherings. Lightning Bend Park also features SMASH ? an 18 hole Disc Golf course.

Water Street Park - A Quiet, Pretty Spot

202 Water Street Google Map Here's a place to come hide from the hustle and bustle. The Flat River ripples gently by. Pretty flowers and whispering trees are peaceful and relaxing. Pack a lunch or make a picnic. Launch a canoe with friends. Make a cook-out on one of the barbecue grills. Bring the kids for fun on the playground. Stroll the walk path through the park. A beautiful day at Water Street Park is yours to enjoy.

Silk City Nature Trail - Nature's Beauty

West of the Bridge at Kenwood Ave and Water Street Google Map This trail along the Flat River runs between Water Street Park and Demorest Field. Paved, it's perfect for walking and jogging. The scenery is beautiful, with the flowing river, lovely trees and plants, and quiet enjoyment of Michigan's amazing natural beauty. Silk City Nature Trail is just the place for a family outing or a relaxing nature hike with friends. If you haven't yet experienced this newest of Belding's city parks, do so today!