Summer is in full swing, so let’s make sure we soak up as much of the sun as possible! It’s also a bonus when we’re able to wear the kiddos out. Here is a list of fun, outdoor spots to take advantage of on the east side of metro Detroit.
Stony Creek Metropark
This place has it all!
- A Beach
- Paddleboard, kayak, and paddleboat rentals
- Golf Course
- Hiking/Biking Trails
- Tree Top Adventure
- Much More!
Located at 4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp MI, 48316
Dodge Park Splash Pad
Dodge Park went under major renovations last year, and the highlight is its splash pad! Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, this place is sure to be a hit!
Located at 40620 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights MI, 48313
Metro Beach/Lake St. Clair Metropark
Aside from lining the sandy shores of Lake St. Clair and being accessible by boat, this Metropark has much to offer!
- Pools with water slides and water activities
- Play Areas
- Putt-Putt Golf
- Nature Center
- Sunday Night Concert Series
- And More!
Located at 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp MI, 48045
(Tip: Purchase the Metropark pass for unlimited access to Metro Beach, Stoney Creek, and many other Metroparks across the Metro Detroit area!).
This quaint park is nestled along Anchor Bay with many activities to keep the family busy! Take a picnic and enjoy the splash pad while watching the boats go by on the river. Up for sports? Hit up the volleyball courts, tennis courts, or playgrounds.
Located at 50050 Jefferson Ave, Chesterfield MI, 48047
Clay Township Park
Further up the river (near Algonac), there is a picturesque park with a fun splash pad and playgrounds. Be sure to go a bit down the street, so the kids can watch the ferry taking cars across to Harsen’s Island!
Located at 4768 Pointe Tremble Rd, Algonac MI, 48001
Chief Gene Shepherd Splash Pad
The Shelby Township Splash Pad just opened last year and is perfect for little ones! This splash pad is super close to Yates Cider Mill; the cider donut ice cream sundae is a perfect treat on a hot day!
One caveat: you must live in or be with someone who is a resident of Shelby Township or Utica.
Located at 2452 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township MI, 48316
I hope you’re able to check out some of these locations! Either way, let’s get outside and make some fun memories this summer!