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Parks

Palmer Park
Palmer Park is a large wooded park that has a playground for all ages, tennis courts, a basketball court and baseball fields for your enjoyment.  Our local Little League uses the ball fields for their season.  

Palmer Park Pavilion
Rent our Pavilion for your graduation party, family reunion, birthday party or any other gathering.  The pavilion is located at Palmer Park.  It has a full kitchen as well as indoor and outdoor eating areas and bathrooms.    Please call the village for available dates and rates.  

Johnson’s Pond
This natural area is located at the end of Danforth St. just bordering the SE Village Limits.  Kids have been fishing, turtle and frog hunting for years.  Long ago it was also a popular swimming hole too.   Recently it has been used as an educational platform.  The Jordan River National Fish Hatchery and Communities in Schools Choose Success have teamed together in a project called Imaginature.  This collaborative effort has been made possible by a federal grant to provide area kids with an outdoor experience.  

Johnson’s Pond is also the well-known location of the Annual Kid’s fishing day.  The 50 plus year old event allows children under the age of 14 the opportunity to catch their limit of trout on the opening day of season.  This event would not be possible with the continued community support it sees each year.

Legion Park
Small area located at the southeast corner of US 131 and East State Street.  The park houses a Veteran memorial and a 19--- tank.

Perry Andress Park (Triangle Park)
Located right in the downtown area, this green space was created in 1995 just after Mancelona had a large gas explosion, devastating the downtown area.

Railroad Park
Located at the Northeast corner of US 131 and M-88, this park offers a quick stop for travelers passing through Mancelona with 2 large parking lots for easy on and off.  There is a covered pavilion available for picnics, a playground and plenty of greenspace for families to stretch their legs, adult outdoor exercise equipment and a public restroom at the Information Booth.   

Cran Park
This park was donated by William Cran to the Village of Mancelona to be used as a scenic area.  It is 2 acres of green space nestled in the Southeast corner of the village just off Washington Street.