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City of Belding Parks

The CIty of Belding takes great pride in its many beautiful parks. Explore the tab panels at right, and learn about each one. Recreation and a peaceful retreat await you! If you have questions or comments, please telephone CIty Hall, or use our website contact form.

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

Office Hours
Mon-Thu 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Map showing City of Belding Parks
Belding Park Rules and Regulations

Three parks have pavilions: Central Riverside Park, East Riverside Park, and Lightning Bend Park. These pavilions are used frequently for family picnics, reunions and graduation open houses. If you would like to use one of these pavilions, make a reservation to ensure availability. Download a park reservation request form here (PDF form). Reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, beginning January 2 of each year. There is a $50.00 deposit for the use of the Central Riverside or Lightning Bend pavilion in order to have access to the restrooms. The deposit is refundable if the facilities are left in an orderly manner. Visit or telephone City Hall (616)-794-1900 ext 217 for more information, or to make your reservation.

The City of Belding takes great pride in its parks. We work hard to beautify and maintain them for everyone's enjoyment. Please remember these important Park rules, from City ordinances:
• No domestic animals shall be permitted in any public park or on a Public pathway unless on a leash, not exceeding six (6) feet in length, controlled by the owner at all times.
• Owners shall remove all animal fecal discharges from park and pathway property immediately.
• All city parks shall be closed from 11:30 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. the following day.
• Open alcohol or the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in all city parks.
• Motor vehicles are not permitted on park pathways.
Central Riverside Park
Something fun for everyone. Address: 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 bowl, roller hockey area, soccer fields, drinking fountains, picnic tables, park benches, and a walk path.

Demorest Field
Sports action and athletic fields. Address: 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.

East Riverside Park
Peaceful, relaxing, social. Address: 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.

Lightning Bend Park
100 acres of woods and trails to explore. Address: 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. A park pavilion is perfect for picnics and gatherings.

Silk City Nature Trail
A walk in nature's beauty along the Flat river. West of bridge at Kenwood Ave and Water Street. Google Map

This is a new trail along the Flat River running 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 Michgan's amazing natural beauty. Silk CIty Nature Trail is just the place for a family outting or a relaxing nature hike with friends. If you haven't yet experienced this newest of Belding's city parks, do so today!

Water Street Park
A quiet, pretty getaway spot. Address: 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. Check out the new art kiosks!