Ada Township Park
Located on the corner of Buttrick Ave. & Grand River Drive, this 57-acre park was established for the United States Bicentennial in 1976. It provides a wide variety of both active and passive recreation. There are softball & soccer fields, tennis courts, a basketball court, playground, fishing pond and both paved and natural trails. Fishing is restricted to those under 12, senior citizens or physically challenged individuals. Plenty of tables & grills plus a pavilion and two gazebos provide ample opportunity for your picnic. Reservations of the pavilion and triple gazebo can be made by calling the Park Office at 676-0520. Ada Park is also home to the Parks Dept. Office, the Les Craig Learning Center and the Bud Locke Arboretum.
Ada Park Map
Ada Park Features:
- 57 acres
- Softball & Soccer Fields
- Tennis Courts
- Basketball Court
- Fishing Pond
- Picnic Tables
- Les Craig Learning Center
- Bud Locke Arboretum
Planned Ada Park Playground Equipment Improvements:
To view proposed planned improvements to the Ada Township Park playground, please click on the following links to view PDF renderings.
The E. E. Locke Arboretum, a collection of 200 trees including over 50 species from around the world, offers a place for botanical investigations and quiet relaxation.
The Al Hook Nature Area and barrier-free Warbler Trail offer opportunities for exploring the natural world. The trail winds through a variety of natural communities, including a wooded area and open meadow. A self-guiding trail brochure depicting wildlife, flowers and trees is available at the park office.
The Woodland Garden is one of the shadier places to relax at the park. This natural area has been enhanced with the addition of many flowering shrubs and perennial flowers.
Children have a special play area at Ada Park with sturdy safe play equipment, conveniently located next to a shelterhouse with restrooms.
Reservations for use of the Ada Park Shelterhouse or Triple Gazebo overlooking the ponds can be made by contacting the Ada Township Offices at 676-0520.The shelterhouse accommodates up to 125 people; facilities include electrical, water, a large grill and barrier-free restrooms. The Gazebo accomodates up to 60 people; facilities include electric and a large grill. Near the shelterhouse is a picnicking area with tables and grills available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fishing at the park's spring-fed Fishing Pond is always a source of enjoyment for young and old alike. Within the clear waters, maintained populations of bluegill and bass await your hook. Fishing is restricted to children under 12, senior's citizens and the handicapped. Fishing docks are accessible to wheelchairs.
The pond area also provides ideal opportunities to observe wildlife; many reptiles, amphibians and birds inhabit this unique area. Please remeber that wildlife cannot be removed from the park.
Special programs are available at the Les Craig Learning Center. These include nature programs and tours for area schools and groups, Saturday programs for the public and more. For program information contact the Ada Park Office.
Athletic/Recreational Facilities include tennis courts, a basketball court, soccer fields, softball fields and paved trails for jogging, walking and cross-country skiing.
*Shelter & Gazebo Reservations for Ada Park can be made by contacting the Park office.
*Dog Policy: Dogs must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after in all Township parks.
Please help to keep our parks and natural areas clean and safe for people and wildlife.