Three parks to explore this summer

Mt. Pleasant hosts an array of beautiful parks with more than 10 to explore. Island Park and Nelson Park are two community favorites, but what about the rest of the parks? Here are three more you should add to your summer bucket list.

Chipp-A-Waters Park 


With 30 acres of land, Chipp-A-Waters stretches along the Chippewa River. It’s the perfect place to adventure in Mt. Pleasant! Trails and outlooks offer the opportunity to observe nature and wildlife, and the “Access Adventure Trail”, makes it easy through an interactive tour. Check out the park’s other perks:

  • Canoe launch
  • Playground equipment
  • Shelter and picnic tables
  • GKB Riverwalk Trail access
  • Restroom

Mission Creek Woodland Park


Get in touch with nature by visiting Mission Creek Woodland Park! There are four trail loops that wind through the woods, including some along Mission Creek. This park has no shortage of things to do– check out the sledding hill in the winter or Hannah’s Bark Park this summer!

  • 60 acres
  • Two pavilions
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Open play field

Horizon Park


Although Horizon Park isn’t quite as big as the others, it still offers something for everyone. With a paved fitness trail, it’s the ideal park for those looking to get their steps in!

  • 22.5 acres
  •  Soccer fields, softball field and tennis court
  • Quarter-mile paved fitness trail
  • Newly-constructed “Carolynn Cosan Pavilion”
  • Playground Equipment
  • Restroom