Parks & Recreation Department

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for all park facilities including the Tourist Park campground, two marinas, Lakeview Arena, and the Presque Isle Park and Pavilion. The department provides lifeguards at the City’s public beaches and maintains reservations and schedules at the various soccer, softball and baseball fields within the park system. The department also manages a food court at Lakeview Arena and offers concessions at various park locations. To reserve a field, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 906-228-0460 or send email to

Skate Park

On June 12, 2010, the Marquette Area Skate Plaza Committee launched a public fundraising campaign to raise $250,000 for a new municipal skate plaza.

Lakeview Arena

The Lakeview Arena houses the Parks and Recreation department offices and a variety of recreational activities including public skating, junior and adult hockey programs, figure skating, rental skates, and ice rental for community groups and organizations.  Besides a two-ice sheet arena, Lakeview is also rented out for various public and private events and shows. Lakeview is available May through August as a large reception/banquet hall with seating for up to 600 guests. Lakeview Arena also provides wireless internet. To rent space at Lakeview Arena, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 906-228-0460 or send email to


The Parks department manages and maintains the Cinder Pond Marina with 101 seasonal and transient slips located in the lower harbor, and 97 slips at the Presque Isle Marina.   Both facilities provide fuel, launching, docking and other support facilities for recreational boats. Seasonal launch permits are available for purchase at Lakeview Arena Parks and Recreation office, located at 401 E. Fair Ave. or at the City of Marquette’s Treasurer’s office at 300 W. Baraga Ave. For more information, please call the Parks & Recreation Division at 906-228-0460 or send email to

Tourist Park

Tourist Park is an in-town, 110-site campground located on 40 acres along the Dead River.  In addition to campsites for both RV’s and tents, amenities at the park include restrooms, hot showers, water/electric hook-ups, picnic tables, playground and a ball field.

Other recreational facilities that are operated by this department include several community parks, ball fields, soccer fields, a BMX track, basketball and tennis courts, and two public swimming beaches.  In addition, Mattson Park in the lower harbor contains a festival area, concession stand and Kid’s Cove Playground.  Presque Isle Park contains over 300 acres of parkland and trails as well as a community pavilion that may be rented for private events. To make a campground reservation, you may use our online reservation system, or call the Parks and Recreation office at 906-228-0460 or send email to

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Parks & Recreation
Located in the Lakeview Arena ( 401 E. Fair Ave.)
300 W. Baraga Ave. (Mail)
Marquette, MI 49855
Ph. 906-228-0460
Fax 906-228-0493
Department Head:
Karl Zueger

8:00am - 5:00pm

Cancel/Refund Policy

Facility Rental

Field Calendar

Lakeview Arena


Online Reservation System

Parks & Recreation Master Plan 2006 Final Report

Parks & Recreation Five Year Recreation Plan 2011

Parks & Beaches

Presque Isle Park

Tourist Park Reservations