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 maintains reservations and schedules at the various soccer, softball and baseball fields within the park system. To reserve a field, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 906-228-0460 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lakeview Arena is home to the Parks and Recreation Department office, The facility houses a variety of recreational activities year round. From September to April the two-ice sheets at Lakeview are available for public and private use. Various uses include; adult and junior hockey programs, figure skating clubs, public skate for all ages, skate rental and private ice rental! Lakeview is available April through August as a dry floor venue for many community events and weddings. Home of the Dead River Derby bouts, food shows, car shows, circus performances and race headquarters. The large reception/banquet hall has seating for up to 600 guests for weddings and large community dinners. The Citizen’s Forum is also available for rent and is located in the Lakeview Arena. The Forum hosts numerous community meetings, parties and events throughout the year. Wireless internet is provided for facility user’s convenience. To rent space at Lakeview Arena, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 906-228-0460 or send email to email@example.com.
The Parks department manages and maintains the Cinder Pond Marina with 101 seasonal and transient slips located in the lower harbor, and approximately 60 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presque Isle is considered Marquette's recreational crown jewel. The popular regional facility is located on Presque Isle ("almost" an island), a 323 acre forested oval shaped headland/peninsula which juts into Lake Superior in the northern tip of the City. Presque Isle offers walking trails, 3 Pavilions, a bandshell, gazebo, public beach and plenty of beautiful views. Presque Isle Park was awarded, 2014 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Presque Isle is known throughout the United States for its natural beauty.
Tourist Park is a 40 acre, 110-site campground along the Dead River in the northwestern part of the City. The campground has full utility hook-ups (water, sewer, electric), electric & water hook-ups, electric hook-ups, and primitive tent sites. Amenities at the campground include; centrally located office, camping concessions (firewood & ice), bath houses, playground, Wi-fi, water filling station, dump stations, life-guarded beach, Dead River Basin, bike trails, and hiking trails all minutes from downtown Marquette and Lake Superior. Most sites have a fire ring and picnic table; limited availability for 50 amp sites and grilles. The campground season is May 15th to October 15th based on weather. There are 3 picnic sites available for reservation at Tourist Park as well. To make a campground reservation from May 15th to October 15th, you may use our online reservation system, or call the Parks and Recreation office at 906-228-0460 or send email to email@example.com.
The city of Marquette operates multiple athletic fields across the city. Kaufman sports complex, constructed in 1996, is home to 3 regular sized soccer fields, 4 softball fields, spectator seating, a BMX track and a pavilion with restrooms and picnic area. Many area youth sports clubs and adult sports clubs utilized this field. North Marquette Athletic Field complex located off Presque Isle and Wright St, contains regulation baseball diamonds and junior baseball diamond. Two basketball courts are located on the south end of the site and a lighted, outdoor ice rink completes this multi-season field. Hurley Field, located in South Marquette, has a regulation fast pitch softball field, with a lighted scoreboard, park and concession facilities. Fields are available for rent through the Parks and Recreation Office.
Other recreational facilities that are operated by this department include several community parks, ball fields, soccer fields, and basketball courts. 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.