The City of Benton Harbor is committed to providing recreation and leisure services that enhance the quality of life for youth, adults, senior citizens and the special population, while providing a positive and safe environment for the citizens of Benton Harbor.

If you have questions, please contact:
City of Benton Harbor
Parks & Recreation Services
P.O. Box 648
Benton Harbor, MI 49022



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Jean Klock Park
Jean Drive (near Hwy M-63)
Jean Klock Park, dedicated in 1917, includes 76-acres of Lake Michiganfrontage and 3,000-feet of beach front, with open and wooded sand dunes. Lake Michigan swimming, paved parking, boardwalk, volleyball courts, observation tower, bathhouse, concession area, playground and picnic shelter. The Golf Club at Harbor Shores is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course located along the breathtaking shores of Lake Michigan. This championship golf course, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, challenges players of every skill level while providing spectacular views of the Paw Paw River, hard wood forests, abundant wetlands and the beaches of Benton Harbor. The Senior PGA Championship will make its first appearance in Michigan in 2012 and 2014 at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores.

Hall Park
Highland Ave. and Hull Street
Hall Park is the oldest of the City parks, established in the early 1900's. The park includes a picnic area, playground equipment, and Basketball Court.

Riverview Park
River Dr.
Riverview Park is located along the St. Joseph River, near the Bicentennial Bridge. The site includes a fishing platform, playground equipment, grills and a picnic area.

Union Park
1200 Union Street (Emery Ave. and Cross St.)
Union Park is the focal point for baseball activity. It includes lighted baseball and softball fields, and basketball courts. The park includes a picnic area, playground equipment, concession stand, and restrooms.

Benton Harbor Boating Access Site
Riverview Dr.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(269) 426-4013
This public boat launch is located on the St. Joseph River. The facility is closed from 11pm to 4am.

Benton Harbor City Boat Launch
Pipestone Creek
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
This public boat launch is located on Pipestone Creek leading into the St. Joseph River.

Other Parks Located in City of Benton Harbor
Broadway Park
Franks Park
Pipestone Park
Edward's Park
Morton Park
Seitz Park
Roosevelt Park
City Center Park
Fisherman's Park
Bobo Brazil Armory Community Center