Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088


City Parks



Park Master Plan

Park Regulations


Affholter Park

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This 16.6 acre park is one of Trenton's largest community parks. It is located west of Grange Road between West Road and Harrison Drive.

The park is equipped with three tennis courts, basketball court,  new community build playscape installed in 2014, and an inline skating rink. A ball diamond is located within the park. This park's three soccer fields are utilized heavily by two youth soccer organizations.

A small paved parking area and portable restroom facility (seasonal) are available for park users.

Elizabeth Park (Wayne County Owned)

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Contact: (734) 261-1990

This 162-acre family estate was bequeathed to the Wayne County Park Trustees in October of 1919 by the children of Elizabeth Slocum. The acceptance of this special gift marks the beginning of theWayne County Park System.

Elizabeth Park sits like an emerald jewel along the banks of the Detroit River, and features over 1,300 feet of riverwalk for fishing and river watching. In addition Elizabeth Park also offers activities such as softball, cycling, in-line skating, hiking, cross-country skiing and ice skating. Learn more about Elizabeth Park here.

Haas Park

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Adjacent to the City of Riverview, this 4.5 acre park serves as the only park in this northern most Trenton neighborhood.

An inline skating rink, new community build playscape and a renovated ballfield, complete with clay infield, dugouts, and removable outfield fence round out the park. This $20,000 ballfield makeover, completed in the spring 2006, was made possible through the efforts of the Trenton Baseball Association, winner of the "Diamond in the Rough" national ballfield restoration contest.

Kennedy Park

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This park, centrally located within the city, is the hub of Parks and Recreation activity year round. The Kennedy Recreation Center and Outdoor Aquatic Center is located just south of West Road.

Expanded in 2000, the Ice arena facility provides year-round activity. The adjacent 7,000 sq. ft. outdoor aquatic center was unveiled in 2001. The paved parking area was expanded in 2004 to accommodate additional traffic.

A playscape was moved and installed behind the center and recently received accessibility upgrades in the fall of 2012. A footbridge provides access to the paved walking path, which leads to a ball diamond and more playground equipment at the south end of the park off of Marian Drive.

Lathrop Park

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This park, located in south Trenton, is nestled between the DTE Energy right-of-way and railroad tracks. The park land is owned by DTE Energy and is leased on a long-term basis to the City of Trenton for recreational use.

On this 5.5 acre property is a ball diamond, used primarily by Adult Softball Leagues and occasionally by the youth baseball program.

A large, unpaved parking area accommodates the vehicular traffic. As well, a portable restroom facility is made available during the season.

Lexington Park

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This is the southern-most park along the Frank and Poet Drain, located just west of Fort Street off of Lexington Drive. The primary park amenity is a selection of playground equipment, which received a new swing set and surfacing and accessibility upgrades in the fall of 2012.

A sled hill provides opportunities for winter sledding sports. The park is accessible via the paved walking path and from the surrounding neighborhood. No parking facilities are located within the park.

Lions Park


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This community park is located in the south Trenton neighborhood nestled between railroad tracks to the east and a newer sub-division to the west. Two little league ball diamonds, installed in the mid-1990's, are used daily by the Trenton Baseball Association Youth Baseball Program during the spring and summer.

A large picnic shelter can be reserved for private picnics by Trenton residents. Adjacent to the shelter is a playground area that includes one large playscape and a smaller play unit to accommodate a diverse age population.

Swings and slide complete the play area. An expansive green space area is available for field activities such as soccer and football during baseball's off-season. Portable restrooms are on site seasonally. A gravel parking area that can accommodate upwards of 30 vehicles, is located at the park entrance.

MacArthur Park (update in progress)

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This small, 1.1 acre, neighborhood park, located on Newman just north of West Road received a $58,000 Wayne County Park Millage Grant in 2017. Construction began in 2018.

Phase 1 included the creation of a nature-based play area, with sitting logs and a swing set. Phase 2 includes the installation of other plantings such as lavender, shrubs, native wildflower plantings, evergreen tree plantings and more, while phase three will see the "little player's stage" and construction garden come to life. The stage will be a decomposed granite surface and the construction garden also features decomposed granite and will be surrounded by boulders of various sizes.

Meyer Ellias Park

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This community park provides basketball courts and a scenic view of the Detroit River. It's reservation-based picnic shelter, complete with picnic tables and grills, is a popular location for Trenton families to hold picnics and special events.

A $9.3 million clean-up of contaminated sediment of the Black Lagoon took place in 2004-05. A $151,000 shoreline habitat restoration was completed in 2006. In 2007, the Black Lagoon was renamed "Ellias Cove" in honor of the family who donated the adjacent land that became Meyer Ellias Park.

North McLouth Park

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Situated at the north end of the Frank and Poet waterway, this park includes playground equipment, benches, foot bridge, portable restroom (seasonal), 2 soccer fields and open grassy areas.

A handicapped accessible playscape was installed with the help of the Trenton Interact Club and community volunteers in the mid- 1990's. A picnic shelter with tables and grills, is well used by Trenton residents for family, school and organization picnics throughout the season.

Rotary Park


Basketball Courts, Boat Launch, Playground Equip., Picnic Facilities, Shelter Building

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This 2-acre riverfront park provides residents with public access to the Detroit River waterway. A two-slip boat launching facility is flanked by two large concrete fishing piers that overlook the scenic Detroit River. Directly south of the fishing piers, a 550-feet linear wooden boardwalk, installed in the early 1990's, provides a more passive recreational setting for citizens to enjoy the waterfront.

An upgraded playground, small picnic shelter, seasonal public restroom facility, lighted basketball courts, park benches, picnic tables, barbecue grills and paved parking areas round-out the park amenities.

This park serves as the site for the annual 4th of July Fireworks display. It has also been the site of many community organization's special events.

South McLouth Park


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South along the Frank & Poet drain, between Harrison and West Road, is South McLouth Park. A natural foot trail, perfect for hiking, follows the banks of the drain in this area. Two little league sized ballfields, located in the park, are primarily used by organized leagues as practice sites. A basketball court is also on site along with playground equipment.

At the southern end of the park sits the Westfield Activities Center. Clay horseshoe courts and the Trenton High School discus throw facility are also situated in the park. Open greenspace provides for additional recreational activities.

Slocum Truax Park

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This park is located in the downtown neighborhood at Third St. and Harrison. The park is anchored by a ball diamond, tennis courts and inline skating rinks at the west end. A new accessible playground was installed through a community build project in the fall of 2010.

Working in partnership with the Trenton Baseball Association, the ballfield received major improvements in the fall of 2012 through a Wayne County Parks Millage Grant and Trenton Baseball Association Funding. These improvements included new infield material, field grading, backstop fence replacement and installation of a new outfield fence. The field size is suitable for ages 14 and under and is utilized for regular season games as well as hosting tournament play.

Tefend Park


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This 13.6 acre park is located in the south Trenton neighborhood bounded by Fort Street to the east and VanHorn Road to the north. Adjacent to the "Tefend Woods" subdivision, this park provides a diverse mix of recreational opportunities for the community.

Among the park amenities include a new community build playscape, completed Fall of 2016. Tennis court, inline skating rink, basketball court, and ball diamond that is used by the Baseball Association Youth Baseball Program.

A large picnic shelter, with tables and grills, can be reserved for family picnics during the summer months. A portable restroom (seasonal) and small parking area is available for park users.

Teifer Park

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Located in one of Trenton's oldest established neighborhoods, this 3.14 acre park includes playground equipment that received recent surfacing and accessibility upgrades, basketball and inline skating rink. A lighted ball diamond with dugouts is used primarily by adult softball leagues. Spectator seating and portable restroom (seasonal) are also provided.

An unpaved parking area adjacent to the ballfield provides parking for users.

Williamson Park

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Nestled behind a residential subdivision in south east Trenton, this 1.7 acre park has a medium sized playground unit that was installed in the late 1990's.

Mature trees blanket the area with shade during the hot summer months. A large grassy area provides open space for field games and activities. No parking or restroom facilities are available. Foot traffic is the primary means of park access.


Dept. Contacts

  • Director
    Joann Gonyea, CPRP
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Business Ops. Manager
    Tim Beaker
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Facilities Ops. Coordinator
    Nick Taurence
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Senior Citizen Coordinator
    Carol Garrison
    Phone: (734) 675-0063
  • Program Coordinator
    Hannah Wojtala
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Administrative
    Melissa Pruitt
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Administrative
    Kristy Olszewski
    Phone: (734) 675-7300