Aug 19, 2017

Harrison Township Waterfront Park

The Harrison Township Waterfront Park located on Jefferson, between 14 and 15 Mile Roads holds a special place in my heart. My parents, sister and I frequented the park in the early 90's when it first opened. It's just as beautiful today as it was then, although they've made some impressive updates.

Stationed in the middle of the park is a children's wood chip covered playground with swings, metal climbing dome and two playscapes. My two year olds needed quite a bit of assistance with the largest of the two structures but were able to navigate the smaller one with no issues. There is a sign welcoming visitors and warning that the play equipment was designed for ages 5-12 and that adult supervision may be required.

The park also features a sandy volleyball area, a basketball net and half court, several grassy horseshoe pits, public restrooms, and an impressive hexagon shaped pavilion with plenty of seating. Just outside the shelter is a large charcoal grill, perfect for parties and special events. Rental information can be found here:

There are shaded and unshaded picnic tables, stationary grills, small flower gardens and well placed benches throughout the park, in addition to a lot of open grassy area. There's plenty of parking, free admission and proof of residency is not required.

The view of Lake St. Clair that the railed board walk provides is by far my favorite part of this park. Although not ideal for small children, it's perfect for fishing, duck feeding or a relaxing stroll. Being that the park is neatly nestled between two luxury condominium complexes and doesn't have a large sign on Jefferson, it's easy to pass up. But that's also why residents refer to the Waterfront Park as a hidden gem of Harrison Township.

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