The park is located just blocks from Boyne City's downtown. The park is open to the public year around. There are picnic tables and grills throughout the park from May 15 -October 15. With the exception of farmers market, festivals and special events, dogs are permitted in the park as long as they are on a leash.
Veteran's Memorial Park is home to an expansive wood play structure, the site of the Veterans Memorial, the F. Grant Moore Municipal Marina, seasonal Farmers Market and is the hub of activity along the lakefront. The community uses the park for little league baseball, picnicking, strolling, jogging, rollerblading and cycling, boating, fishing, and watching sunsets from its west-facing shoreline.
Festivals & Events
Special events include the Morel Mushroom Festival, Fourth of July activities including the fireworks, Boyne Thunder, Antique Auto Show, Labor Day Car Show, community picnics and running and cycling events; just to name a few.
Unfortunately the playscape is closed to public use. The preservatives used when the playscape was built in 2002 contained a minimal level of chemicals that have since leached into the wood chips and soils within the play area. Testing has shown that the areas contain more than the allowable limits for public use.
The City is considering a putting together an advisory committee to work with the Parks & Recreation board to investigate options for the play structure.
Due to the potential hazards and public safety, the playscape will remain closed indefinitely. Contact City Manager Michael Cain for any additional questions (231)582-0377.
The Pavilion at Veteran's Park is available for rental from May 15 - Oct 15. New reservations are taken after the first week of January each year. There is a $50.00 non-refundable fee for renting the pavilion. This includes the use of the restrooms, picnic tables, charcoal grills, pop machines and electricity. A maintenance closet with a wash tub is also available. (Pavilion rental does not guarantee exclusive use of Veteran's Park)
For reservations or to check availability call 231-582-6597. You may also click here for printable reservation forms.
A $50.00 fee is required for Pavilion rental. This is non-refundable.
No stapling, nailing, tacking or taping signs/banners and decorations on any part of the pavilion. Eyelets are provided for this purpose. If anything is used other than the eyelets, you will be charged for repairs.
You are responsible for general cleaning of the pavilion after your function. Please remove any signs, posters and decorations. Trash barrels are provided throughout the park area. There are extra trash bags and a broom in the maintenance room. If you move tables, please put them back where you found them.
Side curtains, if used, must be rolled up and secured. Two step ladders are available and must be returned to the maintenance closet and padlocked after use. You will be charged if they are lost or damaged!
Quiet hours are from 10:30 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
If you plan to have additional tents or items requiring staking in the park, you must make arrangements with City Hall.