Kent County Parks
Kent County Parks

Fallasburg Park

Things to Do

Baseball and Softball
Across the street from the main park entrance is a ball diamond open to the public with a separate gravel parking lot and a large mowed field. In the 1930's this was the home field of the Fallasburg Cubs, a competitive regional ball team that played together until disbanding at the start of World War II. A second ball diamond is found on the north side of Covered Bridge Rd, near picnic areas, the open shelter and restrooms.

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Covered Bridge
A trip to Fallasburg Park would hardly be complete without visiting the historic covered bridge, where Covered Bridge Rd crosses the Flat River.

fallasburg discgolf
Disc Golf
Follow Fallasburg Park Drive to McPherson St then take a right and cross the river to find the park's disc golf course on the south side of the road. This 18 hole course includes chain baskets and a great mix of field and forested play. Most of the holes also have concrete tee boxes.

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Fall Festival for the Arts
Each year LowellArts! puts on the Fallasburg Festival for the Arts hosted by Fallasburg Park. Scheduled for the third weekend in September, this two-day festival draws more than 25,000 visitors and features more than 100 artists along with food booths operated by local nonprofits and performances by local and regional musicians. Artists may apply for booths between January 1 and April 1. For more information, please visit the LowellArts! website.

fallasburg history
Though Fallasburg Park dates all the way back to 1928, the area in which the park is located has an even deeper and richer history. Throughout the park you'll find interpretive signs providing interesting details on this history of the park and surrounding area. Also, on the east side of the Flat River you'll find several historic buildings preserved from the original Fallasburg village. The Fallasburg Historical Society maintains these structures and periodically opens them for public viewing.
North Country Trail
North Country Trail
Headquartered in Lowell, MI, the North Country National Scenic Trail is a 4,600 mile hiking trail stretching from New York to North Dakota. Much of the trail is already completed, including a segment passing through Fallasburg Park.

Other Trails
Though Fallasburg Park does not have a network of trails, you will find trails and walkways throughout the park. A new trail in development through upland woods south of Covered Bridge Rd eventually will become a 3 mile loop trail encircling the park.

fallasburg playground
Fallasburg Park offers three unique playgrounds. The largest is just off Fallasburg Park Drive, near the open shelter. A smaller structure is available on the flats on the west side of the river, between the three picnic areas there. You'll find the third playground in the picnic and recreation area on the north side of Covered Bridge Rd.

fallasburg weddings
With its scenic picnic areas and river views, and its historic shelterhouse, Fallasburg Park has long been a very popular location for weddings and receptions. Local businesses cater to weddings with offerings like seating, gazebos, food, and even horse-drawn chariots for the bride and groom! Our facilities book early and are available for reservations 12 months in advance. For more on reservations, follow the link to the left. Or call our park office at (616) 897-6770 for help in planning your event.

Picnics and Group Events
Fallasburg Park has eight picnic areas, an historic open picnic shelter, and an enclosed shelterhouse that are available for picnics and other group events such as weddings, meetings, reunions and parties. All of these may be reserved for a fee. If picnic areas or the open shelter are not reserved, they are available first-come first-served for no fee.