Fitzgerald Park is a spectacular 78 acre, all-seasons park located off of M-43, 100 Fitzgerald Park Drive. The eastern boundary of the park provides tremendous views of the Grand River, fish ladder, and dam. No visit to the park is complete without viewing the famous sandstone ledges, ancient sedimentary rock outcroppings that lining the banks of the Grand River.
Fitzgerald Park is the ideal setting for a vast number of outdoor activities, from more than three miles of hiking/cross country skiing trails, a sledding hill, 18-hole disc golf course, four large picnic shelters for up to 300 people, two softball/baseball diamonds, playgrounds, and so much more.
Fitzgerald Park is also home to the historic Ledges Playhouse Theater where ticket-holders can watch dramatic productions May through September. The theater is housed in a 100-year-old structure nestled into the parks wooded area on the bluffs overlooking the Grand River. The theater is leased to Over the Ledge Theater Company, a local nonprofit.
Fitzgerald Park is owned by the City and leased by the Eaton County Parks and Recreation Commission. The park is the site for the administrative offices for Eaton County Parks Department. Naturalists Services are available through the park's Nature Center, with programs relating to ecology, wildlife, and natural history.
There is a vehicle entrance fee to enter the park, $3/day for residents and $5/day for non-resident. For more information on entrance fees, including options to purchase yearly passes, visit Eaton County Parks website or call the Park Office at 517-627-7351.