Our facilities are available to anyone who would like to reserve and use them. The process is as follows: If possible, please download and print all four documents: 1.)Facility Use Agreement 2.) Special Event Indemnification Agreement 3.)Frequently Asked Questions and 4.) Closing Procedures and Checklist. Complete the Facility Use Agreement and Indemnification Agreement and return them in person, along with a check for the $50 deposit, to the Township Center. There is no fee to use our facilities, however, voluntary donations are greatly appreciated and will help our parks flourish. If you are unable to download and print the documents, please go to the Township Center and you will be given the necessary paperwork.
Harbert Community Park
13411 Red Arrow Highway, just north of Harbert Road, includes a welcome pavillion across from the Carl Sandburg historical marker. The welcome pavillion houses a Little Free Library. The park includes a regulation size Little League baseball field, bleachers, a dining pavililion with two grills and picnic tables, benches, a playground, a fishing pond, two sand volleyball courts and a dog park. In the winter, enjoy the ice skating rink and the newly added Dinky Rink for young children. Ice skates are available, free of charge. Off-street parking. Open from dawn to dusk. The dining pavilion, sand volleyball courts and baseball field can be reserved by Chikaming property owners through the Township Center, 269-469-1676. chikamingtownship.org
Cherry Beach was deeded to Chikaming Township by the Warren family in 1922. It is the largest beach, with approximately 253 feet of shoreline. There is a street level observation platform, which is handicapped accessible and a picnic site that is handicapped friendly. Parking on the weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend is by property owner pass when an attendant is on duty. The township provides maintenance, trash pickup and security patrols on summer weekends.
Harbert Road Preserve
The Harbert Road Preserve is located on Harbert Road east of the I-94 overpass between Three Oaks road and Flynn road. This 90-acre preserve has two ponds, wetlands, wooded and open land trails, a shelter, prairie grass feilds, nesting fields for pheasants and wild flower patches. Wear your walking shoes because it's a hike from the parking area to the blazed trail. Open sunrise to sunset. There is no hunting and no motorized vehicles allowed.
Chikaming Township Park and Preserve
The 263-acre Chikaming Township Park and Preserve is located on Warren Woods Road between I-94 and Lakewood Estates. Its natural features are diverse and include uplands, wooded floodplains, 2,800-feet of frontage on the Galien River and a 5.3-acre lake. The park features walking and cross-country ski trails, viewing platforms, a fishing pier, picnic area, a community garden, a new mountain bike trail and restrooms. The Park and Preserve is open from sunrise to sunset for your enjoyment. Again, no hunting or off-road vehicles are allowed. chikamingtownship.org
Chikaming Dog Park
Big dogs, small dogs, all dogs are welcome at our community dog park, located in Harbert Community Park. We have shade from the sun and shelter from the rain. Your pets can make new friends while you do the same.
Soon after the Second World War, Red Arrow highway was widened, leaving a triangle of land between the old Austins Grocery store and the highway. To Preserve the integrity of the town, the property was purchased by the E.K. Warren Foundation and designated as a public park. Recently the Chikaming Township Park Board took over the stewardship of the park from the Lakeside Association, who loved and protected it for many years.
Road-End Beach Access
Chikaming Parks also maintains a number of smaller beaches along the Lake Michigan coast, including Townline Beach, McKinley Beach, Miller Beach, Berrien Beach, Pier Beach, Harbert Beach. They are used mostly by residents who walk or ride a bike to the beach. No lifeguards, parking or facilities. No pets, ground fires or alcohol are allowed.
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