Parks & Recreation


VERSLUIS PARK OPENS ON MAY 25Just in time for summer, the beach at Versluis Park opens to the public on Saturday, May 25.
 
The Plainfield Township park offers a fully accessible recreational experience with barrier-free access to the beach, fishing pier and other amenities. The park, which is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., features playground areas, picnic facilities, horseshoe, volleyball and a one-mile paved walking trail.
 
The swimming beach is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  May 25 through Aug. 11, 2019.  Lifeguards are on duty.  Anglers can fish for bluegill, crappies, largemouth bass, sunfish, walleye and other species from the pier, which offers wheelchair access, safety rails and seating.
 
The state has tested the water in Versluis Lake for PFAS multiple times, with the most recent test conducted last July.  The results of these tests have been consistent and indicate that PFAS levels in Versluis are comparable to levels found in the Great Lakes.  Based on this, the state has determined that the lake is safe for swimming and recreation.  To view the latest test results, click here.
 
Township residents can obtain a season pass at the gate for $25. Other entry fee information can befound here.

grand rogue park update

The township recently acquired the former Grand Rogue campground and now we are in the process of preparing it for safe public access. Accordingly, at this time the park is closed to the public. We anticipate opening the park in the spring. Updates and when ready, announcement of the opening date, will be posted here, in our weekly e-newsletter, the township's Facebook page, and at the park. 
(last update: February 4, 2019) 

Parks and Recreation
For a community to thrive, there must be dedicated spaces for recreation. These spaces provide us the opportunity to unwind, have fun and recharge. Plainfield Charter Township's Parks and Recreation Department recognizes this and works diligently to support and develop recreational areas and activities for the community of Plainfield Township. In an effort to more effectively do so, the Parks and Recreation Master plan was established and is updated every five years. Click HERE to download and read the Parks and Recreation Department's Master Plan for 2015-2019!

Plainfield Charter Township maintains several community parks scattered throughout the township. Some, such as Premier,  Grand Isle, Versluis and the D. W. Richardson parks, are multi-use complexes, however most are simply designed for the enjoyment of our local residents. Our park system offers a variety of recreational accoutrements, including sports fields, lakes, great fishing, playgrounds, picnic spaces, and beautiful destinations for family outings personal breaks from the hustle and bustle of daily life!

Contact our Parks and Recreation Department at (616) 363-9399.