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Ithaca has Five Parks and a Swimming Pool within the City Limits.

Woodland Park is located at the Western Border of the City Limits on West Center Street. This beautiful wooded setting is a great place to enjoy the peace and quiet or take the family to enjoy a picnic. Woodland Park today is host to a Playscape a large wooded play structure, 2 covered pavilions with picnic tables that may be reserved for functions. Please call City Hall at 989-875-3200. A band stage is located in the center of the park for music activities throughout the summer. You will find Woodland Park a very busy place in the winter, as it host's Gratiot County's only sledding hill. In the mood for a walk the park has a nature trail landscaped for walking through the trees.
The Indian Trail Marker within Woodland Park is in dedication of the early settlers that came to Ithaca by way of this Indian Trail. The marker was placed on the boulder in remembrance of the settlers of 1929. Since then Woodland Park has become a host to many activities including concerts in the summer.

Ithaca Dog Park now located at the northeast corner of Woodland Park. The Dog Park is 100 by 200 ft, which leaves plenty of room for your dog to run. Let your dog off the leash for some fun. This is a great way for your dog to socialize with other dogs. The park is divided into two areas, a place for little dogs and a place for big dogs. The Dog Park also has picnic tables for you while your dog plays. Open during regular park hours. (Pictures coming soon!)

Atkinson Park is located on the North East side of Ithaca, this property owned by the City of Ithaca, and was made into a park by Ithaca Rotary in memory of Bob Atkinson, former Mayor, business owner and Rotary Member. The park has picnic benches and is a very quiet setting. The property is close to the Ithaca Senior Center and Senior Housing. Today Atkinson Park is home for the City tree nursery.

McNabb Park is located in the Southern part of Ithaca. This park hosts many activities each year, Harness Race Training can be seen on a daily basis. McNabb Park is home to the Gratiot Ag Society Expo Fair that takes place in June of every year. This open class fair has participants of all ages and from surrounding areas. Camping is also available at McNabb Park. The AYSO soccer organization for Gratiot County utilizes the park for it games and events. On Saturday mornings in the spring and fall you will find many youth participating in soccer along with their parents. The park also boasts the  Jail House Trail  which is a great walking or biking path for people to enjoy in all four seasons.

Memory Park is a small "pocket" park located in the center of the historic downtown district.  The park has picnic tables, benches and a small grassy area for residents, visitors and shoppers to relax and enjoy the downtown.  Visitors to the park can enjoy the music provided by the downtown as they relax and enjoy a break from shopping, an outside lunch or friendly visit with friends. 

Park Reservations:
Use of City Parks are free to the public.  The City also allows the reservation of the parks or facilities for exclusive use for a fee.  Park reservations are to be made through City Hall.
The Fee Schedule is as follows:
Woodland Park:

Resident Rate

Non-Resident Rate

Large Pavillion (front of the park)*



Small Pavillion (back by Playscape)



Entire Park per day**






McNabb Park:

Resident Rate

Non-Resident Rate

Entire Park per day**



Exclusive Section Hourly Rate



Horse Stable Rental (monthly)         




*The large pavillion may be reserved in whole or by half.  Fees will be prorated for half rental.
**Park rental fees may be prorated on a proportional basis.

Swimming Pool
The City partners with the Ithaca Public Schools to provide a swimming pool for summer fun!  The pool is located at the Ithaca High School at 701 N. Union Street.
The pool is open starting Monday, June 30, 2014.
Pool Hours:   Monday thru Saturday  12:00 noon - 6:00pm
                     Sundays                        12:00 noon - 4:00pm
Cost:  Open Swim is $3.00 per day per person
          Family passes are available for $85.00 (covers up to a family of 6: 2 parents and four children)
The pool is also available for private pool parties during non-open swim hours.  If you are interested in hosting a birthday, friends or family swimming party, reservations are being taken now.  Cost is $50.00 for 2 hours and covers up to 20 people!        
Come out and enjoy this great community asset!
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