Ithaca Has Five Parks Within Our City Limits

The parks vary in size and activities and are there for all to enjoy.  Facilities are open on a first-come basis but are also available to reserve for specific event or family gathering.  To view the calendar go to  Park Reservations.

Park Reservations

To reserve a park pavilion or other areas of the park, requests must be submitted on a City of Ithaca reservation form and returned to the City of Ithaca City Hall along with the applicable reservation fee.

See the fee schedule below.  Reservation forms are available to the right.  Contact City Hall for more information.  Call 989-875-3200 or use our contact form.

Woodland Park:

Resident Rate

  Non-Resident Rate

Large Pavillion (front of the park)*

$30.00

$40.00

Small Pavillion (back by Playscape)

$15.00

$20.00

Stage Area

$30.00

$40.00

McNabb Park:

Resident Rate

  Non-Resident Rate

Soccer Fields

$20.00

$30.00

Picnic Pavilion

$15.00

$15.00

Exhibit Arena Area & Open Barnes $50.00 $60.00
Jail House Trail $50.00 $60.00
Historical Barn Exhibit Area $30.00 $40.00

*The Woodland Park front pavilion may be reserved in whole or by half. Fees will be prorated for half rental.

View the reservation calendar

Woodland Park

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 with questions.

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

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.

IMG 2006

Atkinson Park

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

McNabb Park is located in the Southern part of Ithaca. This park hosts many activities each year.  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. 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

AYSO Region 1163 Mid-Michigan

McNabb Park is home to AYSO Region 1163 Mid-Michigan Soccer.

AYSO's Mission is to develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based on AYSO's Six Philosophies:

  • Everyone Plays®
  • Balanced Teams
  • Open Registration
  • Positive Coaching
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Player Development

For more information visit their Facebook page.

AYSO

Memory Park

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.

City of Ithaca Five-Year Parks & Recreation Plan