The City of Bay City Parks Division manages and maintains 238 Acres of parkland and related facilities. Twenty-five individual park areas, along with 10 miles of Railtrail & Riverwalk provide diverse recreational opportunities and experiences for residents and visitors. The Parks Division employs a workforce of six full time employees including a Parks Manager, Administrative Assistant, Maintenance Supervisor and three maintenance employees. Part-time seasonal workers and private contractors provide the additional resources needed to provide services. The Division also oversees the maintenance and management of the Liberty Harbor Marina, James Clements Airport and Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Park Facilities

To View Park Facilities, or Reserve a Park Pavilion for a Special Date:
Click Here for Park Locations, Pictures, Reservation Availability and Pricing.

Boat Launches

  •   Cass Ave. Boat Launch  620 Harrison St. Bay City, MI
  •   Golson Boat Launch  1598 N. Johnson St. Bay City, MI
  •   DNR  1 Shady Shore Rd, Bay City, MI 48706
  •   Smith Park Boat Launch  Essexville, MI 48732
  •   Zilwaukee Boat Ramp  190 Front St, Saginaw, MI  48604
  •   Rust Boat Launch  282 Lee St, Saginaw, MI 48602
  •   Full List of Boat Launches Visit: Michigan Water Trails

  Veterans Park Launch

   Currently Closed 

 Due to the sustained high water levels, the Vet's boat launch & a large portion of the parking lot are closed and will remain closed until water levels recede for good.
Driving on the flooded parking lot is not good practice as this only causes more damages and causes more problems long-term.  The flooding and vehicle traffic have already caused some damage to the parking lot. We are trying to preserve our assets and infrastructure so they are still useable once the water level recedes to normal conditions. Vet’s park boat launch will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

  1. Parks, Buildings & Grounds Division

    Physical Address
    301 Washington Avenue
    Suite 413
    Bay City, MI 48708

    Phone: 989-894-8314
    Fax: 989-894-8210