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Defoe Park

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Reservation Cost

$150.00 per day


  1. Baseball / Softball Diamond
  2. Chemical Restrooms
  3. Drinking Fountain
  4. Picnic Shelters
Defoe Park is adjacent to Marquette Avenue. The 11-acre park has five baseball diamonds that are leased to the Little League. The original 3-acre property was given to the city by the North American Construction Company in 1914. The company stipulated that the land be used for "playground or park purposes" and went by the name of Aladdin Park. It was later renamed Defoe Park in honor of Harry Defoe of the Defoe Shipbuilding Company.

Reservation Process:

*Reservations will only be accepted for current year.

Once we have looked over your Reservation Request and Accepted it, you will receive an email stating so. Then you need to complete the following process listed below.

In order to reserve, you’ll need to come into Bay City Hall, Room 413 to fill out a rental form & pay the rental fee in full, we accept Cash or Check. 

You Have 2 Business Days to make full Rental Payment, if we do not receive payment within that this time period we have to unapproved your rental request.

Damage Deposit is included in Rental fee, as long as you and/or guests do not damage anything or leave any litter/decoration or other messes you will receive a refund for the amount of the damage deposit. You can call the next business day following your event to schedule when to stop in & pick up your refund or we can mail it to you.
Mailing the refund may take up to 2-4 Weeks.  

Cancellations must be made at least 30 Days before event

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 AM- 3:30 PM  

Please No Staples or Nails on Beams or Tables

For Hanging Decorations/Banners: Instead of stapling or nailing beams, Please utilize Hooks in Pavilions for hanging Banners, Balloon’s, Etc.

For Table clothes: Instead of stapling, please bring & use your own Table cloth clips, Table cloth weights or Table bungies.

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