Van Buren Township

Parks & Recreation


A proud member of the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MParks)
Phone : 734-699-8921  Fax : 734-699-8502
Click here to view current VBT Parks & Rec news and event Information

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Hours
The Rec Department and gym are CLOSED until further notice due to Community Center construction. 

Van Buren Park Hours:
Monday-Friday 10 AM – Dusk
Saturday and Sunday 8 AM – Dusk. 
Van Buren Park Beach & French Landing Park are CLOSED until further notice due to construction. 
Splash pad hours are  Memorial Day to Labor Day from 11 am-8 pm, 7 days a week.
The 2021 Quirk Park Splash Pad season has been extended and will close on Monday, September 20. The last Splash Pad day will be Sunday, September 19, 2021. 
**Hours of operation are subject to change please contact the Parks & Recreation Department.

View a map of all township parks by clicking here. 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME DRIVE & GIVE-AWAY
The Costume Drive will be accepting new or gently used Halloween Costumes from September 20 - October 15, 2021 anytime from 7:30 AM - 4 PM. Costumes should be dropped off at Parks and Rec department, but due to construction, we're asking all residents to enter via the Senior Center or main entrance doors. 

The Halloween Costume Give-Away will take place on October 18-22 from 4-6 PM, each day. This event is free and open to the public.  Please enter via the Senior Center Dining Hall doors, near the Parks and Rec. entrance. 

CANDY LOOP IS BACK!
Join us for a family-friendly boo-tastic trick-or-treating event on Sat, October 23rd from 4-6 p.m. at Quirk Park. Wear your favorite costume as you walk, dance or prance to Halloween themed stations providing candy from local businesses and organizations. The event is free and open to the public, but you must register, so we can properly social distance everyone.
Register at vanburen-mi.org/parks
A Rain date is set for Sat, October 30th from 4-6 p.m.
Candy Loop Sponsorships ARE available 
We seeking local businesses and organizations to pass out candy or goodies during the event. We usually have around 1000 participates and this years event will be outside at Quirk Park on Sat, October 23 from 4-6 p.m., with a rain date set for Sat, October 30 from 4-6 p.m.  If you would like to be a sponsor of this event, fill out this online form and/or contact Jennifer Zaenglein at 734-699-8921. 

Pardon our Dust At the Parks
Van Buren Park & French Landing are experiencing ongoing construction beginning spring of 2021 until late Summer 2021.

In Van Buren Park the “Saddle”, a portion of Van Buren Park’s road, which connects the front and back loops is currently under construction. While this project is under way it means there will be little to no access to this area. This project is part of the Iron Belle Trail and was made possible through a DNR grant. When completed, this area will be paved with a walking path!

French Landing Park will be closed starting Monday, June 7, 2021.  Construction consists of site demo, prep, electrical, infrastructure needs, pathways, new sunshade, and outdoor furniture.  All bathrooms will also be closed during the construction.

Pavilion Rentals

The rental season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Residents may rent pavilions starting January 1st of each year. 
Non- Residents may rent after March 1.
For more information or to reserve your pavilion online click here.

Van Buren Park Pavilions 1, 2, 3 / Riggs Park / Quirk Park Large Pavilion: all-day rentals
Cost is: Residents/Non-Profit Groups (8:00 a.m. to close) $100
Non-Resident/Commercial (8:00 a.m. to close) $120
 ** All pavilion patrons at Van Buren Park are still subject to the vehicle gate fees **

Questions? Call 734-699-8921

Click here to view a step-by-step guide on how to create a rec Desk account and register for programs. 
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Forms6 documents

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  • DNRE Recreation Passport
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  • Park Fee Schedule 2021
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  • Park Rules And Regulations
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  • Parks and Recreation Master Plan
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  • Van Buren Park Pavilion Descriptions 2021.pdf
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  • Van Buren Parks Fee Schedule 2022
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  • Van Buren Recreation Fee Schedule 2022
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  • Van Buren Township Parks Map
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