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Parks & Recreation


Sue Warren, Director
4303 S. Center Rd.
Burton, MI 48519
Phone: 810-743-1500 ext. 1701 
Fax: 810-743-3001


Welcome to the Parks & Recreation page for the City of Burton. We hope you will watch the calendar for events.  We have five parks in the City of Burton currently with another one proposed in our five-year plan.

City of Burton’s Parks and Recreation Plan Now Available for Review and Comment

Residents hoping to look at the City of Burton’s 2019 five-year Parks and Recreation Plan will have the chance to do so during a 30-day review period.

The plan was created under the guidance of the Parks and Recreation Commission and after gathering public input through various meetings and surveys. It will be available for review on the City of Burton’s Website at www.burtonmi.gov as well as a paper copy in the Clerk’s Office at City Hall. The plan will be available for review and comment until December 15, 2018 after which time it will be considered for adoption by the City Council at a public hearing in January.

Draft Parks & Recreation Plan


Water Tower Park
 is located on Bristol Road next door to the water tower and Fire Station #1. It is a small playground park. It has a playscape, drinking fountain, and picnic tables. This park is geared toward toddler/pre-school age children.

Fireman’s Park  is located at Lapeer & Belsay Roads next to Fire Station #2. This park also has a playscape with picnic tables, benches and a pavilion.

Veteran’s Memorial Park is located on Manor Drive just east of the police station, it has a pavilion, picnic tables and drinking fountain. The pavilion may be rented for a fee of $100.00 with a refund of $75.00 after the event if the area is cleaned up. Please call the Clerk's office at 810-743-1500 to make your reservation. DO NOT USE THE ONLINE FORM.

Kelly Lake Park is located off Lapeer Road west of Genesee Road. Many people enjoy this park for walking, nature watching, and fishing.  It has a sledding hill for winter enjoyment.  There is also a fishing dock, boat launch and beach. The pavilion may be rented for a fee of $100.00 with a refund of $75.00 after the event if the area is cleaned up.  Please call the Clerk's office at 810-743-1500 to make your reservation. DO NOT USE THE ONLINE FORM.

Settlement Park located off Thread Creek Boulevard is under development.  This park is located along Thread Creek.

The Parks & Recreation Commission plans many activities throughout the year for various age groups such as the Easter Egg hunt, Family Movie Nights, Memorial Day Parade , Trick or Treat Trail, and the Christmas Parade.

We hope you will join us at the various events either by volunteering or participating. For more information or to participate in any of the Parks & Recreation events please email Sue Warren at s.warren@burtonmi.gov