Parks & Recreation.
Algoma Township is home to six recreational facilities, located in several locations around the Township, with a different focus for each.
|Algoma Sports Park is located on the corner of Algoma Avenue and 13-Mile Road right next to the Algoma Township Hall. This park is a sports activity based park, which holds a soccer field, three ball fields, a .64-mile walking path and small play area. This facility has a full restroom concession area with picnic overhangs. There is also a picnic pavilion that can be reserved by calling the township offices. The Algoma Sports Park is home to the Algoma Little League, which totals more than 200 players each year.This park is also home to the new Helsel Memorial Garden. Anyone wishing to donate a gift of $50.00 or more will have their name or memorial permanently placed in the garden. For more information you can contact Julie Sjogren or Deb Ellenwood at the township office.
|Chalmers Park is located on the corner of Pine Island Drive and Fonger Street behind the Algoma Township Fire Station. This is a neighborhood park with a picnic shelter, play area and two ball fields.|
|Trestle Park is located on Summit Avenue, north of 13 Mile Road. This park is a nice stop along the White Pine Trail, where the old stone trestle can be viewed. Picnic tables are provided. A connector trail was recently constructed so users of the White Pine Trail may now access the park from the trail without going along Summit Ave.
|Camp Lake Park is also a neighborhood park, located on Bobolink Drive off Division Avenue. This park has a play area, picnic shelter and basketball court. A large hill in this park makes it great for sliding in the winter.
|Rivers Edge Park is our newest addition and not yet developed. It fronts along the Rogue River and is accessed by Edgerton Ave., north of 12 Mile Rd., just south of the river. A new driveway has been constructed and plans are to have boardwalks through the property and along the river for fishing the Rogue, all handicap accessible.
|The West Michigan Archery Center (WMAC) is located on 10 Mile Road between US 131 and the City of Rockford. Access to the park is off of the entrance drive to Plainfield Township’s Premier Park and the Art Van Sports Complex. The WMAC facility and outdoor grounds are the result of municipal cooperation between Algoma Township, Plainfield Township, and Kent County.
The building is nearly 10,000 square feet, featuring a 6,000 square foot indoor shooting bay, a classroom, restroom, kitchen, office, and bow room. The outdoor grounds feature a 25-station 3-D Course, and future outdoor competition fields. The public is encouraged to use this facility during open shoot hours, which are posted at the website www.wmarchery.org. Information on classes, leagues, events and tournaments can also be found on the website. The facility is also open for rent.
Grants from the MNR Trust Fund, the Easton Foundations, and others, in addition to private and corporate sponsorships, helped this park come to West Michigan. Philanthropists can find out more about donating at www.wmarchery.org.