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Potterville City Park Potterville City Parkis a 3-acre site located off Main Street and Hartel (M-100). This park contains 1 basketball court, one baseball diamond, one playground, restroom facilities and a picnic area with two pavilions and picnic tables. The recentlybuilt Imagination Station, a large piece of playground equipment made of wood and shaped like a caste. Potterville's strong sense of community was the spotlight for the construction of this addition. Residents pitched in and donated their time and materials to create this wonderful play station.
Veterans' Memorial Park is approximately 1 half-acre in size. It is located off Main Street near the City Offices. It is limited to one picnic area and one picnic table. A memorial for area veterans is located on this site.

Lake AllianceLake Alliance has been developed as a recreational and residential attraction. Approximately 66-acres Lake Alliance offers four field softball complex, including one for Little League play, fishing, fishing docks, boat launch and picnic areas in the beautiful setting featuring wetlands and woods. There is a gazebo and fire pit for picnics. With the assistance of volunteers, there is a nature trail through the wooded area along with Thornapple Creek. A playground and sand beach through grants will eventually help preserve the natural rural setting and provide camping, picnic, sports, and educational facilities to the public.

Fox Memorial Park
3981 E. Gresham Hwy., Potterville
Fox Memorial Park, an Eaton County Park is based in the beautiful rural setting of Potterville. Fox Park offers three ponds for fishing, swimming, boardwalk, 2 pavilions, nature trails, and playground areas. In the winter, there is ice skating and cross country trails available.

Fox Memorial ParkThe Fox Park Public Observatory was constructed for those interested in astronomy in 1999. Away from the glare of city lights, the clear country skies of Potterville offer a perfect location for viewing. Amateur astronomers can pursue everthing from casual observing to serious scientific studies using observatory-grade instruments. Membeship participation is encouraged to keep this facility open for public education activities, comet watches and meteor observing, as well as keeping it open to the public several nights per month. You can check for schedualed viewing dates and how to support the project by calling Fox Park Public Observatory office at (517) 645-MOON (6666).

Eaton County Parks Department
133 Fitzgerald Park Drive
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Director: Dan Patton
(517) 627-7351

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