Just as the name suggests, Memorial Tree Park is nestled inside the trees and is a cozy park for relaxation and play.
Visit downtown Ludington’s Legacy Plaza for a break from shopping, or to enjoy a take out meal under the big shelter. This newly renovated outdoor gathering space is located on North James Street, right in the heart of downtown Ludington.
Surrounded by local shops and restaurants, the plaza features a pavilion, restroom facility, entertainment stage, a gas fireplace, seating, and decorative lighting.
Be sure to stop by the Legacy Plaza to shop in the Farmer’s Market or get some delicious takeout from one of the downtown restaurants to enjoy in the park. Also, check out our calendar of events to learn about live music at the Legacy Plaza.
Events at Legacy Plaza
Through a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, this $2.1 million project came to completion and was dedicated on July 1, 2021. The plaza is designed to honor the legacy of the Native Americans who lived in Ludington. It also looks to honor the lumber and maritime industries that are so engrained in how Ludington grew as a city.
In November of 2022, the Michigan Chapter of the American Public Works Association recognized Legacy Plaza with the Project of the Year Award for structures costing $1 million to $5 million.
For more information about the Legacy Plaza, contact the Downtown Development Authority of Ludington.
More Beaches & Parks in Ludington...
Take your furry friend on their own vacation at Ludington’s very own dog park! Play catch, frolic about, and make new friends!
Ludington has many beautiful beaches and parks to explore. Enjoy a day on the shores of Lake Michigan or take in the scenery at a local park.
Admire Lake Michigan from the peak of a bluff — what a view! Bring your pet as well, as this beach is dog friendly!
Take a walk along the riverside at Suttons Landing. With wheelchair accessibility, everyone can take in the beautiful riverwalk.
Take a walk through the woods at Cartier Park, featuring paved trails. This park is also home to “Central Bark,” Ludington’s only dog park.
Waterfront Park features a fantastic view of the S.S. Badger and sits right along two marinas of Lake Michigan.
The Hamlin Lake Beach within the Ludington State Park is fun for the whole family! With a dedicated, weed-free swimming area and more!
Copeyon Park’s splash pad provides a great spot in the summer! Great fishing and water-filled fun await!
One of the most popular state parks in the Midwest offers a vacation within itself. Enjoy beautiful natural resources and endless activities.