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.
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A Comfortable Downtown Park Perfect for Events
Three blocks west of the downtown area is Ludington’s Rotary Park, formerly known as City Park. Because of the many improvements being made to the park by the Rotary Club, it was decided to change the name in 2015. Many trees keep this park shady and comfortable in the warm summer months.
This is where the Rotary Band Shell is located, along with public restrooms in the back. Enjoy your lunch or dinner here at one of the numerous picnic tables, or just sit on the bench and watch the world pass by. Walkways dissect the park in a wagon-wheel formation. Rotary Park is the summer location for two Art & Craft fairs, as well as the Suds on the Shore Beer & Wine Festival and the Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival, both held in the summer.
The park also has a restroom facility that is open May-October, weather permitting.
Head west through downtown Ludington, and three blocks past the 3rd stoplight at Rath is the park, between Lewis and Gaylord on your right.
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Take your furry friend on their own vacation at Ludington’s very own dog park! Play catch, frolic about, and make new friends!
View Lake Michigan from the top of the sandy hill at Summit Park while the kids play on the pirate-ship themed playground.