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Delta Township Parks

Picnic shelters are available for group reservations at Delta Mills, Grand Woods, and Sharp Park . Timeslots are 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 4 -9 p.m., or 10 a.m.-9 p.m.. Groups may begin reserving the shelters for their gatherings on the first business day of the year for the dates of May 1-September 30. On the first business day will take walk-in registrations and phone-in registrations starting at 8 a.m., after which registrations may be made in person or by phone with payment due at the time of registration. If your event is rained out, we can reschedule your group for another date providing you call to reschedule the very next business day. Refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 21 days before your event.

Limitation of Liability and Damages: In no event shall the township, its employees, agents and volunteers, be liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, consequential or incidental, arising out of the renter’s use or inability to use the rented premises under this agreement. The township’s sole liability under this agreement is limited to refund of the rental fee. All warranties, express or implied are hereby disclaimed.

You may also use the shelters on a first come, first served basis, keeping in mind that if someone comes along with a permit showing they have it rented you will need to vacate the shelter. The pavilion at Grand Woods park is kept locked unless it is reserved. When renting the pavilion at Grand Woods, be aware that the door we unlock is around the left side, not the front door.

Electricity is available all year. The restrooms are all shut down in late October or the beginning of November.

Drinking is allowed in all of the Delta Township Parks with a permit at no charge (no bulk alcohol is allowed). To obtain a permit you must be 21 years of age or older and fill it out at the Parks and Recreation Office (7710 West Saginaw Highway). For more information please call 323.8555.

Sharp Shelter, Delta Mills Shelter, and Grand Woods Shelter
1/2 Day Rental is: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Resident Fee:  $50   Non-Resident Fee: $60
Full Day Rental is: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Resident Fee:  $80   Non-Resident Fee: $100

Grand Woods Pavilion
1/2 Day Rental is: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Resident Fee:  $75   Non-Resident Fee: $85
Full Day Rental is: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Resident Fee:  $130   Non-Resident Fee: $150

Delta Township Parks and Recreation Phone Number: 323.8555

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Township Parks Listing


Township Parks Listing


151.3 Acres
Lansing Road at Wardell Rd

Park Amenities
This park is undeveloped

Anderson Park is located in Sections 35 and 36 of the Township and is the largest land acquisition project undertaken by the Township. The property had been a high priority item since the preparation of the 1971 Interim Recreation Plan. In December of 1976 the Gladys Olds Anderson family donated 58.4 acres of this land to the Township to be used as a passive recreation area for future generations.

Utilizing the value of this donation and $11,200 of its own funds the Township applied for and received grants from the Federal Land and Water Conservation and the Michigan Land Trust Fund totaling $233,900 to purchase an additional 92.9 acres of land for the park. With a total of 151.3 acres now included in Anderson Park the property is planned as a major community park.


7001 Old River Trail
1-1/2 miles north on Canal off Saginaw, and 1/2 mile east on Old River Trail
32.2 acres
Park closes at dusk

Park Amenities
Picnic shelter

Playground equipment (new in 1999)
Canoe launch
Nature trail
Basketball court
2 softball fields (#2 is not fenced)
6 pickleball courts
Pickleball Open Play Schedule
1 volleyball court (on grass)
Horseshoe pits
Restrooms and drinking water

Delta Mills Park was the Township’s first park facility. Phase I was started on 14.3 acres of property purchased for future expansion of the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Recreation Bond Funds have been utilized along with donations and general fund monies to acquire additional property. Presently 32.2 acres are available for usage.


Canal Road
3-1/2 miles south of Saginaw Hwy on Canal Road
17 acres leased from Lansing Board of Water & Light Co.

Park Amenities
2 softball fields

Restrooms & drinking water
Concession Building

Erickson Park has been leased from the Board of Water and Light since 1972.


4500 Willow Hwy
On Willow Hwy 1/2 mile east of Elmwood Road
128.2 acres
Park closes at dusk

Park Amenities
Picnic Shelter (seats 80)

Pavilion (seats 100)
Playground equipment
Fishing Pond
Nature Trail
Softball field
1 sand volleyball court
Frisbee Golf Course
Radio-Controlled Race Car Track
Restrooms and drinking water

Grand Woods Park occupies 128 acres on the Grand River in Section 1 and 2. The intentions of this park space are to keep it a family-oriented facility.

A Note to Cross Country Groups: You MUST schedule your meet with us before setting your date in stone. We will not allow more than one meet in the park at the same time. You may make reservations for meets beyond our September 30 shelter deadline. Marking of any kind on trees or rocks is not allowed. You may mark on the ground only. Chalk or paint on the ground is okay.


148.2 acres
6160 Delta River Drive, 1/2 mile east of Ingersol Road
Park closes at dusk

Park Amenities
4.5 miles of trails

In 1985, the Township received donations of land from Carl Haussman and family. This land will be used as a natural area and wildlife area. In 2005, an additional 16.5 acres was donated again by Carl Haussman and family. Deed restrictions prohibit the development of any major park facilities at this location.


Old River Trail west of Delta Mills Park
42.1 acres
Park closes at dusk

Park Amenities
3 picnic/fishing areas with grills

1 wheelchair-accessible picnic/fishing dock with grill
2 canoe landings
Non-motorized trails with loops of .45 miles, .75 miles, and 1.3 miles
Wheelchair-accessible portion of trail is approximately 2/3 of a mile along river
Parking for 14 vehicles
1 port-a-john (not guaranteed)

In February 2000 the Township received a gift that will be of benefit to each and every resident now and in the future. Mr. Howard Hunter and his family have given the Township 26 acres of land in Section 3 to be used as a park. Mr. Hunter and his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Howard Hedlund donated the property with 3500 feet of frontage on the Grand River located west of Delta Mills Park on Old River Trail. The Hunters have owned the property since 1934 and have operated Hunter’s Orchard since that time. Most children who attended school in this area over the past several years have visited the Orchard and have been given the personal tour by Mr. Hunter. Many times the tour included a ride on the tractor pulled wagon and a sample of the apples grown on the farm. Former Township Clerk, Janice Vedder, was instrumental in procuring the property, and was told by Mr. Hunter that it has been a long time dream of his family to donate the property for a Township park. He also said that children and adults would now use the property forever. The Board of Trustees accepted the gift at their February 7, 2000 meeting and at the same time established the development of the property as a park as the number one priority in the capital improvements schedule of the Parks and Recreation Department – a move recommended by the Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Commission.

A grant was received from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for assistance in funding the development. The park is primarily flood plain and was developed as a natural area with approximately 1.3 miles of non-motorized trails with nearly 2/3 of a mile of the trails being accessible by wheelchair. Other features of the park include several picnic areas, canoe landings and breathtaking views of the Grand River.

The project was completed in October, 2002.


3-1/2 miles south of Saginaw Hwy on Canal Road
65 acres leased from Lansing Board of Water & Light Co.
Open 7:30 a.m. – dusk

Park Amenities
40-acre lake

Lake Delta is a shore and dock fishing lake only and is designed to accommodate physically challenged individuals. This lake located south of Erickson Power Plant on Canal Road is available to area residents from approximately April 1 through November 1 (weather permitting).

All State of Michigan fishing regulations are in effect as they are in any public fishing area. Fishing licenses are therefore required to utilize the lake, otherwise the lake access is free of charge. Boats, rubber rafts and wading are prohibited.

The property was developed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and is operated by Delta Township.


Leland Place
1/2 mile west of Waverly Road on St. Joseph Hwy.
1.1 acres leased from Lansing Board of Water & Light Co.

Park Amenities
Playground equipment (new in 1999)

Swings (new in 2001)
There are no restrooms or drinking water available

Leland Park has been leased from the Lansing Board of Water and Light since 1972. General fund monies have been utilized along with some donated labor to provide play equipment and a small picnic area.


84 Acres
Willow Hwy, east of Nixon Road

Park Amenities
This park is undeveloped

To visit this park you may wish to park at Hayes or Willow Ridge school.

Lootens Park was purchased by Delta Township in April 1980 with the assistance of a grant from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund in the amount of $55,500. Delta Township provided $64,500 to purchase the original 74 acres located adjacent to Hayes Middle School of the Grand Ledge School District. A net 10 acres was added to the park in 1993 as a result of an Eaton County Drain Commission project. The park originally was planned to be developed into a community playfield serving the western when funds can be obtained. Should this happen there will be a need to purchase additional lands in the northwest quadrant to compensate for the change in use for Lootens Park.


60 acres

Park Amenities

Open for cross-country skiing in the winter. North side of Mt. Hope east of Nixon Road.


80.3 acres

Park Amenities
Unpaved walking trails

This former golf course is now the property of Delta Township. A path has been mowed for individuals to walk on. No decisions have been made as to the future of this property.


1401 Elmwood
1/2 mile north on Elmwood Road off Saginaw Hwy
57.8 acres
Park closes at 11 p.m.

Park Amenities
Picnic shelter (seats 72 at 12 tables + 4 handicap at 1 table)

Amphitheater (seats 300)
Playground equipment
Fishing pond (2 acres, estimated 12-15 feet deep)
Basketball court
4 softball fields (1 lighted)
2 tennis courts (lighted)
2 sand volleyball courts
Restrooms/concession building

Sharp Park was the second major park facility constructed. The park opened July 2, 1976 with numerous Bicentennial celebrations. The 57.8 acres of land was a donation from the Forbes-Cohen Corporation, who were developers of the Lansing Mall. The value of the property, $102.500, was matched with $219,930 of Land and Water Conservation Funds, a $29,211 Recreation Bond Fund Grant and $88,219 of Township General Funds. The total facility is estimated to cost slightly less than $450,300.

On July 16, 1990, what is now known as Foster’s Playground was dedicated in memory of Bonnie Melton Foster. The playground was donated by Mr. Arthur Foster. Sharp Park Shelter was dedicated because the Foster family had owned and farmed this land going back to the 1800s.

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