Parks and Recreation

Mills Township Park

Our park is a great place to visit.  The park is mowed and cleaned weekly.  A fantastic place to spend with your friends and family.   The park offers a variety of things to do:  Playground area, four ball fields, soccer field and a 1 mile walking track.  You may ride bicycles, roller-skate/rollerblade, and run or walk the paved trail.  There are several benches along the way in case you would like to rest or take in the views.  No cars, quads, 4-wheelers, snowmobiles, side by sides, etc., are allowed on walking track. Quads, 4 wheelers, side by sides, snowmobiles are not allowed in Park for any reason.

There is a separate building with a bathroom which is unlocked during the day in warm weather with a paid pavilion rental.

The Park is open from Dawn until Dusk.

Dogs are allowed in the Park.  However, they need to be on a leash and you MUST clean up after them.

Dogs are not allowed on any ball fields or soccer fields.

If you’re planning a party or family gathering:  The Pavilion is available to rent as well as the Community Building depending on your needs.

To rent the Pavilion and or Community Building contact:  Kim Sweet, 989-948-3992

The Pavilion rental is:  $35.00 for the day with a $50.00 deposit (No alcohol permitted on Township Property)

The Community Building is: $125.00 with a $75.00 deposit

Park Location

Mills Park is located at:  2601 E. Shearer Road, Midland, MI  48642

Other Outdoor Areas to See And Visit:

Mills Township has 160 acres located adjacent to the Kawkawlin Wildlife Flooding.

The Kawkawlin Wildlife Flooding area is a peaceful area to sit and Birdwatch, hike and fish. 

The Midland to Mackinaw Trail head is a 210 mile trail that was used by the American Indians for centuries.  It starts near the Kawkawlin Flooding and proceeds mostly north into downtown Mackinaw City.  The walking trail is primitive for hiking.  Trail goes through remote and wild areas. The Trail is marked with painted light blue paint on the trees, lesser markings will be dark blue small plastic triangular markers on trees or posts.  Water is encourage to take with you.  For more information:

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
ATTN:  Recreation Trails Manager, 1732 West M-32  Box 667
Gaylord, MI  49734
989-731-5806 ext. 5045

Midland to Mackinaw Trail

The Midland to Mackinaw Trail is a non-motorized pathway, 210 miles in length, built and maintained by Boy Scouts. Hike as many or as few miles as you want.


North Midland Family Center

For all information on NMFC, please use the following contact information:

2601 E. Shearer Road, Midland, MI  48642 


Other Resources and Helpful Park Information

Midland to Mackinac Trail Commision
1211 Kingsbury Ct.
Midland, MI 487640

Lake Huron Area Council BSA
5001 South 11 Mile
Auburn, MI 48611
989.695.5593 or 989.662.4464

Michigan Deprtment of Natural Resources
Attn: Recreation Trails Manager
1732 W. M-32, Box 667
Gaylord, MI  49734
989.731.5806 Ext. 5045

U.S. Forest Service
 Huron National Forest
401 Court Street
Mio, MI  49734