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at Dickson Township Community Park
in Brethren

Dickson Township Community Park

Dickson Township Community Park

This park is a huge resource for a small town. The park is mostly shaded, offering a pleasant place to recreate on a hot summer day. The CCC Park on Lake Eleanor is just two short blocks away, offering a place for the kids to swim within walking distance.

picnic tables and grills, pavillion with stage, small pavillion, BBQ pit for larger community events

Playground- swings, jungle gym, merry-go-round, see-saw, 2 slides, spring animals, play surface is sand

Baseball field, small asphalt basketball court, horseshoes at east end of park, adult glider bench

Historic Site-

There is a small, horse-drawn grader on display at the east end of the park.

There is a plaque at the base of the flagpole that reads,"9/11/01, In memory of the lives lost, 'United We Stand,' The power to unite is stronger than the power to divide, God Bless America, Dickson Township Board, 2000-2004."

Brethren Heritage Museum is two blocks north on the corner of Amick and Cart Streets. Call 231-577-5533 or 231-577-5539 for tours

Handicap Accessibility- uncertain

Rest Rooms- latrines
Potable Water- hand pump in summer

Access- paved Coates Highway
Restrictions- no camping, no glass bottles, no noise 11 pm to 7 am.
Seasonality- may be snow covered in winter
Ecosystem- small town
Other points of interest-
Eleanor Lake CCC Park is one block north. Brethren Heritage Museum is one block north
most recent date this info personally checked- May 2018
Additional Facilities- concession stand in summer, small town businesses
Maintained by- Dickson Township, call 231-477-5885

[Counties] Lake County Manistee County Mason County Oceana County

From Manistee, take M-55 east for 15 miles to Highbridge Road. Turn north. Brethren is reached in 6 miles. Turn east on Coates Highway. The park is reached in 4 short blocks.

From M-37, turn west on M-55, and then north on Highbridge Road in 10.2 miles. Proceed as above.


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