The small city of Scottville has a downtown paved and shaded mall, handy for a picnic lunch while doing some shopping.
At McPhail Field there are sports venues, and soon to be added, a community playground.
Picnicking- at the downtown mall, picnic tables and benches in area of dappled shade under Kentucky Coffee Trees
Playground- A brand new community playground has been installed at McPhail Field. It was officially opened July 2. It is a small modular unit which has swings, spiral slide, toddler slide, and various climbers. Surface is wood chips in a raised bed. One picnic table for adult seating.
At McPhail Field are tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields. These were the former high school athletic fields.
The founding of Scottville- "White settlers came to this area around 1860. In 1876 a station of the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad opened. In 1879, James Sweetland built a sawmill adjecent to the railroad, which precipitated the establishment of a post office for the community of Sweetland. He sold the mill a year later to the firm of Crowley and Scott. Sweetland was informally known as Mason Center because of its location at the county's geographical center. In 1882, Hiram Scott and Charles Blain platted the village. According to legend, the men determined the name of the village with the toss of a coin. Scott won the toss and named the village Scottville. Charles Blain named the streets, the first of which were Blain, Crowley, State and Main. Scottville was incorporated as a village in 1889 and as a city in 1907. Today Scottville remains the agricultural center of Mason County." Michigan Historical Marker in the mall.
Clown Band History- In the mall are four murals painted by local artist Lois Scott depicting the history of the world-famous Scottville Clown Band.
Rest Rooms- porta-potty in the bank parking lot in summer, rest rooms open at McPhail Field for events
Potable Water- none in the mall, at rest rooms at McPhail Field
Access- to the mall from the bank parking lot or Main Street, to McPhail Field from US 10 (State Street)
Restrictions- no bikes, skateboard or roller blades on sidewalks
Seasonality- porta-potty may be removed in winter, rest room closed in winter
Ecosystem- small town
Other points of interest- old school building on N. Main St, small town services
Most recent date this info personally checked- June 2007
Additional Facilities- small town services
Maintained by- City of Scottville
105 N. Main
Scottville, MI 49454