Address: 81 Bridge Street
Sportsman’s Park is located on the south side of M-32, along the banks of the Jordan River. The 16.3-acre park is primarily an undeveloped natural area comprised of extensive wetlands. The developed portion of the park features a lighted boardwalk and viewing platform is at a great vantage point where Lake Charlevoix and the Jordan River meet, it is the perfect spot for viewing the wetlands and wildlife including bald eagles and osprey. The park also provides several fishing piers at the south end of the park. Spring brings fishermen rainbow and brown trout, while the fall brings the return of spawning Chinook salmon. Other park amenities include a gazebo, sidewalks, and restroom facilities.
In June of 2017 the historic East Jordan and Southern Locomotive Old No. 6 train engine, which fascinates kids and adults alike was moved from Memorial Park to a permanent spot in Sportsman’s Park. Sportsman’s Park also features a historic building that serves as the educational center for the Jordan River Valley.
Sportsman’s Park is a lovely place to enjoy a picnic or to just relax while watching birds, boats and fishing action.