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Parks and Recreation Overview

The City of Niles provides numerous public parks at locations throughout the City. Most parks include playground equipment and picnic facilities. They are: 

  • Birkholm Park, at Clarendon and 14th
    (Playground and picnic facilities)


    Collage of Parks and Recreation images

  • Cass Street Park, located at Cass and 8th Sts. (Play structures, tetherball, basketball court, picnic facilities)
  • Plym Park, at Marmont and Plym Park Rd. (Play structures, picnic shelter, tennis, soccer, softball, basketball)
  • Eagle St. Park, at Eagle and 5th  (Playground)
  • Tot Park, at Pokagon and 11th  (Playground)
  • Eastside Park, at 17th and Sycamore St. (Play structure, picnic shelter, softball/baseball, basketball)
  • Saathoff Park, at Maple and 9th St. (Playground, soccer, basketball)
  • Clevenger Park, at Cherry and 5th (Play structure, picnic shelter)
  • Riverfront Parks, along the east side of the St. Joseph River from Wayne to Fort St. (Boat ramp, play structure, skate park, amphitheater, walking trails, picnic facilities/shelters)
  • Island Park (entrance off Parkway, south of Broadway) (Walk bridge to island, picnic shelter, playground equipment)
  • Marmont St. Boat Ramp, at Marmont St. at the St. Joseph River (Boat ramp)
  • Southside Park, at 15th and Silverbrook Ave. (Play structure, baseball, basketball, picnic shelter)
  • Troost Park, at 8th and Ferry St. (Playground)
  • Thomas Stadium, at Silverbrook Ave. and 11th St. (baseball stadium only)
  • F.O.P Park, at F.O.P. Dr. and State St. (baseball only)

A nine member Parks and Recreation board serves in an advisory capacity, meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm in the City Council's Chamber room located within the Niles Fire Department Complex at 1345 East Main Street. The public is invited to attend. The board assists with planning for park improvement or expansion projects, parks maintenance, etc.; establishes rules and regulations regarding park use; and advises on the replacement of park equipment. 


Please feel free to contact Joe Ray, Public Works Director or Sanya Phillips, Community Development Director should you have any questions regarding the Parks and Recreation Department.



 Welcome to Niles
Welcome to Niles Sign in Donavan Park
Sitting with Grandpa in Riverfront Park
Spending Time with Grandpa in Riverfront Park
Dragon Boat Racing
Dragon Boats Race Down the St. Joseph River

Day in the Park
We Like the Park!
Ice Cream in the Park 
Ice Cream in the Park
With a Twin on Each End
Children Playing on Playscape 
Riverfront Park Playscape
Children at Plym Park 
Plym Park's Summer Park Program 2012
We Love Plym Park 
Take Us to the Park!  Plym Park 2012

Christina's Dragon - Hunter Ice Festival

Dragon Sculpture in Riverfront Park during the Hunter Ice Festival in January 2014