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Mill Pond Park

565 West Bennett Street

Mill Pond Park, at 54 acres, is the largest of the Saline community parks. It remains an ever-popular destination in the city, hosting a multitude of events each year. The park is located on the north side of Michigan Avenue, directly across from Curtiss Park. Entrance to the park is gained from the corner of Bennett Street and Mill Road, near to Houghton Elementary School, via an extension of Bennett Street or a pedestrian path. Mill Pond Park features its own 68-spot parking lot, ample space for most functions.

Park amenities include open and wooded areas, a boat launch for motor-less boating; a pavilion, which may be rented for events, with electricity and ADA accessible restrooms; a number of soccer fields; many nature trails; a one-acre dog park; the enormous ROMP (Recreate Our Mill Pond Park) play structure; picnic areas, including on-site grills; a plethora of benches throughout the park; and a sizeable boulder, often painted by residents for announcements.

The many features of Mill Pond Park provide ample opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment. Take a stroll along the nature trails, fish the Saline River, go canoeing, have a picnic, host an event at the pavilion, go sledding and cross-country skiing, or take the dog out for a walk.


Bill Keilitz

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Only 3 stars because: 1. Long walk from the parking lot to the dog area. 2. Area is fenced on 3 sides only, no fence along the river. Wet and muddy dog is not what I wants to put in my vehicle. 3. First dog park I've been to that did not have a water station for the dogs. You will have to bring your own bowl and water.

Melba Toast

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Nice family park. It has a stream, small walking bridge, pavilion, picnic tables, and play structure. Have seen some wildlife and multiple species of birds there as well.

Benjamin Kaplan

Monday, May 28, 2018
Dogs got some water relief, could use longer fences in the water. Dogs were able to get out of the gated area and run. Still not bad.

Laurie Massie

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Great park for kids. Large wooden play structure, bathrooms, pavillios, picnic benches, and large open fields to play. Great for picnics. Family friendly.

Gary Fox

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Saline Celtic Festival - very good. Reasonable admission and enough activities to keep one occupied for the better part of day. Smaller than some Celtic/Irish festivals, more personal, more navigable, less crazy. Street parking, plus some lots with shuttle buses. Anticipate walking.

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