This is a larger park located on the third block east of Van Dyke (M-53) on Chard Street. This park is a 17 acre community park. The park contains 3 tennis courts; 2 softball diamonds, various playgrounds for kids of all ages; 2 lighted sand volleyball courts; 5 horseshoe pits; 3 picinic pavilions; and a eight hoop basketball court; and numerous areas for picnics. All of these are provided plus a swimming pool, complete with a wading pool and bathhouse.
More basketball courts, and baseball fields are available at the school playground areas. Also for public use is the playground equipment, including swings, slides, and monkey bars, for after school hours.
PAVILION RESERVATIONS (BIRTHDAY PARTIES, REUNIONS, PICNICS, ETC) - CONTACT CITY HALL TO MAKE RESERVATIONS. $50.00 RESERVATION FEE.
SOFTBALL FIELD RESERVATIONS - CONTACT CITY HALL. FIELD PREPARATION INCLUDED.
Marlette Golf Course Marlette is fortunate to have a nine hole golf course, located just one half mile north of Marlette Road on M-53. Electric and pull carts are avaliable for rent. Come out and play a round or just practice your swing at the driving range. Be sure to enjoy the dining facility that over looks the 9 hole course.
3D ARCHERY COURSE AT MARLETTE GOLF COURSE
The second season of Marlette's 3D Archery Course will being on weekends starting January 4th & 5th, 2014 and will run through the end of April. The course will feature 15 new three dimensional targets of various types. There are traditional game targets like deer, bear, turkey, bobcat, etc. as well as a zombie! The targets are placed in realistic settings which add to the challenge and fun. The course has been certified by the international Bowhunters Organization (IBO) and we are looking into hosting a world qualifier with this organization. Plans are to eventually have 30 or more targets on the course for area archers to enjoy. The course will be open to the public and any bow type shooting target tips will be allowed. Youth shooters must be accompanied by an adult. Cost to shoot the course is $10.00 for adult and $5.00 for a student (under 17). Players pick up a scorecard and course layout at the Marlette Golf Club/Coach HouseTavern when they stop into pay.
Leagues are also forming and expectations are that the league will be twice as large as 2013. The format is 2 person teams. Teams will be handicapped and can be made up of any combination of adult, student, male or female shooters. "Last season we had several teams made up of parents shooting with their children and they had a great time! And because the league uses a handicap system, any team is competitive. Last year compound bows were the primary type used, but divisions can be set up for other bow types depending on interest. The league season will comprise of two sessions of seven weeks each; with a tournament following the second season. Shooter can play in either or both sessions. Tournament players must have established a handicap in one of the sessions to be elgible to compete.
Anyone interested in joining the league or getting more information on open play can either stop into the Marlette Golf Club/Coach House Tavern 2710 Golf Course Drive or call Bill Kmet at 989-635-3009. Bob Hayward at Bob's Backyard Archery located at the corner of M-53 and Mayville Road in Marlette can also sign you up or provide information.