Bronson Park


Abraham Lincoln visited Michigan only once. He came to Kalamazoo to give speeches in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park 160 years ago, four years before he became president and the Civil War began. The Kalamazoo Abraham Lincoln Project will mark the event Saturday at the Kalamazoo Public Library. 

Bronson Park Is A Pokemon Go Hot Spot In Kalamazoo

Jul 28, 2016
Ryan Skryd

Pokémon Go: it’s the latest craze in mobile games where you can catch Pokémon “in real life”. It’s drawing people outdoors and to Kalamazoo’s downtown. Even local business owners are taking notice - setting up shop in popular PokéStops to attract new customers. 


Native American history plays a central role in a new master plan for Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park, which the Kalamazoo City Commission approved last night. It calls for a detailed virtual tour that listeners could access on mobile devices, as well as a marker. The city will also place markers around Kalamazoo at the four corners of a reservation that territorial governor Lewis Cass rescinded in 1829.


Even an historic park needs an update from time to time. So says the City of Kalamazoo, which is proposing a host of changes to Bronson Park, the oldest and most iconic in town.

Those range from providing shade for event-goers at one end, to rearranging the park’s monuments and restoring Alfonso Iannelli’s Fountain of the Pioneers.


The City of Kalamazoo says it wants to hear from the public at city hall tomorrow.