Bronson Park


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city will also place markers around Kalamazoo at the four corners of a reservation that territorial governor Lewis Cass rescinded in 1829.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.

County board is expected to take action at its next meeting December 16th

The city is considering purchasing Bronson Park from Kalamazoo County