Bronson Park


Kalamazoo City Manager Jim Ritsema says his recommendation to remove the Fountain of the Pioneers from Bronson Park fits in with other efforts at the city. His plan calls for removing the fountain sometime this year, and turning the area to green space.

Andy Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo City officials say they want to remove a controversial fountain from Bronson Park. That’s a victory for activists who say the “Fountain of the Pioneers” depicts Native-Americans in a way that’s racist and demeaning. Kalamazoo City commissioners will consider the recommendation on Monday, March 5.


Pat Lynn says history can’t be changed but she says removing the sculpture from the Fountain of the Pioneers in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park would help heal from racism. (The story has been updated, see below)


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.