kalamazoo parks

West Main Park at the corner of Elm and West Main streets
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

West Main Park is at the corner of West Main and Elm in Kalamazoo—right across from Comensoli’s Italian restaurant. You can walk across it in about 30 seconds.

Arcadia Creek runs through it. There’s a bench, a few picnic tables, and that’s about it. It’s not a quiet spot, but it’s one of the oldest parks in Kalamazoo—founded just a few years after Bronson Park downtown. It's also the oldest city-owned park.


The new Executive Director of Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation says he hopes to help it crawl, walk and then run in the near future. 

Dogs are also banned from city-owned Woods Lake Park

Owners would be fined $100 plus court costs for first offense and $200 for subsequent violations