kruse park

Note: Kruse Park Dog Beach is closed due to erosion (beach only, not the whole park)

Location: Sherman Blvd. at Beach St. – 3205 W. Sherman Blvd.

Land Area: 52.3 acres

Surrounding Land Use: Residential, Protected Dunes

Kruse Park Master Plan

Norman F. Kruse Park offers approximately one mile of beautiful Lake Michigan Beach with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding dunes. The city has allocated a section of the northern beach for leashed dogs and their owners to enjoy. There are accessible ramps and boardwalks to the beach area and into the dunes. The public beach offers a rescue board with water safety/lifesaving equipment (provided between Memorial Day and Labor Day).

The upper portion of the park is a major picnic attraction. Facilities include: nature trails, accessible dune walks and overlooks, playground, basketball court, restrooms, ample parking and 4 picnic shelters.

Picnic shelters are furnished with charcoal grills, picnic tables, restrooms/infant changing stations, electricity, water and a grassy play area.

The city has two other popular ‘beach’ parks, they are Pere Marquette and Harbour Towne Beach.