drake park pictureLocation: 1651 Beach Street at the Muskegon Channel. North of Pere Marquette Park, this major picnicking site has the beautiful backdrop of the Muskegon Channel and is in walking distance to Lake Michigan beach.

Land Area: 5 acres

Surrounding Land Use: Residential, Recreation

Many find the walk along the channel wall great for exercise while watching the boat traffic and enjoying beautiful sunsets. Fishing is also a popular activity at the channel. The Lake Express ferry boat can be viewed traveling through the channel throughout the day.
drake shelter

A well shaded grassy area provides an ideal picnic location with 3 options for reserving table space. One large shelter accommodates approximately 80 persons; a smaller shelter situated on the channel wall accommodates approximately 24 people and groups of unsheltered tables may also be booked. The channel wall pavilion is often used for small scale weddings.

Picnic Shelters are furnished with barbecue grills, picnic tables, restrooms, electricity, water, a public use playground and grassy, open area for field games.

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