Parks in the Village of Paw Paw

The Village of Paw Paw is home to some of Michigan’s most beautiful parks, lakes, and athletic fields. Located at the confluence of the East and West branches of the Paw Paw River, the village’s parks offer wonderful settings for family excursions, musical concerts, outdoor events, weddings, and more. In addition to this, many of our parks – located on stunning Maple Lake – afford visitors the opportunity to boat, fish, and spend time on the water. Whether you’re looking to organize a memorable reunion, are interested in attending our annual Wine and Harvest Festival, or want to participate in one of our locally organized fishing tournaments, the parks of Paw Paw provide residents and visitors with a wealth of activity options.

2022 – 2027 Parks and Recreation Plan


Courtyard Park
  • Contains scenic landscaping, picnic tables, and a gazebo.
  • Within walking distance of the Van Buren County Time Capsule Museum.
  • Arts and crafts events during the Paw Paw Days and Wine and Harvest Festival.
Elementary School Parks
  • Contains playground equipment for elementary school–age students.
  • Conveniently located near Paw Paw Early Elementary School.
  • Great place to get away, relax, and picnic with the family.
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Harris/Miller Street Park
  • Contains playground equipment and picnic tables.
  • A small, intimate mini-park measuring 1.2 acres.
  • Conveniently located on the west side of the village.
Hazen Street Park
  • East boundary offers a beautiful view of Maple Lake.
  • An ideal place for rest, relaxation, and spending time with friends and family.
  • Maintained as a natural shoreline per the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership.
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Lake Front Park
  • Contains an amphitheater, boardwalk, two boat docks, picnic tables, and grills.
  • Great place for boating, picnicking, musical activities, and casual strolls.
  • Hosts a number of annual events and free Concerts on the Lake.
Maple Lake
  • Provides a playground, picnic tables, two pavilions, and restrooms.
  • Ideal for fishing, swimming, picnicking, and play for younger children.
  • Hosts local and regional group picnics, outings, reunions, and weddings.
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Sunset Park
  • Contains a boat launch site, dock, picnic tables, and portable toilets.
  • Perfect for fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and picnics.
  • Hosts regular fishing tournaments and boat cleaning demonstrations.
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Tyler Field Park
  • Houses a football field, running track, baseball field, and playground.
  • Home to Paw Paw Rocket Football and vintage baseball club.
  • Features a pavilion that can be reserved for outings and reunions.
Veteran’s Memorial Park
  • Home to a combined war memorial that contains benches and a small stage.
  • Owned and maintained by the local American Legion.
  • Hosts annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day activities.