Lake Township Park

10801 Gast Rd., Bridgman MI 49106

The park opens April 1st!

Lake Township Park was established in 1981. From the early days many improvements have been made including the purchase of 20 acres north of the existing park.

The park is now home of Bridgman Softball Association, Bridgman Lake Township Youth Soccer, three pavilions, an eighteen hole disc golf course, a pond and gazebo overlooking it, and several playground areas for the kids.

It is truly a jewel for our communities and the hundreds of people who enjoy it.

Hours: Open April 1st, from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Closed November 1st.

For help with any Park issue, contact Tom Mikesell, Park Superintendent at (269) 208-3138.


  • Alcohol and controlled substances are not permitted under any circumstance.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Please do not park or drive on the grass.
  • The use of profanity is not allowed.
  • Please clean up after yourself.
  • Be respectful of others.

Click here to view a map of the park.

John W. Gast Memorial Recreation Trail

The Township Board has approved a grant application to the DNR for funding 50% of the proposed trail from the City/High School to the park and the 50% match from Township funds. This trail will provide safer access for cyclists and walkers to the park. It will also allow walkability from Bridgman and students using the recreational athletic fields and other amenities at the park. The grant decision will be made the fall of 2022 with the trail being built in the fall for 2023. The trail will be named after John Gast for all his service to Lake Township and our wonderful park.

Pavilion Rentals

The park has three pavilions available to the public for rental. They offer a great place to hold graduation parties, family reunions or gatherings, or group picnics and gatherings. New sidewalks have been installed for improved handicap accessibility. See pictures of each pavilion on the Calendars page.

North Pavilion - The north pavilion has handicap accessibility also but is further from rest room facilities. It offers a volley ball court during the summer months. It does not have water or sinks but has a kitchen/serving area.

South Pavilion - This pavilion is located closest to the rest rooms and softball fields. A sidewalk was installed in 2014 to allow easy handicap accessibility and access to the rest rooms. The pavilion does not have water or sinks but has a kitchen/serving area.

Lake Pavilion - The Lake pavilion is the newest addition and overlooks the pond in the back portion of the park. There is a gazebo and playground equipment located nearby. The pavilion has rest rooms attached and water and sinks in the kitchen area.

To view available pavilion rental dates and pictures of each pavillion, please visit our Calendars page.

Pavilion Rental Fees:

  • $50 Lake Township Resident
  • $125 Non-Resident
  • No charge for Municipal and Governmental entities, Police & Fire Departments, Boy Scout and Girl Scouts.

Park Rental Form

Complete the attached form to request rental. Rentals for the next year are accepted starting September 1st of the prior year. They are rented on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations are not completed until the form and payment is received at the Township office.

Disc Golf - Lake Township Park offers an 18 hole disc golf course. The course meanders through the entire park and challenges recreational players. The layout includes open areas, woods, and through lightly treed areas. If you wish to sponsor a hole to help raise funds for renovations, please contact the Township office.

Soccer - LTP is the home of the Bridgman/Lake Township Youth Soccer League. The league is open to anyone wishing to play from ages 4 to middle school kids. The facilities are some of the nicest in the entire area. See the attached link for more information on the league. Lake Township supports this program keeping registration fees for participants reasonable. See also:

Baseball/Softball - LTP is the home of the Bridgman Area Softball Association. The park has three smaller fields, two regular size softball fields and one baseball field. Hundreds of youth and adults enjoy these quality fields throughout the year. The park also host several softball and baseball tournaments each year. Many area churches use the adult softball fields all summer for their summer church league. The Township installed wonderful new dugouts at all fields a few years ago.