Marquette City Manager Community Office Hours

Marquette City Manager Karen Kovacs will hold her next community office hours on Wednesday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Shiras Room, on the top level of Peter White Public Library (Front Street side).  The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.

Kids Cove Enclosure Picket Return

A final pick up for pickets from the Kids Cove playground enclosure at Mattson Lower Harbor Park will be held:

Lakeview Arena Southwest Conference Room

Friday, September 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Saturday, September 9, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

If you sponsored a picket for the original enclosure constructed in 1996, your sponsored picket may be available to you. No new pickets have been found. Most pickets have been picked up, however, over 200 remain.  The effort to return pickets to original donors is made possible by City of Marquette Playgrounds for All Committee, Marquette Rotary Clubs and City of Marquette.

Trash to Treasure Weekend

City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community-wide “Trash to Treasure Weekend” beginning Friday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. through Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for the recycling of reusable household items such as furniture, lamps, electronics and other working household items.  The program is designed to increase awareness in recycling by creating an alternative means of reusing items that would otherwise end up in the landfill.


Residents can place reusable/serviceable items in front of their house on the curb no earlier than 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 15.  Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb no later than 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17.

Removal of items will be strictly enforced in accordance with Section 22-33 of the Marquette City Code, “it shall be unlawful for any person to accumulate rubbish or any articles or junk, except as may be necessary for construction work or normal course of a business.”

This Public Service Announcement will serve as notice that items left at the curb will be picked up by the Public Works Department and invoiced to the property owner on a time, material, and disposal fee basis.

College students are encouraged to participate in the treasure hunt in that they may find items which will be useful to them in their dormitory or apartment.

Examples of items that can be recycled include lamps, tables, chairs, dishes, etc.  Please, no rubbish.  Rubbish is defined to mean anything that does not work, is not clean and is not serviceable.

Depositing unwanted items is prohibited.

It is suggested that residents remove lawn ornaments and other wanted items to avoid mistaken identity.

Groundbreaking planned for Kids Cove Playground

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Kids Cove Playground will be held at Mattson Lower Harbor park on Tuesday, September 5 at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend. This will commence the closure of the playground for removal and reconstruction.

The Kids Cove Playground at Mattson Lower Harbor Park will be closed to the public at noon on Tuesday, September 5, to facilitate the removal of the current playground. The project is expected to be completed by mid-July of 2024. The playground area will be closed until the completion of the new Kids Cove playground.

Bluff Street parking ramp to close briefly for repairs

On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 5 and 6, the Bluff Street Parking Ramp will be closed for surface repairs. No parking will be allowed in the Upper Level, and only Lower Level Reserved Permit Holders will be allowed to park in the Lower Level. A few areas in the lower level will be blocked off for repairs, and lower level reserved permit holders may not have access to their assigned spot but can park in other available spots.

Permit holders who normally park on the Upper Level can park in the Commons Parking Lot, the South Main Street Parking Lot, the Spring Street Parking Lot, the Lakeshore Parking Lot, the Baraga Avenue Parking Lot or the Rock Street Parking Lot.

Hourly Parking will not be available in the Lower Level of the Bluff Street Ramp during these repairs.

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From 3:00 to 8:00 on June 25 there will be a public engagement session at Lakeview Arena regarding the City Community Master Plan update. There will be presentations at 4:00 and 6:00, with time to discuss the plan with City staff. To view the full Community Master Plan draft, go to ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Municipal Service Center:

+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

Tourist Park Reservations:

+1 906-228-0465



City Hall:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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