Arts and Culture
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Division serves to encourage, develop, and facilitate a rich environment of artistic, creative, and cultural activity in Marquette and acts as an umbrella organization for local arts and culture groups. The Arts Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. In addition to providing gallery and workshop space, averages 263 visitors per day and provides services to more than 300 local artists and organizations.
Parks and Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for all park facilities including the Tourist Park campground, two marinas, Lakeview Arena, and the Presque Isle Park and Pavilion. The department maintains reservations and schedules at the various soccer, softball and baseball fields within the park system.
The Senior Center offers services and activities to the City’s older adult population at its location in the lower level of City Hall. The Senior Center publishes a monthly newsletter which highlights activities and information of interest to seniors. It also offers a wide variety of health, education, nutrition, fitness and recreation programs, as well as the services of state-licensed social workers. Social workers and homemaker assistants also provide services to home-bound residents.
Lakeview Arena houses the Community Services, Parks and Recreation department offices and a variety of recreational activities including public skating, junior and adult hockey programs, figure skating, rental skates, and ice rental for community groups and organizations. In addition to a two-ice sheet arena, Lakeview is also rented for various public and private events and shows. Lakeview is available May through August as a large reception/banquet hall with seating for up to 500 guests. Wifi internet access is available at Lakeview Arena.