Welcome to the City of Marquette Parks and Recreation Division


Athletic Fields

Athletic fields open Monday, April 22.     Field Schedule  

The city of Marquette operates multiple athletic fields across the city. Kaufman sports complex, constructed in 1996, is home to three regular-sized soccer fields, four softball fields, spectator seating, a BMX track and a pavilion with restrooms and picnic area. Many area youth sports clubs and adult sports clubs utilize these fields. Reynolds Athletic Field complex located off Presque Isle and Wright St, contains regulation baseball diamonds and a junior baseball diamond. Two basketball courts are located on the south end of the site and a lighted, outdoor ice rink completes this multi-season field. Hurley Field, located in South Marquette, has a regulation fast-pitch softball field, with a lighted scoreboard, playground equipment and concession facilities. Fields are available for rent through the Parks and Recreation Office.

Other recreational facilities that are operated by this department include several community parks, City multi-use pathway, tennis and basketball courts.


Baraga Gym

Currently open to the public 2023-2024. For information regarding availability and bookings, please call the Parks and Recreation main office (906) 228-0460.



Cinder Pond Marina Office Hours/Fuel Dock Hours: 9am-6:30pm Memorial Day to Labor Day

OPEN FOR THE SEASON. May 1 to October 31

Cinder Pond Marina is home to 104 seasonal and transient slips located in the lower harbor. The facility provides fuel, launching, docking and other support facilities for recreational boats. Reservations can be made by visiting https://www.midnrreservations.com/ or by calling Cinder Pond Marina directly during business hours.

Cinder Pond Marina Map

Cinder Pond Marina Waiting List Application

Presque Isle Marina Office Hours:  On call at Cinder Pond Marina (906)-228-0469.

OPEN FOR THE SEASON.  May 1 to October 31

Presque Isle Marina is home to 38 seasonal and transient slips located adjacent to Presque Isle Park.  The facility provides launching, docking and other support facilities for recreational boats.  Reservations can be made by visiting https://www.midnrreservations.com/ or by calling Cinder Pond Marina directly during business hours. 

Presque Isle Marina Map

Presque Isle Marina Waiting List Application-

Mooring Field

The mooring field is home to 21 seasonal and transient mooring buoys.  It is located in the safe harbor area between Frazier's Yacht Yard and the United States Coast Guard Station Marquette.  Dinghy storage is available on the adjacent beachhead.

Mooring Field Map

Parks and Recreation Policy #9.1 - Harbor Slip Management Policy

Marina Rules

Marina Policy and Procedures

Winter Boat Storage (Mattson Park parking lot, north side):

Storage Information/Application

Nautical Flag Guidelines as posted in Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 66th Edition, Charles B. Husick

Fit Strip Screen shot

Fit Strip

The City of Marquette Fit Strip, located immediately adjacent to Park Cemetery, provides year-round fitness opportunities. With public parking along the 800 block of West Ridge Street, the location offers easy, convenient access for in-town trail enthusiasts.
The outer loop undulates for runners, walkers, bikers or fitness-seekers of all ages. Multiple fitness stations dot the trail for public use. Variations to the trail offer opportunities for longer or shorter workouts.
In snowy months, Noquemanon Trail Network volunteers groom the trail for cross country skiing: skate ski and classic. Trails are also used for snowshoeing. Through partnership with the Board of Light and Power, the Fit Strip is illuminated from sunset to 11pm and from 5am to sunrise daily for the 2023-2024 winter season.
Because the Fit Strip is part of Park Cemetery, dogs are not allowed at the Fit Strip.



Skate Plaza

Skate Plaza

Located at the corner of Pine and E Fair Avenues, the City of Marquette Skate Plaza was completed in 2012. The park is continually updated. Skaters are required to observe the following rules and guidelines when using the Skate Plaza:

Use at your own risk.
Proper safety equipment is highly recommended.
No littering…this is your park. Keep it clean.
No personal ramps allowed in park.
Spectators must stay off skating surface and ramps
No foul language or loud music.
No alcohol or tobacco products allowed.
Failure to follow posted guidelines will result in loss of privilege to use ramp.


Tourist Park

The City-owned and operated Tourist Park is located approximately 1/2 mile north of Wright Street on Sugar Loaf Avenue on the north edge of the City. Fronting the Dead River, the nicely-wooded, 40-acre park provides visitors with a clean, pleasant and convenient place to camp in the immediate Marquette area. There are approximately 20 acres of campground space with 110 camping sites. One hundred sites provide electrical hookups to accommodate RVs and trailers; the remainder are designed for primitive-style tenting. Each camping site has a picnic table and barbecue pits are available throughout the campground.

Presque Isle

As Marquette's recreational crown jewel, special attention is given here to Presque Isle Park. The popular regional facility is located on Presque Isle ("almost" an island), a 323-acre, forested, oval-shaped, headland/peninsula which juts into Lake Superior in the northern tip of the City. Presque Isle is known throughout the United States for its natural beauty.

Several park facilities are available for rental. We require reservations be made at least 8 days in advance.

To reserve one of the City's rental facilities please contact the Community Services Parks & Recreation office during business hours. Contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.

Wading among Big Rocks, Skipping Small Ones by Beck


Facility Schedule

Parks Fee Schedule

Special Event Calendar Marquette Compass

Promotional Funds Application

Discount/Waiver Fee Application

Community Services, Parks and Recreation Office Hours

Monday8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.





401 E. Fair Ave
Marquette, MI 49855