The city of Marquette operates multiple athletic fields across the city. Kaufman sports complex, constructed in 1996, is home to 3 regular sized soccer fields, 4 softball fields, spectator seating, a BMX track and a pavilion with restrooms and picnic area. Many area youth sports clubs and adult sports clubs utilized this field. North Marquette Athletic Field complex located off Presque Isle and Wright St, contains regulation baseball diamonds and 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, park 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, ball fields, soccer fields, and basketball courts. In addition, Mattson Park in the lower harbor contains a festival area, concession stand and Kid’s Cove Playground. Presque Isle Park contains over 300 acres of parkland and trails as well as a community pavilion that may be rented for private events.
Cinder Pond Marina
Cinder Pond Marina is home to 101 seasonal and transient slips located in the lower harbor. The facility provides fuel, launching, docking and other support facilities for recreational boats.
Presque Isle Marina
There are 59 slips at the Presque Isle Marina. The facility provides fuel, launching, docking and other support facilities for recreational boats.
Parks and Beaches
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 with work done as recently as September 2015. Skaters are encouraged 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.
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 with the remainder being designed for primitive style tenting. Each camping site has a picnic table and barbecue pits are available throughout the campground.
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 during business hours. Contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.
Special Events Calendar
Five Year Recreation Plan
Trails Master Plan
401 E. Fair Ave
Marquette, MI 49855