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City of Fremont
101 E. Main St.,
Fremont, MI 49412
P: (231) 924-2101
F: (231) 924-2888
info@cityoffremont.net
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We are thrilled to offer abundant recreational resources for our residents and visitors, including more than 25 miles of trails, four sizable parks and several lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. In addition, Fremont Public Schools’ Community Recreation Program provides a variety of year-round opportunities for all ages. Golfing and horseback riding are also available in the surrounding area.

Recreation Plan & 5-yr Capital Improvement Schedule

The Fremont Area Recreation Plan (2007) was last updated in March 2007, expired December 2011 and is currently being updated.  The Recreation Plan is 5-yr plan that identifies recreational opportunities and needs to the area. 

The Fremont Area Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee annually updates the Recreation Plan's Capital Improvement Schedule for the Fremont area.  The City of Fremont and Dayton, Sherman & Sheridan Townships have worked together on this project since 2001, which benefits all residents within their jurisdictions. 

The Committee meets on various occasions from January through March and holds a public hearings to provide for public input.  The meetings provide an opportunity for residents of the City of Fremont and Dayton, Sherman & Sheridan Townships to provide input, express their opinions, ask questions and discuss aspects of the proposed updates regarding recreation in the Fremont community.  You can review results of the most recent Community Recreation Survey (2007), which helped update the 5-year Recreation Capital Schedule in 2007. 

The Committee conducted public meetings and hearings in December, January, February and March, for the master plan update process.  During the process, the Committee received a grant from the FACF for $10,000 to conduct a feasiblity study (2012) on the potential establishment of a recreation authority.  The Committee held their final public hearing on March 15th, approved the updated Plan and recommended its adoption to the participating jurisdictions.  Below are sections of the updated Plan for your review.  The participating jurisdictions will be asked to adopt the Plan during March/April of 2012.

Updated Section of the 2012 Plan:

Table of Contents

Planning Process

Community Description

Recreation Inventory

Administrative Structure

Basis for Action

Action Plan

5-yr Capital Project Schedule

Feasibility Study for Recreation Authority

Amenities

Arboretum Park

Arboretum ParkThis seven-acre natural area in the southeast quadrant of town is “a public park devoted to the many and fine native Michigan trees, shrubs and wildflowers…for teaching the student and for all those who find joy and peace with the beautiful things in nature,” said William J. Branstrom, the local attorney who donated the park’s land upon his death in 1964. The serene space is intended for passive uses and features benches, wandering paths and informal landscaping.

Weddings at Arboretum Park

The setting welcomes numerous wedding ceremonies at either bridge area in the park. To reserve your special date in our Park, download the Arboretum Park Use Application and submit it to the City Clerk.

Download the Arboretum Park Brochure

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Branstrom Park

Branstrom ParkOur largest park contains over 100 acres of woodlands, donated by William J. Branstrom, a local attorney. Located on the City's northern border, Branstrom Park features picnic areas, pavilions, nature path-walkways, streams, a ballpark and the rustic Branstrom Lodge. The lodge is furnished with 8 picnic tables, 7 electrical outlets, fireplace, water and restrooms, (which are located by the ballfield.)

Download the Lodge Reservation Form, Rules and Policies from here or in the Permits and Forms section.

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Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial ParkLocated in the heart of downtown, this park is designed to be actively used for a variety of events, festivals and activities. Site features include and amphitheater, playground and picnic areas.

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Rules governing use of Veterans Memorial Park and Amphitheater

  • Park hours are 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily.
  • The city council will have ultimate authority over use of the Veterans Memorial Park.
  • Neither mechanized units nor motor driven vehicles should be allowed to drive on or park in the grassy areas of the park, without specific advance request and approval.
  • Reservations:
    • Families or individuals for small gatherings need no reservation for General Park use. (This includes picnic shelter and play area)
    • Amphitheater reservations must be made in writing no less than one month or more than six months, in advance of the scheduled event.
    • Reservation Form
  • General use of the Amphitheater:
    • Fees: no fee shall be demanded for park use, excepts as follows: there will be a fee to cover expenses of a person to ready the facility for an event. This will include, unlocking, locking, pre-event, and post-event inspection.
    • Restrooms are open from May 1 st - October 1 st , from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days per week.
    • There will be a security deposit required to insure park is kept in a neat, clean condition. A security deposit of $50.00 will be charged to have entire Amphitheater area made accessible for an event.
    • If the total facility needs to be accessible, the caretaker/attendant will be paid an hourly fee for attendant services.
    • The attendant will be responsible for calling in necessary auxiliary help.

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Fremont Lake Park

This 17-acre park offers a campground, beach, horseshoe and shuffleboard courts, sand volleyball court, playground, picnic areas, pavilions and boat launch access to Fremont Lake, which provides excellent fishing and recreational boating activities.

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City of Fremont
101 E. Main St.,
Fremont, MI 49412
P: (231) 924-2101
F: (231) 924-2888
info@cityoffremont.net
www.cityoffremont.net
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