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Lakeshore Park

Lakeshore Park Community Meeting - Saturday, 12/2 at 9:00am
 
At the Novi City Council meeting on October 9, 2017, City Council unanimously agreed to table the resolution regarding the Lakeshore Park Community Building and revisit the scope of the project, including building and parking lot size. The ultimate goal for City Council is to create a high-quality park that benefits all residents in Novi. The City will continue to utilize cityofnovi.org, e-newsletters and social media to keep residents informed of all updates on the project

An independent 2014 PRCS Capital Needs Assessment identified Lakeshore Park as a priority, including improvements to the parking lot, construction of a new building designed to accommodate all program requirements, as well as the North Shelter and North Playground replacement. A conceptual plan was presented as part of the needs assessment. In August 2016, City of Novi voters approved a Capital Improvement Millage, which included Lakeshore Park re-development as one of the featured projects.

A new building and park plan was developed based on citizen, PRCS Commission and City Council feedback; and working in conjunction with PRCS and facilities staff, architects, city planners, landscape architect, and public safety personnel. The new building is intended for parks and recreation programs, children’s camps, senior citizen programs, a library presence and to serve as a voting location for two precincts. The parking lot will be paved, the large shelter and front playground will be replaced and the volleyball courts will be moved to the active area of the park, near the soccer field. The overall plan will provide safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists using the park and make the park more accessible for those with disabilities.

Information on all projects scheduled in the City’s Capital Improvement Program can be found here. Please feel free to email questions regarding Lakeshore Park and/or other park projects or call 248-347-0400.

September 2017 Site Plan Rendering
May 2017 Conceptual Plan
Novi Today Article:  Novi's Jewel to Shine Even Brighter

 

Lakeshore Playground

Mountain Bikers at Lakeshore Park

Couple sitting on bench looking at Walled Lake

Playscape at Lakeshore Park

Address

601 S. Lake Drive
Novi, Michigan 48375

Park Shelter Reservations Available: Yes

Hours

8:00am - dusk

Summer Season

  • Beginning Memorial Day Weekend
  • Full service available - full staff on duty - beach open - restrooms open
  • Beach hours -
    11:00am - 5:00pm
    Day after Novi schools are out until Labor Day:
    10:00am - 7:00pm

Description

The largest of the City’s parks, Lakeshore Park offers a wide variety recreational opportunities and plays host to many community events. Active recreation opportunities include a swimming beach (on Walled Lake, the largest lake in the City) in the summer months, well maintained mountain bike and walking trails and two play structures. The park is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Three picnic shelters are available for community use at the park. Pavilion Shore Park is only a short walk (.2 miles) from the Lakeshore Park entrance and provides additional amenities to enjoy such as lake front seating, pathways and open space. .

Mountain Bike Trail

Lakeshore Park Trail Map
Lakeshore Park
Trail Map

Lakeshore Park's mountain bike trail is approximately 10 miles long and covers a variety of terrain for both the intermediate and experienced rider.  In addition to the more challenging mountain bike trail, Lakeshore Park also contains an extensive network of wider trails suited to walking, family biking, and cross-country skiing..  The trail head and information kiosk is located at the south end of Lakeshore Park (601 South Lake Drive).  Note that motorized vehicles are not permitted anywhere on park property. The trail is maintained through a partnership with the Motor City Mountain Biking Association. Click here for Information regarding MCMBA or via their Facebook Page.

Lakeshore's Mountain Bike Trail (4:38 YouTube video)

In August 2016, local Eagle Scouts installed four benches along the mountain bike trails and sapling loop at Lakeshore Park, allowing tired riders to rest and take a break along their journeys.

Lakeshore Bench

Kids Single Track Mountain Bike Trail

Just north of the main trail entrance, members of the Motor City Mountain Biking Association constructed a Kids Single Track Mountain Bike Trail in fall 2015. The track is the first of its kind in Michigan and serves children ages 2 and older by providing a safe place to play, ride and develop biking skills.

Kids Bike Trail at Lakeshore Park  Kids Riding on Bike Trail at Lakeshore Park  Kids Bike Trail Lakeshore Park

The Michigan Recreation and Park Association presented a Park Design Award to Novi in February 2016 for the kids track during their annual conference in Traverse City.

Kids Bike Trail Award Acceptance

Amenities

Barbeque Beach and swimming
Nature Trails Playground
Picnic Shelters Restrooms
Sledding Soccer
Open Greenspace Volleyball
Horseshoe Pit  

Other Information

Access to ski and bike trails is from the south end of the park.  Maps are available.  In the "off-season" the south end of the park is closed to vehicles.  Park in the main lot please.