Call the Parks Dept: (517) 788-4040



West Pavilion & Carters Corner Pavilion

These picnic areas can be rented for a $60 non-refundable fee that will be charged at the time of reservation with an additional $25 if you wish to use the electricity. For more information or to receive an application please contact the Jackson Recreation Department at (517) 788-4040.

These pavilions may be used on a first come, first serve basis provided they are not hosting a community event. Please call (517) 788-4040 or (517) 788-4343 Monday through Friday to determine availability. Please remember these are community facilities. Please try to accommodate all parties involved.

All parties are responsible for trash and proper clean up of their event. Ella Sharp Park will provide extra trash receptacles if requested. Portable toilets are the responsibility of the listed company, not Ella Sharp Park. Please make sure all electrical devices do not exceed appropriate amperage outlet requirements. No alcohol is permitted.

Wedding Reservations

The Jackson Recreation Department will reserve either the Ella Sharp Park Rose Garden (near the entrance of Ella Sharp Park) or the Rotunda (across from the Museum) for your wedding.
A $60 non-refundable fee will be charged at the time of reservation. For more information or to receive an application please contact the Jackson Recreation Department at (517)788-4040.

Other Facilities


Lighted Softball Fields

The park includes 2 full service fenced and lighted ballfields. Field #1 has a scorer’s building while field #2 has a rain shelter.

Open Field Sports Area

The park includes 3 full size football fields, 3 softball fields, 4 full size soccer fields which can be used as 8 smaller fields.

Fishing Area

The park has a stretch along the banks of the Grand River which is available for fishing. The area is handicapped accessible and is located in the southeast portion of the park.

Paved and Unpaved Walking, Jogging, and Bike Trails

The park includes a 1 mile path that connects from Fourth Street with Museum and with the South Jackson Street entrance. In addition, the park also keeps some rough trails that meander through natural preservation areas in both the East and West sides of Fourth Street. These trails are ideal for walking, jogging, and cross country skiing.

Tennis Courts

The park upkeeps 4 paved tennis courts on a first come first serve basis.

Basketball Court

The park upkeeps one basketball court located at the South Jackson Road entrance.

Carter’s Corner and Other Playground Areas

Located East and West sides of Ella Sharp Park.

Ella Sharp Park

Ella Sharp Park