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Mill Pond Park, at 54 acres, is the largest of the Saline community parks. It remains an ever-popular destination in the city, hosting a multitude of events each year. The park is located on the north side of Michigan Avenue, directly across from Curtiss Park. Entrance to the park is gained from the corner of Bennett Street and Mill Road, via an extension of Bennett Street or a pedestrian path.
Mill Pond Park features its own 68-spot parking lot, ample space for most functions. Park amenities include open and wooded areas, a boat launch for motor-less boating; a pavilion, which may be rented for events, with water, electricity as well as ADA accessible restrooms; a number of soccer fields and wide open spaces. Many nature trails; a one-acre dog park with water access; the enormous ROMP (Recreate Our Mill Pond Park) play structure; picnic areas, including on-site grills; a plethora of benches throughout the park; and a sizeable boulder, often painted by residents for announcements.
The many features of Mill Pond Park provide ample opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment. Take a stroll along the nature trails, fish the Saline River, go canoeing on the 20.5 acre pond or walk along the shore line of the historic Mill Pond created by Henry Ford to power his auto industry at Schuyler Mills (now the beautiful Wellers Banquet facility) just across the park on US 12. At Mill Pond Park you can have a picnic, host an event at the pavilion, go sledding and cross-country skiing, or take the dog out for a walk. In addition to these activities, Mill Pond Park is host to several of the city’s events, including the Mastodon Celtic Challenge and the Saline Celtic Festival which takes place every July. There are also many free events that take place at Mill Pond Park. The Movies in the Park series shows movies on a twenty-foot inflatable screen every month throughout the summer. This is a beautiful four season park offering something for everyone.
Dogs, your owners have the Mastodon challenge event, you have the Muttstadon Dog Challenge! So come to this exciting evening of agility and games with others furry friends. Friday, June 10, 6pm at Mill Pond Park.
Climb over walls, jump over and climb through objects, conquer our obstacle course and get soaked at the end. Space is limited. Pre-register by calling 734-429-3502. This is a FREE event.
An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until August 12, 2016
Join the Rec on the Go staff for games, competitions, sports and more from June 20 – August 12, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Ages 5-12 welcome. No need to register, just show up. Bring a water bottle and snack and wear athletic shoes and sunscreen. More information, including the participant emergency card, is available here or at Saline Rec Center.
Bring your sleeping bags and tent to the July 22 Movie in the Park! Cost is $10-$20 per tent, which includes the tent permit and a continental breakfast.
Bring your blankets and enjoy this great evening under the stars! Despicable Me 3 will be shown at Mill Pond Park on a giant inflatable screen starting at dusk, around 6:30pm.
One event on July 13, 2018 at 9:05pm
Brother Crowe, and Indie Folk/Celtic Band from Detroit, will be kicking off the music during Pub Night at the Saline Celtic Festival and will be playing two sets throughout the night. Admission is $5, under 13 yrs free.
One event on July 13, 2018 at 10:25pm
CrossBow, a high-energy Celtic band specializing in traditional Irish/Scottish music delivers a distinct, eclectic vibe that still remains true to their Celtic roots, appealing to audiences of all ages. Starts at 7:50 p.m. Admission $5/under 13 yrs free.
One event on July 14, 2018 at 10:00am
Enjoy an action-packed, blazing fire performance from stunt performance group, Ring of Steel at the end of the the evening on Friday, July 13th at the Saline Celtic Festival. Admission varies.
You can raise your glasses noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 14, in a beer tent within the grounds of the Saline Celtic Festival at Mill Pond Park, Saline and enjoy the Saline Celtic Festival's first Craft Beer event.
The Leprecons from Grand Rapids, making their first appearance at the Saline Celtic Festival, will play at 1:45 p.m., Saturday, July 14, on the Red Dragon stage.
An event every day that begins at 6:30pm, repeating indefinitely
Bring your blankets, family and friends and enjoy this great evening under the stars! Coco will be shown at Mill Pond Park on a giant inflatable screen starting at dusk, around 6:30pm.
Bring your blankets and enjoy this great evening under the stars! Ferdinand will be shown at Mill Pond Park on a giant inflatable screen starting at dusk, around 6:30pm.
The tradition returns! Join us at Henne Field for kids' bike decorating and a Pet Show from Saline's livestock clubs on Tuesday, August 28th at 4:30 p.m.
Bring your old Jack-O-Lantern and race your pumpkin against others. Winners will get a mystery prize and everyone will enjoy hot cider and donuts. This event is FREE.
The Saline Celtic Festival is a fun and exciting event for all ages, and includes a rich blend of Celtic music, dance and athletics.