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Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park

Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park

Located just north of the ore dock in Marquette’s Lower Harbor, the 22 acre Mattson Lower Harbor Park has a large grassy open space area, park benches, picnic tables, Kid’s Cove Playground (a very large wooden play structure built through community donations and volunteers), an architecturally designed period concession/restroom facility, boat ramp, and a large nearby breakwater. The shoreline bike path runs through the park and an illuminated walkway with period style lighting parallels the waterfront along the bulkhead.

Fishing opportunities also exist with the fishing occurring predominately in the spring and fall for Coho and Chinook salmon and Rainbow, Lake, and Brown trout. In just a few years (the park was dedicated July 24, 1989),the large grassy area has become the City’s most popular location for special events, playing host to such activities as The Seafood Festival, the International Food Festival, concerts, fireworks, and other large gatherings. The 101 slip Cinder Pond Marina, completed in 1995, is located immediately east of the park.

LOCATION

Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park

North Lakeshore Boulevard, Marquette, MI 49855

ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE

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Accessibility Information

PARKING INFO

Parking on the east side of the park with designated boat launch parking, Cinder Pond Marina Slip holder parking, and handicap accessible parking. Alternative parking available downtown and near the lower Harbor Ore Dock.

PUBLIC HOURS

Summer Hours: 8 AM - 10 PM
Winter Hours: 8 AM - 8 PM

PUBLIC ADMISSION FEES

Available for Special Events by contract only - Contact the Parks & Recreation for park rental fees and policies.

Facility Information

Is this venue available for rent?: Yes
Contact name: City of Marquette Parks & Recreation
Contact phone: 906-228-0460
Contact email: parks@mqtcty.org

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