By Susan Carroll
Green’s Park is on the eastern shore of Lake Orion off M-24 in the Village of Lake Orion. It’s the only public park on the lake and offers many exciting activities such as a sandy beach with swimming in a boat free area.
The village just made it easier for everyone to enjoy the park by lowering the season pass to just $1 per person, residents and non-residents alike.
Last year, it cost village residents $26 and non-residents $50 for the pass.
“If people have nowhere to take the little ones to swim, Green’s Park is a place to take them. The park is a great atmosphere for families,” said Rosemary Ford, chairperson of the Lake Orion Parks and Recreation Committe.
“It has a beach, swim area with lifeguards on duty, picnic tables, grills, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit, basketball court, swings, a slide and bathrooms. Fishing is also available,” she said.
Another big change this summer is the use of non-motorized watercraft — kayaks, paddle boards and canoes — will now be allowed to launch from the south end of the park.
The park will be open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week, now through Labor Day.
Lifeguards will be on duty, attendance permitting, Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. -7 p.m. and Friday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Season passes can be purchased at the park, the Village of Lake Orion offices and on the village website, lakeorion.org.
Green’s Park is available for rent for group events such as birthday and graduation parties, bridal showers and weddings.
Swim lessons are offered in two-week periods in two sessions, from June 18-29 and July 16-27. Class times are 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m. Registration can be done online or at the village offices.
The Lake Orion Village office is at 21 East Church St. and can be reached at 248-693-8391 ext. 100, or by visiting the office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.