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Heritage Park, Taylor

4.6
#79 of 266 in Parks in Michigan
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Heritage Park is a community park in Taylor, Michigan located at 12111 Pardee Road. Many know it as "The Jewel of the City". The park offers baseball diamonds, soccer fields, swimming pools, historical buildings, and many more events for the public to enjoy. Families gather at Heritage Park to engage in activities with the family outside of the home. Free walking tours, which include descriptions of the origins of each historical building located on-site are available upon request.HistoryThere are various buildings and bridges throughout Heritage Park that have an underlying meaning. The West Mound Church located inside of the park was built in the 1880s by German settlers that immigrated to Taylor. Couples still get married in this church or even renew their vows. There was an old train station located in Taylor until it went up in flames in the 1960s. Taylor students made an exact replica to be used as a shop in the park.EventsThere are many events held at the park throughout the year. A lot of sporting events take place such as soccer games, baseball games, tennis, even mud volleyball tournaments. Every summer local bands and even known artists visit the city to play concerts during the Taylor festivities. Heritage Park is known for holding events such as Masco's Art in the Park, Summer & Fall Festival's, and the Junior League World Series.Junior League World SeriesHeritage Park is home to the Junior League World Series founded in 1981. This is an event in which 13- and 14-year-old boys from all over the world come to play for the first-place trophy. The JLWS is usually held in the month of August and lasts for about a week. Young boys and their families come from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, Canada, and the United States. Over 200 Taylor residents volunteer their time and money each year to help out during the games.
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  • The scenery at this park is absolutely beautiful. There is a paved trail around a little pond with fish and turtles in it. There's a covered bridge that goes across the pond and various old buildings ...  more »
  • Scenic and peaceful in a safe place. Ice cream and fishing (catch and release) with geese by an old mill pond ... Great for picnics ... a bridge and a gazebo for a romantic old world feel. Perfect set...  more »
  • I was here for a wedding, great scenery, but dang hot in that church. Walking here is fun and a lot of park to do things in.  more »
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  • This place has many ball fields both soccer and baseball and softball. The facilities are nice with restroom facilities. There is a nice small pond to walk around with many ducks and geese that you can see. They have a good sized playground appropriate for all ages of kids. They have a good walking track that goes around most of the park. We go here probably once a month or so when it is nice out.
  • The fishing is good, at least for my son. The lake is beautiful. If you're interested in a walk, jog, or bike ride, the path around the lake is great and scenic. Or you can use the paths around the picnic area behind the lake. There are many things to see and do.
  • The playground is fabulous. It was very muddy on our first trip, but they have since laid new mulch. Great place for a picnic. Lots of paved trails for walking and biking.
  • This is a great place to go for a walk. Excellent walking/running track. Never busy when I'm there between 11:40-2:30
  • Taylor Conservatory art and music in the park is very cool! Free parking, great live jazz, easy listening or similar music, tasty mini pies (try the all- butter chess!), hand made ice cream, ever- changing food options from the creative Bierkeller folks...all in a very cool outdoor setting!

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