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Heritage Park, Taylor

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#78 of 265 in Parks in Michigan
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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  • September 29, 2017
    Beautiful park with interesting buildings and history. The pathway wraps around a beautiful lake with a covered bridge crossing the small part. ducks and geese everywhere and lots of fish in the lake....  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    The only thing I would change about this park is to put more bathrooms available. My favorite though is the small church to get married in.  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Heritage Park is a nice park in an urban environment that offers a petting zoo, a pond for fishing, and summer concerts on Wednesday evenings, also offers special events throughout the year, nice for ...  more »
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  • June 5, 2017
    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.
  • May 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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
  • July 5, 2017
    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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