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1152 N. Gale Road

Davison, MI  48423

Parks Office Hours:

Monday – Friday

9am–12pm and 1–5pm


Parks play a very important part in the overall quality of life for the Davison community and visitors. The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Department is to plan, acquire, and develop recreation facilities, parks and open space areas to help enrich the lives of the persons living in our community and to meet the future needs as the township grows.


Our parks system offers walking and biking

trails, swimming, educational, historical,

memorial, gardens, skating and sporting facilities.


Keep up to date by following our community and events calendar.

Davison Township Park Staff:


Casey Reed - Director


    Looking for some meaningful volunteer work?

    Davison Township Parks Department is looking for you!!!


    Whether its answering phones and making copies, helping with a special event, teaching a class or working on the many beautiful flowerbeds throughout our township parks, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities waiting for you.


    If your school, club, or business has a volunteer hour requirement, or if your family and friends just like getting out and doing things together, there is no better place than Davison Township to enjoy the volunteer experience


    By joining the Davison Township volunteer team, you can learn a new skill, meet new friends and make a positive contribution to the health and welfare of our community.


    So make a difference in your life and in the lives of your friends and neighbors by signing up as a Parks volunteer today!  If you would like to suggest a volunteer opportunity that fits your organization's mission, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Corey Clark at cclark@davisontwp-mi.org or by calling (810) 214-1810


    Here are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities available with Davison Township Parks and Recreation Department.

    • Park Cleanup
    • Community Gardening
    • Trail Map Creation
    • Party Coordination
    • Office Assistance
    • Program Instructor
    • Special Event Support, and many more!


  • Davison Township Park and Veterans Court of Honor

    Davison Township Park

    The township park was developed with the idea to inspire and memorialize our Veterans. The park was built with donations from area businesses and individuals in conjunction with the Township Board. The Hank Graff Gazebo is the perfect spot for weddings, graduation pictures or a quiet place to enjoy the beautiful native plantings. If you would like to be a part of the park, please contact the Davison Township Parks & Rec. Department. All donations are tax deductible.


    Veterans Court of Honor

    If you live or have previously lived in Davison Township, Richfield Township or the City of Davison, and have served or are now serving in one of the branches of services, National Guard or Reserves your name can be included in the Veteran’s Court of Honor. There is no cost involved.


    Please USE THIS FORM to submit the following information to Davison Township

    ATTN: Lisa Minto

    1280 N. Irish Rd., Davison, MI 48423


    • Veteran’s name
    • Current address
    • Branch of service (Army, Navy, etc.)
    • Dates served
    • Armed conflict (if any)
    • Submitted by
    • Relationship
    • Contact phone number

    “We who enjoy the blessings of freedom honor those who serve”

    Davison Township Park &

    Veterans Court of Honor

    1280 N. Irish Road

    Davison, MI  48423

  • Lake Callis Recreation Complex

    Lake Callis Recreation Complex

    Mr. Robert Callis had a dream to expand the parks system for the community to have a place to enjoy outdoor activities and be a kid.


    The park, officially named the Lake Callis Recreation Complex, is 35 acres of recreation fun acquired through the efforts of the late Bob Callis, his family and Davison Township DDA funds.


    This is a pay-to-use park with a beach and swimming area, the Dash -n- Splash Pad, changing rooms, pavilions, grills, a pirate ship themed playground, all ages all abilities swing set, the Beach Treats concession stand, and an observation deck. There are kayak and water board rentals and you can even do some catch and release fishing. Multiple events are held at this fabulous park year round.


    There are multiple opportunities available for private rental at this property. The Randall V. Stewart Grand Pavilion, which can be rented as a whole or broken into smaller sections, 7 smaller pavilions, a tiki hut with private beach. There are also six (6) NCAA rated sand volley ball courts surrounded by berms for viewing play; the courts are available for leagues, rental or use by availability.


    Please contact the Davison Township Parks & Recreations Department at 810-214-1810 for more information and follow us on Facebook for the latest events the park may be holding.

    Lake Callis Recreation Complex

    1152 N. Gale Road

    Davison, MI  48423

    Sponsorship & Memorial


  • Black Creek Trail

    Black Creek Trail

    The Black Creek Nature Trail is a 1.6 mile long, non-motorized paved trail that runs east along Black Creek and joins the Abernathy Park Trail in the City of Davison. The trail head begins at the northeast corner of the Davison Township Municipal Center parking lot. Parking is also available in Abernathy Park and at the newest connection on Gale Road. Many residents and visitors have already taken advantage of these trails which connect the Township and city. On May 12, 2011 the Davison Arch was erected where the Township and City meet on the trail. It is a wonderful sight that joint community efforts accomplished.

    Black Creek Trail - Trail head

    1280 N. Irish Road

    Davison, MI  48423

  • Davison Area Dog Park

    Davison Area Dog Park

    The Davison Area Environmental Team in conjunction with area volunteers and community businesses provided an off-leash dog park for the community to let their dogs exercise and play in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owner. The park is located adjacent to the Black Creek Nature Trail on three acres of property, between Davison Road and Court Street, just south of the railroad tracks.


    The Davison Area Dog Park the first of its kind in Genesee County with a small dog area and an all dog area, fire hydrant watering stations, a fire hydrant water fountain, a dog bone walk, pavilions and a dog house entry way. The pavilions are supplied with electricity and can be rented, contact Davison Township Parks & Rec. offices for more information.


    The project was funded by tax deductible donations from businesses and individuals. You and your canine friend can become a part of the beautiful park with a donation or by purchasing one of the personalized dog park memorials. The Grand Opening was held on October 2, 2011 with the first annual Dog Park Dash.


    Davison Area Dog Park

    1285 N. Gale Road

    Davison, MI  48423

    Memorial Dog Bone Plaques

    The park hours of operation are daily

    from dawn until dusk.


    The public restroom hours of operation

    are seasonal (April 1st - November 1st)

    from dawn until dusk with automatic locks on the doors.

  • Robert Williams Nature and Historical Learning Center

    Robert Williams Nature and

    Historical Learning Center

    This 100-acre park is located at 10069 Atherton Rd., just west of State Rd.  The original parcel was donated to Davison Township by Robert and Jill Williams to be used for the enrichment of the Davison community to preserve nature, history and provide an educational opportunities for residents.


    The Williams site houses a number of buildings. On Williams Parkway, the first building on the left is designated for Davison Community Schools educational programming.  The Davison Township Historical Museum is the next building on the right and houses many artifacts from early families and businesses that helped to grow the Davison area. The last building or Karen Miller Event Center at the end of the parkway houses the Department of Parks and Recreation events, and outdoor education programs. (See DTParks.org for upcoming programs) This building is also available for rent for parties and special events. In 2017 Davison Township received two grants, one from Land and Water and one from the DNR Trust to enhance this property.  With those grants a pavilion and restroom facility were added onto the Karen Miller Event Center and a beautiful bridge was constructed connecting the trail systems form the east to west side of the property. A beautiful classroom and parking lot were also added to the west side of the property. The Karen Miller Event Center and the Classroom are both available for private rentals.


    The non-motorized trail system consists of approximately 3 miles of beautiful limestone trails that traverse the hilly terrain and allow you to enjoy its amazing beauty.

    Robert Williams Nature and

    Historical Learning Center

    10069 Atherton Road

    Davison, MI  48423

  • Kitchen School House

    Kitchen School House

    Kitchen School, located on the corner of Bristol and State Roads in Davison Township, was named for Silas Kitchen one of the area’s homesteaders.


    Clues such as the dimensions of lumber and types of nails used made it possible for us to date the building to sometime between 1860 to 1870.


    From its beginning, Kitchen School operated under the Rate Bill System for its funding. This system which was authorized by the state legislature in 1839 allowed district children fees or rates in proportion to the number of students and the number of days they attend school.


    The building was restored to its 1940s appearance by Davison Township and many volunteers. The building is currently used for field trips, meetings, private rentals and special events.


    To reserve this building or to schedule a tour please contact Davison Township Parks and Recreation.

    Kitchen School House

    4010 S. State Street

    Davison, MI  48423


    Davison Township Parks have many buildings, pavilions and spaces that are available to rent.  If you are interested in renting a space in one of our parks, please download and review the following documents:


    Pavilion and Facility Rentals

    Davison Township has a variety of spaces available for rent by the community. Whether you are in need of space for a company picnic, a small wedding or a holiday party, we have facilities to fit your needs.

    Lake Callis Recreation Complex

    1152 N. Gale Rd.


    Grand Pavilion

    The Randall V. Stewart Grand Pavilion will hold up to 450 people for a large gathering, or may be rented by the section for smaller parties. This space includes picnic tables and charcoal grills. The Beach Treats Concession Stand and clean restrooms are attached.


    Pavilions A-F

    These pavilions are located throughout the park and will each seat about 24 people. They include a charcoal grill and picnic tables.


    Tiki Hut

    The Tiki Hut at Lake Callis includes picnic tables inside and on the attached deck, a private beach and two grills. Visitors enjoy the special interior lighting and a ceiling fan to keep them cool. The beach is fenced for privacy. The Tiki Hut includes an adjacent parking area. Adjacent dock may be rented separately.

    Lake Callis Grand Pavilion

    Lake Callis Pavilions A-F

    Lake Callis Tiki Hut and Private Beach

    Robert Williams Nature and

    Historical Learning Center

    10069 E. Atherton Rd.



    This residence-type building is over 1,800 square feet and includes a complete kitchen, screened porch, walk out basement and restrooms. Tables and chairs to seat 30 people. Attached pavilion is included in the rent of the house, or may be rented separately.

    Download Flyer (PDF)

    Davison Municipal Complex and Veteran’s Park

    1280 N. Irish Road


    The beautiful Veteran's Park offers a gazebo for intimate ceremonies. On the east side of the parking lot, next to the Black Creek trail is another pavilion available for rent. This pavilion includes a charcoal grill and picnic tables to seat 36.

    Kitchen School

    4010 S. State Rd.

    (State at Bristol Rd.)

    Karen Miller Event Center with Pavilion

    Learning Center Classroom

    Municipal Complex


    Veteran's Park


Scavenger Hunt in Davison Township Parks

Enjoy some family fun and visit one of our many parks to complete a fun scavenger hunt. Download the list and enjoy the adventure.

(810) 653-4156
1280 N. Irish Rd., Davison, MI 48423

Click here to download the Davison Township Parks and Recreation facility rentals brochure PDF
Click here to download the Davison Township Parks and Recreation facility rentals brochure PDF
Click here to download the Davison Township Parks and Recreation facility rentals brochure PDF