Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI 49306-9609
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Year-Round fun abounds at Versluis Park!
Versluis Park was created on the shore of a 50 acre man-made lake
and was designed to provide a fully
accessible recreational experience. Today, Versluis Park
features playground areas, picnic facilities, horseshoes &
volleyball, a gorgeous beach with a fishing pier and swimming areas protected by lifeguard stations,
boating, and one mile of paved trail for casual walking.
For the fishing enthusiast, Versluis hosts a large variety of fish in its lake: Bluegill,
Carp, Catfish, Croppies, Gar Pike, Large Mouth Bass, Northern Pike,
Rock Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Sun Fish and Walleye.
Versluis Park's swimming beach is open from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
during the summer months starting May 28th through Sunday, August 14th. All other areas of Versluis Park are open from 11:00
AM - 9:00 PM The rest of the year, typically, when public
schools are in session, Versluis Park maintains the hours of 7:00 AM
- to sunset. No alcohol is permitted on the park's property.
Versluis Park Fees are charged ONLY for the summer when the beach is open for swimming.
All purchases must be made in cash.
2016 - Park Entrance Fees (Summer Swim Season) CASH ONLY!
$10.00: per car. No walk-ins allowed
$25.00: (Resident) Season Pass
*see requirements below*
$70.00: (Non-Resident) Season Pass Commercial Vehicles ... $3.00
*Season passes must be purchased at the park. A Driver's License is required
to purchase said season pass and the sticker must be affixed to the vehicle's
windshield at the time of purchase. Walk-ins are not permitted.
PLEASE NOTE: Buses are NOT allowed unless prior arrangements
have been scheduled with the Parks & Recreation Department. Call
616-363-9399 or .
The entrance fee for a bus load is $3.00 per person.
The Swimming Beach (Click on thumbnail image for a larger picture)
cooling off during those hot days of
summer, the sandy beach at Versluis Park is great for family fun. Fully staffed beach / life guards, playgrounds, restrooms, and
barrier free access.
The Fishing Pier (Click on thumbnail image for a larger picture)
Young and old alike can catch their limit from the Versluis Fishing
Pier. Barrier free wheelchair access, safety rails, and
seating make for an enjoyable family experience. A large variety of fish are maintained in Versluis Lake: Bluegill, Carp, Catfish, Croppies, Gar Pike, Large Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Sun Fish and Walleye.
The Picnic and Playgrounds Area (Click on thumbnail image for a larger picture)
Versluis has a large picnic area with a playground, picnic tables, volleyball court, BBQ's, and a 1 mile paved trail to walk off the excess hotdogs.
Accessibility Ramp (Click on thumbnail image for a larger picture)
Park accessibility features include:
Beach access consisting of a deck, transfer
step/backrest, shade trellis and seating
Lake access from a wheelchair ramp and
transfer-step system down to the water
Water-side viewing via a 300' boardwalk with
railing design that is sensitive to user
Fishing access from a floating pier that has
seating and wheelchair accessible fishing
When the Versluis Park Project was first conceived, the
township wanted an Inclusive Design that would create a fully
accessible park all residents could enjoy.
How well they succeeded was published online by the
National Center on Accessibility of Indiana University
in April, 2002. You can