City of Evart Parks
Riverside Park West
Riverside Park West is located in the Southeast corner of the city, along the Muskegon River, where residents can enjoy the riverside walking trail as well as boat and canoe access via a ramp. This 17-acre park offers many active recreation facilities including beach volleyball, shuffleboard courts, a basketball court, baseball fields, two playground areas, two pavilions, forty- six picnic tables, fifteen grills, two drinking fountains, showers, and restrooms. The park also has a campground area set up with tables, electricity, and room for fifteen trailers or tents. The campground is open from May 1st through October 1st. In 2003, the City purchased a 33-acre addition to Riverside Park, now known as Riverside Park East, with a Natural Resources Trust Fund grant. Viewing and fishing platforms are another addition to the park.
Riverside Park East
Riverside Park East, a 33-acre park purchased in 2003 with a Natural Resources Trust Fund grant is located in the southeast corner of the city, directly across the Muskegon River from Riverside Park West. This partially wooded park features a trail-loop used frequently by walkers, joggers, bikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. During the winter months the trail is frequented by skiers, and show-shoers. A foot bridge and viewing platform are also enjoyed by park-users. Additionally the park features primitive camp sites and a new pavilion bathroom structure.
Evart Skate Park
The Evart Skate Park was first opened in 2005 to provide seasonal skateboarding, rollerblading, and BMX biking for area residents. Today the park is also utilized in the winter months as an outdoor ice skating rink. The fenced-in 33’ x 102’ park features several ramps, a grind rail, benches, picnic tables, and is surrounded by a large open lawn slated for possible future development.
This quaint 0.40-acre park located on a corner-lot within the northern edge of the City’s central business district, is named after the first soldier killed in World War I, on foreign soil. The park offers passive recreational uses and features a cannon dating back to WWI, and a monument to the memory of all who lost their lives from Evart during WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam conflict.
This 2.5-acre park located directly adjacent to the Evart Middle School is equipped with numerous recreational facilities and is located in the heart of the City. Facilities include basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, a baseball field, and a playground.
This 0.75-acre passive park is located on the west end of the City and provides area residents with an ideal picnicking location. It is used frequently by people attending events at the Osceola County Fairgrounds, as it is located directly across from fairgrounds camping and parking.
City Tennis Courts & Ball Field
Adjacent to the Evart Elementary School is a 4-acre parcel of City-owned land that is home to two tennis courts, a baseball field, and a parking area.
City Park (SW Corner of 7-MIle and Main Street)
As part of an agreement with Nestle Waters North America (Ice Mountain), the City acquired a 12-acre parcel of land on the corner of 7-Mile Road and North Main Street. The property is currently vacant until plans are developed for its future use.