The Elk Rapids Day Park is located on the Grand Traverse Bay and features an outdoor sculpture park developed by “Art Rapids!” Enjoy the many hiking trails or rest at the Deborah Wentworth Memorial Pavilion. The park has several picnic tables and grills throughout.

The Day Park is maintained by Antrim County. For more information, please visit:

Photo of Elk Rapids Day Park Beach


Memorial park features a modest beach on the Grand Traverse Bay and has plenty of space to spread out a blanket for a picnic. The north end has a basketball and tennis courts, with the southern end has a nice wooded area that is perfect for spotting local birds. There is a playground area perfect for young children.


Located next to the Hydro Power Plant off Ames Street, the Dam Beach is a favorite location for residents and families to spend time. It is near a popular fishing area and it has a nice natural feeling to it.


The Elk Rapids Rotary Park is located north of the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce building on the east side of U.S. 31. This park and pavilion provide a nice view of the Elk River as it makes its way toward the Upper Harbor. Rotary Park features a large, relatively level grassy area that can be used for a number of activities. In addition to the Pavilion, Rotary Park features a kayak launch and parking area.

The Pavilion at Rotary Park may be reserved by groups at a fee of $25 per four hour block. Reservations may be made at the Elk Rapids Government Center (315 Bridge St.) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. or by calling 231-264-9274. For additional information, please refer to Village of Elk Rapids Rotary Park Pavilion Reservation Policy, which includes details on the rental and use of Rotary Park Pavilion as well as a reservation form.


Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor enjoys the distinction of being one of the finest harbors on Lake Michigan located in the Northwest Region of the state of Michigan. The Jack Blesma Pavilion is available for private use to renters on a first-come-first-served basis from May 15th to June 14th, and from September 15th to October 15th subject to the Pavilion policies, rules and regulations regarding use. All applications are approved by the Harbormaster. For additional information, please refer to the Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor Pavilion Agreement. To see if the space is available or to make a reservation please contact the Assistant Harbormaster at Click here for the application to rent the Pavilion.

Photo of Jack Blesma Pavilion in Elk Rapids, MI