Neighborhood Parks

Neighborhood sites include Water Tower, Heddon, Lions/Optimist and Walter Ward parks.

Water Tower Park consists of five acres providing a softball field, basketball and horseshoe courts, playground, and pavilion complete with grills and picnic tables.


Heddon Park provides bank-fishing opportunities for persons with disabilities and is likely the most fishing spot in Dowagiac.  The park is used year round by all for fishing, picnicking or just a spot to “get away“ for a while.


Lions/Optimist Park provides four lush acres, adjacent to the Dowagiac Creek off South Front Street.


The three-acre Walter Ward Park offers basketball courts, a softball field, playground and picnic shelter.




McKinley, Huston and Lincoln Parks provide active and passive recreation and playground equipment adjacent to previous elementary schools.