The late Dr. Harold (Red) Sheridan, long time local veterinarian and former Polkton Charter Township Board Trustee, donated this unique
fifty seven acre parcel of land to the Township in 2003, with the understanding that the parcel would be used to establish Sheridan
Park. Dr. Sheridan desired to provide a place where the community could participate in physical activity while enjoying the
natural beauty of the area.
In 2008 a Sheridan Park Committee was established, made up of residents of the area, to plan and
develop the park. The committee has focused on fulfilling Dr. Sheridan’s wishes by coordinating the construction of boardwalks
and bridges which permits access to the entire park, developing pedestrian trails for exercise, establishing picnic areas, and installing
benches along the paths.
The park holds many scenic features such as Deer Creek, Beaver Creek, Fox Creek, abundant
wildlife, unique plants and wild flowers, wooded areas and grassy highlands. A fifty foot suspension bridge spans Deer Creek
which connects the lower portion of the park with the highlands.
During the winter, the parking lot on 64th Avenue is plowed as
needed and the trails are groomed for walking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing.
Access to the park is available from the 64th
Avenue parking lot, Cleveland Street pedestrian entrance, and limited access is available through a pedestrian entrance in the back
of the Coopersville/Polkton Cemetery.