Polkton Township Parks

Sheridan Park


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.

About Sheridan Park

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.

South Evergreen Schoolhouse

One-room schoolhouses are disappearing from the countryside, either due to disrepair or being renovated into residences, businesses or other uses. The South Evergreen School in District #7 of Polkton Township, Michigan, is one of the last remaining one-room schools in the state that is still structurally intact and retains its original design. In the Fall of 2013, a committee of local residents organized a drive to fund the purchase of the school. It is now owned and maintained by the township where it will be preserved as an historical landmark.
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Parks Committee

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.
2019-2023 Recreation Plan

Upcoming Meetings

Sheridan Park Committee Meeting
Polkton Township Hall
7:00 PM