The City of Belleville has an active and involved Parks and Recreation Commission. The Commission oversees the City's parks as well as planning and implementing recreational activities and special events.
The five member Recreation Commission serves as an advisory board for the Department of Parks & Recreation. This body meets at City Hall on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 P.M. If you are interested in this type of community involvement, please contact the City Manager, 734.697.9323
The City of Belleville and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of recreational and leisure activities for adults and children. Our location gives residents the advantages of small-town living with surrounding cultural and recreational opportunities including theater, shopping, dining, museums, hiking, boating, golfing, skiing, festivals for every season, and more.
We invite you to come and explore Belleville's many recreational opportunities.
The City has four principal parks:
Located on the shore of Belleville Lake, Horizon Park is home to the Belleville War Memorial and features a picnic pavilion, arbor, benches and tables, restrooms, lake access and wonderful lake views. The Horizon Park Waterfront offers a lakeside boardwalk, courtesy boat docks and ADA acccessible canoe/kayak launch. A favorite activity of area residents is watching the sun set over the lake at Horizon Park.
At the foot of the Belleville Bridge, Doane's Landing is a community gathering place for individual quiet time and for fun events offering lakefront vistas.
Located in the heart of the City, at the intersection known by locals as "Five Points", Victory Park offers a children's play area, picnic facilities, a gazebo, and features a statue of the famous explorer LaSalle. It is home to the renovated Victory Station, which is available to rent for meetings and special events.
Victory Station, in Victory Park, is available for rent. Rental rates are $20/hr for City residents, and $40/hr for non-residents. The maximum number of guests is 50, and a security deposit of $200 is required.
Contact the Belleville City Clerk at 734-697-9323 x 7010 about renting Victory Station.
A City park located on 8 acres at the intersection of Savage Road and Sheldon, Village Park is adjacent to the Victoria Commons subdivision. It features walking trails, basketball courts, a children's playground, and sand volleyball courts. A striking feature of Village Park are three large ponds and surrounding trails; the main path around the large pond was paved and made ADA accessible in 2010.
Belleville High School is located within the City of Belleville on 34.7 acres of land. Included on this land are three ball diamonds, a football field with bleachers and lights, a track, and eight community tennis courts which were funded by city organizations.
South Middle School has an area of about 29 acres. The school has a gym, football field, ball diamonds, and a soccer field that can be reserved by community organizations. This facility includes nearly five acres of dense woods and a ready-made nature study area.
Edgemont Elementary School is on an 8.3 acre plot with a playground, soccer field, and gymnasium which are used for neighborhood activities. This area provides recreation opportunities and open space for surrounding residential neighborhoods