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Central Park

Central Park is a 12-acre site in the heart of the community, within easy walking distance of the downtown district. The Huron River and Pettibone Creek provide a scenic backdrop enjoyed by the many visitors to the park, whether they come for the summer concert series, to play a game of tennis, or merely to bring a picnic basket and relax for the day.

Plein Air Painting (courtesy Jennifer Thrift Photography)A playscape structure was constructed in 1997 by a determined group of area residents who raised the entire $100,000 necessary to see the project become a reality. After completion of the structure, the Village assumed responsibility for the daily maintenance required by this well-used play area.

The tennis court is located on the upper level of the park, away from the bustle of the playscape. The two basketball courts are located on the lower level, near the sand volleyball courts.

The picnic shelter may be reserved for private events. There is no charge for Village residents to use the shelter unless electricity is needed, in which case there is a fee of $25.00. The fee for non-residents is $100.00, plus the cost for electricity if needed. No alcohol is allowed, and the user is responsible for clean-up. Rental requires the submission of a completed Special Event & Facility Rental Application.

The LaFontaine Family Amphitheater, which opened in May 2015, is utilized during the summer concert series, which typically runs from June -through August at 7:00 on Thursday nights. A wide range of music is presented, from jazz to swing to oldies and more.  The amphitheater may be reserved for events as well.  The charge for Village residents is $150.00, non -residents is $300.00 and both require a refundable $200.00 deposit.  No alcohol is allowed and the user is responsible for clean-up.  To apply, a Special Event & Facility Rental Application must be filled out.

The Veterans’ Memorial, constructed by the American Legion, is located in Central Park. 

The Ford Powerhouse in Central Park was restored in 2005 in partnership with the Milford Historical Society and with the support of a State of Michigan grant and private donations.