Village Owned Recreation Facilities
In total, the Village of Chesaning owns three public parks and a future recreation area recently acquired adjacent to the Howard Nixon Memorial Airport, totaling 143.01 acres of land. These include:
- Cole Park
- Showboat Park
- The Birding and Nature Trail Park
- Airport Property (undeveloped)
Showboat Park is a 68-acre community park located on the banks of the Shiawassee River. The park offers a wide variety of amenities and facilities including a 6,360-seat outdoor amphitheater, concession stands, ticket office, storage buildings, picnic pavilions, a 70 lot campground with electrical hookups, drinking water, restrooms and showers, 2 basketball courts, 3 sand volleyball courts, football field used by an adult football league, a boat launch, fishing dock, sledding hill, 5 ball diamonds with new dugouts, cross country running course utilized by the schools, 18 hole disc golf course, and over 6,000 feet of shoreline. Numerous events are held at Showboat Park throughout the year including Fireworks in the Park. The access drives and parking areas are paved in the north end of the park and gravel in the south end of the park.
This 50.24-acre park includes over 2 miles of nature trails for walking, bird watching, and cross country skiing.