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John M. Patriarche Park

Features

  1. baseball / softball fields
  2. basketball court
  3. benches
  4. grill
  5. large play field
  6. pavilion
  7. picnic tables
  8. playground
  9. restrooms
  10. tennis / pickleball courts
  11. volleyball

To make a reservation for Patriarche Park's picnic pavilion, community members must first submit an online reservation inquiry:

parks and rec online reservation inquiry
A staff member will be in touch upon receiving the inquiry. To make a reservation for picnic tables in open areas in the park or to ask questions, call (517) 319-6944 or email jhaeusl@cityofeastlansing.com. For general inquiries and questions about Patriarche Park, call (517) 319-6809 or email jstone@cityofeastlansing.com. Please note that picnic pavilion reservations are currently full for weekends in July/August 2022; however, weekday picnic pavilion reservations and weekday/weekend picnic table reservations are still available.


Picnic Pavilion and Picnic Tables: Beginning Jan. 2 of each year, community members can reserve the picnic pavilion and picnic tables in open areas in Patriarche Park for the spring, summer and fall seasons (May 1 through the end of August). The full pavilion (24 tables, eight people per table) or half of the pavilion (12 tables, eight people per table) can be reserved all day (8 a.m.-9 p.m.) or for a half day (8 a.m.-2 p.m. or 3-9 p.m.). Pricing is as follows:

  • Full pavilion/all day: $280
  • Full pavilion/half day: $200
  • Half pavilion/all day: $140
  • Half pavilion/half day: $100


Those who reserve the picnic pavilion or picnic tables are responsible for cleaning up the areas they use, including any grills that are used (only City-provided grills can be used in the park). Please also keep the following park rules/ordinances in mind: no parking in the grass, no amplified sound/music, no tents/canopies, no shade structures, no staked signs, no open flames/chafing dishes and no food or gaming trucks. 


Baseball / softball fields, large play field: Community members interested in renting these amenities should contact the Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts at (517) 319-6832. 


Tennis / pickleball courts: Community members interested in renting these amenities should contact the Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts at (517) 319-6963.