Physicians Park, Grand Blanc, MI — July 19, 2021
Playing in the sprinkler has been a favorite activity of kids and adults since sprinklers were invented. When the hot sun beats down on those 80 and 90 degree days, a splash of cool water provides relief and can be great fun. If that sounds like a refreshing idea, grab the family and head out to Physicians Park
Just behind The Hot Dog Stand on Saginaw St. sits Physicians Park. The main entrance and parking lot are accessed off Reid Road. According to the City of Grand Blanc. “The park property was donated to the City of Grand Blanc in 1990 and consisted of approximately five acres of land.”
“Since that time, additional land has been purchased from the railroad and adjoining residents to expand the park. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Physicians Park development was held in August 1999. Mr. Jim Parker, whose grandparents previously owned the land, was present at the park ceremony to share memories of his childhood days on the property.”
“Today, the park boasts a fenced play structure and swing area, permanent restroom facility, large gazebo with picnic tables and electricity, grills, and a walking path.
Physicians Park has been the recipient of Eagle Scout service projects, providing improvements and benefits to park visitors. Park benches, a flagpole, and the raised viewing deck near the train tracks are all results of Scout-led projects and volunteer hours.”
From Ice Skating Rink to Splash Pad
An ice skating rink sits adjacent to the parking area and during the winter it is a popular local attraction. If you visit the park now, a new feature is generating a lot of attention and is proving to be just as welcome.
After a series of modifications to the rink, a splash pad has been constructed for use in the summer. Having just opened in July, you can now check it out yourself. The flat concrete surface has a number of water jets installed under the surface that spray 6-8 feet in the air. The pressure is comfortable and they spray in various directions.
Picnic in the park, and get wet, sounds like a fun afternoon.
This park is also host to the popular summer concert series, “Music in the Park”, with various weekly artists providing family entertainment in an open-air venue, usually during the month of July.