Kalamazoo County Parks and Expo Center
Prairie View Park
The Kalamazoo County Parks are open! All individuals must adhere to social distancing measures including remaining at least six feet from people outside the individual’s household.
- Picnic Shelters - Advance reservations required, call 269-383-8778, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm
- Boat Rentals - Not available at this time
- The boat ramp, dog park, and beach are accessible by vehicle. Other areas of the park are only accessible on foot.
Trash Service is also limited. Please help keep the park clean – Carry In and Carry Out
Prairie View County Park
899 East U Avenue
Vicksburg, MI 49097
Located on the shores of Gourdneck and Hogsett Lakes the park offers a premier swimming beach and a pristine natural setting. Prairie View has 5 picnic shelters that are a perfect setting for any gathering.
- 210 Acres
- Hogsett & Gourdneck Lakes
- Swimming Beach
- Dog Park
- Boat Ramp
- Picnic Shelters For Group Outings
- Beach House Rentals
- Picnic Shelters
- Soccer Field
- Fishing & Ice Fishing
- Hiking Trails
- Softball Fields
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Sledding Hill & Warming Shelter
Prairie View Dog Park opened in the spring of 2010 and features 7 acres of fenced park area for dogs to exercise and socialize off-leash. The park has a grass area with plenty of shade trees and a wooded section with a walking trail. Plus there is a special area for dogs under 25 lbs. Access to the dog park requires either payment of the daily vehicle entrance fee or an annual park pass. Please see our Dog Park Brochure for more information.
Prairie View County Park is the perfect location for a family gathering, company picnic, school outing, or group picnic. Picnic shelters feature grills, electricity, water and clean modern restrooms at or near the shelters. For a list of available shelters, along with descriptions and fees, please visit our Picnic Shelters page.
Picnic shelter reservations can be reserved starting on the first business day of January. Shelters are only available for use with an advanced reservation. To make a reservation, call 269-383-8778. Payment is due at the time of reservation with a credit or debit card.
DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, SHELTER CAPACITIES WILL BE REDUCED. PICNIC TABLES WILL BE SPACED 6FT APART. EVENT PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW 6FT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND PEOPLE IN OTHER HOUSEHOLDS. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING ADDITIONAL LAWN CHAIRS TO ACCOMMODATE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS. EVENT PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING WHILE INSIDE PARK RESTROOMS.
The Beach House is available for rentals during spring & fall seasons and can accommodate up to 40 people. With the scenic view overlooking Hogsett Lake and the fireplace to keep you warm, this is the perfect location for a family activity, business meeting, or other group outings.