Kalamazoo County Parks and Expo Center

River Oaks Park

River Oaks Park

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River Oaks County Park
9202 East Michigan Avenue (M-96)
Galesburg, MI 49053

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The park is named for the 100+ year old oak trees that stretch along the shore of Morrow Lake. River Oaks County Park features one of Southwest Michigan's premier soccer facilities with 15 fields that regularly host youth leagues, adult leagues, and regional tournaments.


Click here for a detailed Park Map

Splash Pad

The splash pad features fun in-ground and above-ground water spray elements. There is also a playground near the splash pad. Both areas have specific elements designed for children ages 2-5 and ages 6-12.

Hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day
Fees: Splash pad use is included with your park admission. For Group rentals, call the Parks Office at 269-383-8778.

Splash Pad Rules

Soccer Fields

River Oaks offers a beautiful facility that features 15 soccer fields ranging in sizes full, mid and junior. The fields are available for game, league, and tournament rentals. River Oaks also hosted youth lacrosse and ultimate disc events. Improvements to the complex were completed in 2005 and include new fields, 650 paved parking spaces, restroom facilities, and a concession stand. See a detailed map of the complex.

This facility is home to AYSO Region 212, DBSS Sting, Kingdom Soccer, Pfizer Soccer League, and Kalamazoo Ultimate Disc League. Several Tournaments are held at the complex annually.

For information on field availability, rental costs, or to schedule a tournament please call 269-383-8778 or contact the parks director.

Dog Park

River Oaks Dog Park opened in the summer of 2014 and features 4-3/4 acres of fenced park area for dogs to exercise and socialize off-leash. The park has a four-acre grass area with plenty of shade trees for all dogs. 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.

See the Dog Park Brochure for rules and additional information.

Picnic Shelters

River Oaks 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.

Wenke Softball Fields

Comstock Township and Kalamazoo County partnered with local donors to construct the Wenke Softball Complex. The four fields are maintained and operated by Comstock Township Parks. For league or field information, contact Comstock Township Parks at 269-343-8212.

Model Airplane Field

The Kalamazoo Thunderbirds RC Club operates the River Oaks model airplane field. For membership and field information, contact 269-823-4044.