Kalamazoo County Parks and Expo Center
River Oaks 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
***Due to the draining of Morrow Lake the Boat Ramp and Fishing are not available.***
Trash Service is also limited. Please help keep the park clean – Carry In and Carry Out
River Oaks County Park
9202 East Michigan Avenue (M-96)
Galesburg, MI 49053
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 20 fields that regularly host youth leagues, adult leagues, and regional tournaments.
- 330 Acres
- 20 Soccer Fields
- Morrow Lake (Kalamazoo River)
- Boat Ramp
- Splash Pad
- Group Picnics & Outings
- Picnic Shelters
- Dog Parks
- Hiking Trails
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Softball Fields
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.
DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THE SPLASH PAD OCCUPANCY WILL BE REDUCED. SPLASH PAD VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW 6FT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND PEOPLE IN OTHER HOUSEHOLDS. SPLASH PAD VISITORS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING WHILE INSIDE PARK RESTROOMS.
River Oaks offers a beautiful facility that features 20 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.