Parks and Recreation
The Cemetery/Parks Office is open May 1st-November 1st annually. Regular office hours are Monday thru Friday, 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Jon Kangas, Public Works Director/City Engineer
April Holm, Public Works Office Manager
Phone: (906) 486-6181
For assistance November-May, please contact the Public Works Office directly at (906) 486-9371.
Ishpeming has many recreational opportunities available every season of the year!
Photo courtesy of Lake Superior Press
AL QUAAL RECREATION AREA located on the north side of the City, is open year-round. During the summer months, the park area offers a 13 station fitness trail, disc golf, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, picnic areas, hiking trails, two Lodges and Pavilion (rental available), a baseball field and playground equipment. Visiting in the winter months? We offer four cross country ski trails ( a total of 18K of trails) and a snowshoe trail. Try out our exciting Al Quaal Tube Slide or sleigh ride in the the “sled bowl” (across from Birchview Elementary).
The Al Quaal Lodge and parking areas are handicapped accessible. The handicapped accessible restrooms are available during scheduled events.
ISHPEMING PLAYGROUND is a popular recreation area for kids of all ages from Spring through Autumn. Located just south of US 41, the playground can be accessed from either Second Street or Empire Street.
Springtime brings the baseball fields to life–Fast Pitch, Slow Pitch, Softball and Little League. The Playground also offers 6 tennis courts, a basketball court, football field and track.
Ishpeming is a place for all seasons!