Hess Hathaway Park Waterford Review – Pics, and info. Hess-Hathaway Park is maintained by Waterford Twp Parks and Recreation and hosts
many of the department’s events, summer camps, youth sports leagues, free summer concerts, and more.
Hess Hathaway Park Waterford Pics
Hess-Hathaway Park is home to the Lone Cedar Historical House, several sports fields, USDA Animal Farm Exhibit, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, a picturesque gazebo, two pavilions, and fitness trails around the perimeter of the park. There is even a community garden inside the park where residents can rent plots to grow fresh vegetables.
The star attraction of the park may be the impressive All Kids Playground, a giant playground that incorporates a farm theme to match the area’s heritage and history. The Hess-Hathaway Playground is fully enclosed which makes keeping an eye on kids ideal. The playground was launched in 2002 through donations but it is impeccably maintained, it even features a neat kids maze.
Most of the attractions at Hess Hathaway are well-maintained. The fore-mentioned playground, gazebo, and giant barn are in beautiful condition. One of the pavilions, the community building, and parts of the animal exhibits look a bit dilapidated and could use an upgrade.
Annual events held at Hess-Hathaway include
- Sheep Shearing Event and Pancake Breakfast
- The Thursday Nights Free Summer Concert Series
- Big Wheels Keep on Rollin’
- Harvest Happening
- Summer Day Camps
The park pavilion, gazebo, and community building are all available to rent for parties and events. Kid’s birthday parties include animal tours and a hayride.
Summer – Mid April – Mid – October from 10a-8p 7 days a week
Winter – Mid October – Mid – April from 10a-4p. Park is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Hess Hathaway Park
825 S Williams Lake Rd
Waterford, MI 48327
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For more info on Hess Hathaway Park Waterford, visit www.waterfordmi.gov