Enjoy our parks in every season…

Music in the Park - Free Summer Concert Series presented by Oshtemo Friends of the Parks

Music in the Park - Free Summer Concert Series presented by Oshtemo Friends of the Parks To bring music and entertainment to the residents of Oshtemo Township, Friends of the Parks is excited to announce the inaugural 2016 Summer Concert Series! Because [more]

Check out the Oshtemo March Newsletter!

Check out the Oshtemo March Newsletter!Keep up with all the news and exciting events happening in Oshtemo Township. Read the March newsletter here [more]

Drake Farmstead Visioning Session

Drake Farmstead Visioning SessionIn April of 2015, a public brainstorming session was held to discuss ideas for a long term vision of the 26 acre property. The township's goal is to create a public [more]

Moonlight X-Country Ski, Snowshoe or Hike!

Moonlight X-Country Ski, Snowshoe or Hike!Thanks to all those who joined us for our winter hike in 2015! Join us for the "second annual" winter hike on January 23rd. Find out more on our events page! [more]

Oshtemo Friends of the Parks Fundraise to “Pave the Trail” at Flesher Field!

Oshtemo Friends of the Parks Fundraise to “Pave the Trail” at Flesher Field!Please join us in improving our parks! Your tax deductible contribution is needed to help “Pave the Trail” at Flesher Field. Contributors of $25 or more will be [more]

Spruce up the Park!

Spruce up the Park!The next time you visit Township Park, look for six artistically painted trash cans. Each one is unique and adds a splash of color to our recently upgraded park. [more]

Mission Statement

The mission of the citizen volunteers of Oshtemo Friends of the Parks is to promote the expanded stewardship and preservation of natural features within the community, to further the development and maintenance of existing and future parks in keeping with adopted park plans, and to effectively advocate Township parks as community resources for all to enjoy.

Where does the Oshtemo Friends of the Parks Fit into the Township Structure?

The group was created by the Township Board of Trustees by resolution recognizing the need to use the volunteerism and philanthropy of residents and businesses to further the quality of life in the township via parks.

Enriching the Oshtemo Community Park Experience

Every town needs parks. Public green spaces are crucial to a community’s health, providing a location for recreational activities, a family get-together, or simply a peaceful walk in the woods. With that in mind, Oshtemo Friends of the Parks (OFP) was created to maintain the high quality of the township’s parks. A non-profit 501c3 organization, OFP is comprised of residents who volunteer their time through service projects, special events, educational activities and community relations.

Partnerships with the Consumers Credit Union, Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo Wiffle League, Oshtemo Historical Society, The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Basket K’Aces, Oshtemo Grange, and Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy help connect our community and benefit our parks. With partner and community member dedication and support, it’s possible for every citizen to enjoy the following locations:

Township Park – 7275 West Main Street
Flesher Field – 3664 South 9th Street
Old Town Hall – 10 South 8th Street
Oshtemo Community Center – 6407 Parkview Avenue
Grange Hall – 3234 North 3rd Street
Drake House – 927 North Road

Park Hours

Sunrise to one half hour after sunset

Learn more about our parks on the Oshtemo Charter Township website and follow us on Facebook!