Enjoy our parks in every season…

Drake Farmstead Visioning Session

Drake Farmstead Visioning SessionOn April 15th, 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 space [more]

Moonlight X-Country Ski and Snowshoe Hike

Moonlight X-Country Ski and Snowshoe HikeThanks to all those who joined us for our winter hike! It was a beautiful evening to hike the Township Park. Big thanks to Nate for guiding our group. [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]

Winter in the Park

Winter in the ParkThe parks are beautiful in the winter. Come out and hike, x-country ski, snowshoe, play disc golf and more! [more]

Buy a Park Bench Dedication Plaque

Buy a Park Bench Dedication PlaqueSupport our parks by buying a park bench dedication plaque. This is a great way to celebrate a special occasion, event, family member or give as a memoriam. [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!