3820 Sprinkle Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: (269) 381-7000
Fax: (269) 381-5334
Built in 1974, Wings Stadium has been home to the Kalamazoo Wings of the United Hockey League since the 2000-01 season. The venue also offers a full range of entertainment, including concerts, professional hockey, family shows and trade shows. The building capacity is 8,023 with seating capacity for hockey at 5,113. Watching your favourite team live in action is truly a worthwhile experience.
Eastern Hills Golf Course features 27 holes and is open to the public through the year. The well-maintained grounds are known to host both amateur and pro tournaments. The three tees are completely distinct from each other and are perfect for either a 9 hole or 18 hole game. Daily rates for adults on weekdays are USD13 and weekends USD14 for 9 hole game, the rates are USD22 on weekdays and USD24 on weekends for an 18 hole round of golf. There are concessions available for students and senior citizens. Additional facilities include a bar, practice facilities, pro shop as well as golf car rentals. For additional rates and services, visit the website.
Al Sabo Preserve incorporates a water pumping area, and was established to secure this ground-water supply of City of Kalamazoo in the '70s. The preserve covers about 741 acres (299.87 hectares) of wetlands between Kalamazoo and Texas Charter Township. The region comprises of several hiking and biking trails that are exceedingly popular with locals, especially with those interested in mountain biking, even though most of the area is closed for bike traverse. The Al Sabo Land Preserve entails a thickly-wooded area incorporating forests, hills, streams and marshes, which is how it features several panoramic views and lookouts. As such, it is also home to an impressive biodiversity, and animal species such as muskrats, foxes, coyotes, deer and lots more.
Fort Custer Recreation Area comprises of a huge recreation area, that features the Kalamazoo River, and at least four lakes- Eagle, Jackson, Lawler and Whitford, wetlands, lush meadows and lots more. As such, it offers a plethora of fun, outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, picnicking, golfing, swimming, fishing, skiing and lots more. Established as a recreation area in 1971, Fort Custer Recreation Area is also home to a rich wildlife, that includes rare animal and bird species such as Blanchard's cricket frog, eastern box turtle, bittern, waterfowl and moorhens, to name a few.
Cedar Creek Golf Course is a lush green course boasting of 18 holes and a driving range. Whether you are a golf professional or just learning the sport, Cedar Creek Golf Course is the best place to practice your skills. The course is open all year round and offers clubs and carts on rent. In addition to the sport, the scenic beauty of this place makes it an apt location for weddings and their clubhouse can be rented out for a romantic getaway. Cedar Creek Golf Course has been delighting patrons since 1974, and has a legacy which is second to none in the city.
The Springbrook Golf Course may be a nine-hole golf course but it is filled with interesting obstacles which makes it as difficult as any 18-hole course. There are quite a few ups and downs in this course which makes for some good exercise if you are to walk. However, a golf cart is available on rent to take you around the course as well. If you are a member of the course, you can take your own cart. The clubhouse has a bar and grill which serves delicious food for the hungry golfer after a game.
The beautiful snow-capped mountains are a must visit destination in winters. Opened in 1961, Timber Ridge Ski Resort now features on the National Register of Historic Places. The ski resort incorporates ski trails for all skill levels that are great for family leisure. They offer ski rentals and professional trainers, apart from that, Timber Ridge also features a lodge, the Snowshoe Bar, The Cedar Chalet, terrain parks and lots more. They also have ski-programs for adults as well as kids of all ages; and thanks to the size of the hill and state-of-the-art equipment they use, this place is perfect for novice skiers. Other activities offered include tubing and cultural events such as the Winterfest.
Covering over 72 beautiful and landscaped acres (29.14 hectares), Leila Arboretum is located on Michigan Avenue of Battle Creek, MI. The arboretum incorporates great many attractions like a museum, flower and vegetable gardens, a peace labyrinth and Children's Garden. Named after Leila Post Montgomery, who donated the land to the city, Leila Arboretum hosts several cultural events, educational programs and such that facilitate the best outdoor learning and activities that benefit the youngest members of the community. There are trails, there are horticulture workshops, walking and racing tracks - all in all, this is a place where your little ones can learn while have fun outdoors. Although there are no admission charges, rentals and the programs featured here often require fees.
The Children's Garden is a part of Leila Arboretum, located on Michigan Avenue, in Battle Creek. Covering about an acre (0.45 hectare), the garden offers a dynamic, ever-evolving setting midst which children of all ages can benefit from fun, outdoor learning. The place incorporates several vegetation sections wherein the little visitors are introduced to many plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables. As such, the Children's Garden at Leila Arboretum is available for educational workshops, field trips, programs and lots more. The garden is only open between April and October, check the website for more or call ahead.
There is much for the whole family to enjoy at Claude Evans Park. This charming public park offers a variety of recreational and sporting facilities, including a baseball diamond, basketball courts and a playground for children. Bring a picnic along and enjoy a meal with family and friends beneath the shade of a tall tree or at the pavilion. Whether you stop by to enjoy a few moments of peace, or for a fun-filled day of outdoor activity, you will find that Claude Evans Park is a fine choice for both. The park opens at 5:30a daily and closes soon after sunset.
The "Need for Speed" is perfectly met at the US 131 Motorsports Park, the city's fastest race-track. Formerly referred to as the Martin Dragway, the renovated venue, features thrilling and exciting car racing championships. From renting a suite to view brilliant live action to utilizing the race-tracks for hosting several events and functions, the Motorsports park is certainly a must visit for all motor sports enthusiasts. Call for more details.
When it opened in 1963, Binder Park Golf Course was the only 18-hole golf course in all of Michigan. The park is surrounded by nature with scenic bluffs, pristine forest land with old trees, wetlands and changing land formations created due to deposits from glacial ice. It was later expanded so that it now has as many as 27 holes. The park has its own clubhouse which provides food and drinks. There are several facilities which makes the experience here smoother and more interesting including a driving range, a teaching center, a putting green, sand bunker areas, a three-hole practice area and an indoor training center. For information on tee-times and events, check out their website.