The Macomb Park District is excited to announce the new development of the Patton Park Project. The proposed development includes multiple new recreational and play features, beautification efforts, natural restoration initiatives and several opportunities for individuals and families to get involved.

Donations are tax deductible thanks to the Macomb Area Recreation and Leisure Foundation. If donating with check, please make out to "Macomb Area Recreation and Leisure Foundation".

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Patton Park Project Status

Proposed Development


Multi-Use Trail, Shade Structures: 2 Dog Park Sail Shades & 1 Play Pocket, Trees, Sway Benches


Multi-Use Trail, Shade Structure: 1 Play Pocket, Boardwalk w/ Fishing Piers, Trees


Multi-Use Trail, Meditative Garden, Concrete Poured for Basketball Courts, Landscaping


Multi-Use Trail, Basketball Courts, Meditative Garden, Bike Racks


Shade Structures: 2 Dog Park Sail Shades, Water Fountains, Park Benches, Basketball Court Parking, Concrete Games, Wetland Restoration, Rain Gardens, Landscaping, Trees


Trail Lighting

Existing Elements

🌳 Patton Park Positives 🐶

Norine HammondState Representative, 93rd District
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The Patton Park Project through the Macomb Park District will be an incredible addition to our community. The development plans are innovative, exciting, and imaginative. The project includes attractions for persons of all ages with special attention for opportunities for individuals with physical challenges. It is the perfect balance of various recreational activities and nature restoration sites that will bring visitors back again and again.
Jeremy RobinettWIU Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
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I am really excited that the Macomb Park District integrated play pockets into this project. Play pockets and two miles of multi-use trails will not only provide hands-on learning opportunities and safe pathways within our community, they will also allow children and adults spaces and activities that will benefit their mental, physical and social health. I can't wait to unplug from life in the contemplative garden or watch the geese in the wetland restoration.
Bonnie Smith-SkrippsHSMC President
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The Patton Park Project is a comprehensive plan to appeal to various sectors of the community. Once completed, it will be a valued and well-used resource for Macomb, offering innovative and functional opportunities for play, relaxation and socialization, inclusive of all citizens. I'm especially excited about the expanded dog park with its redesign and addition of agility equipment for both small and larger breed dogs...
Barb KnoxPresident, Macomb Beautiful Association
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There are so many reasons to be excited about the Patton Park Project! I am especially looking forward to the walking path around the entire park. What a wonderful way for us senior citizens and others to safely walk our way to good health. Also, as a member of Macomb Beautiful, we are so pleased to play a part in creating the contemplative garden. This beautiful oasis of flowers, plants and seating will be a favorite place for young and old to meet, relax and appreciate the outdoors.
Drew DonahooMacomb Arts Center Board Of Directors
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The plans for the Patton Park Project are all exciting, but the part we're most looking forward to is the expansions to the dog park. Our dog, Winnie, is looking forward to the new water fountain, the agility equipment and the photo booth areas. She can't wait to meet more new friends when the renovations are completed!
Jock HedbladeExecutive Director, Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau/Visit Unforgettable Forgottonia
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...The Macomb Park District's Patton Park Project is both transformative and revitalizing in its design and scope. Now more than ever, the public availability of modern, multi-functional outdoor attractions such as Patton Park could not be more important. This project will be a boon to the community and visitors alike.
Kate Van SlotenProgram Coordinator, Prairie Hills Resource Conservation and Development
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I am thrilled that the Macomb Park District has chosen to include a wetland restoration in their Patton Park Project. This important conservation initiative will increase native plant habitat for wetland wildlife species, improve water quality and provide educational opportunities for the community.
Kylie ArtcherOperations Manager, Spring Lake Park
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I am incredibly excited about the Patton Park Project! It is clear the Macomb Park District has put so much care and passion into this project to provide another safe, educational and fun environment for not only the kids, but the community as a whole.
Nicholas GuarinoMacomb Resident
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...The new dog park is really great. There were more people there on Labor Day than I've ever seen at the old one. Also, Veterans Park is very nice. I recently drove around it for the first time. Really nice ball fields and great parking. The play ground is also really great. Good job. You are really making Macomb a nice place to live. Thank you!

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